Business Tools and guidance on getting started, finance, premises and employing people. Develop ideas for businesses, products or services Information to help you develop ideas for businesses, products or services. Starting a business Information on business planning, registering a company and starting a new business. Growing a business Information on planning, events, support networks and funding. Selling or closing a business Find information on selling or closing a business. Business rates Guidance on business rates and relief, including appeals. Funding your business or idea Check the types of business funding available and increase your chances of putting in a successful application. Managing a business Information on buying or renting premises, business insurance, business skills and data protection. Employing people Your legal obligations to staff, including information on recruitment, leave and contracts. Taxes Includes information on company tax returns, corporation rates and reliefs, paying your tax bill and VAT. Importing Information and help on importing goods and services to Scotland. Exporting Information and help on exporting goods and services from Scotland. Licences and regulations Find out whether your business is regulated, whether you need a licence to operate and who you should apply to. Running a charity or community group How to set up a charity or social enterprise, charity regulator appeals and support for community groups. Finance and accounts Includes information on accounting, bookkeeping, bankruptcy, cashflow, payroll and debt recovery. Waste and energy Find advice and support to help your business become more environmentally aware and efficient. Business sectors Find specialist support depending on the industry you do business in. Working with Scottish businesses from abroad Infomation on working with Scottish businesses if you live abroad, including: trade, making investments or setting up a business in Scotland.