Business Gateway

Offers professional resources and support to help anyone starting up or growing a business, including workshops, events, news and advice.

Services

Business rates guidance

Business (non-domestic) rates in Scotland, including calculating your rates bill, how to qualify for relief (discount) schemes and appeals.

Business rates relief

Find out about the business rates reliefs (discounts) available in Scotland, including the Small Business Bonus Scheme, and how to apply.

Closing a business

Information about preparing to close or sell your business and closing the sale.

Employee pay

Information on your obligations when paying employees, including National Minimum Wage and sick pay.

Find business events

Find and register for business events, workshops, seminars and conferences in Scotland.

Get exporting help and support

Find the organisations and websites you need to support your exporting journey, from starting out to growing your export business.

Grant funding

Information on grant funding with some examples of grants available in Scotland to create jobs and new products or services.

Growing your business

Find out about growing your business - planning, deciding whether to grow, and the challenges of growing.

Health and safety at work

Information on employers' legal responsibility to provide safe and healthy conditions for employees and customers.

Leaving school: your options

Choices when you leave school including university, college, jobs, modern apprenticeships, starting a business, armed forces, jobs and gap years.

Managing your cashflow

Managing your cashflow is vital for business survival and growth. Every business needs cash available to pay their bills and expenses on time.

Staff pensions

Find out what you need to do to enrol your staff in a pension scheme.

Starting a business from your home

Information on starting a business from your home including setting up a home office, planning permission, title deeds, health and safety, trading standards and waste management.

Writing a business plan

Information on what to include when writing a business plan if you're looking to raise funding or develop an idea.