Offers professional resources and support to help anyone starting up or growing a business, including workshops, events, news and advice.
Business (non-domestic) rates in Scotland, including calculating your rates bill, how to qualify for relief (discount) schemes and appeals.
Find out about the business rates reliefs (discounts) available in Scotland, including the Small Business Bonus Scheme, and how to apply.
Find information on buying a franchise or an existing business.
Information on buying or renting business premises, including government or council property.
Information about preparing to close or sell your business and closing the sale.
Find out what training and information is available to help you develop your business skills.
Information on the legal responsibilities a business has for working hours and holiday entitlement.
Information on your obligations when paying employees, including National Minimum Wage and sick pay.
Find information on maintaining equality and diversity in the workplace.
Find and register for business events, workshops, seminars and conferences in Scotland.
Find templates your business can use to help you recruit new staff members.
Find help and support to train your staff.
Find out what organisations can give you advice to help your business become more environmentally friendly.
Find the organisations and websites you need to support your exporting journey, from starting out to growing your export business.
Information on grant funding with some examples of grants available in Scotland to create jobs and new products or services.
Find out about growing your business - planning, deciding whether to grow, and the challenges of growing.
Information on employers' legal responsibility to provide safe and healthy conditions for employees and customers.
Find information on stock control techniques.
Find out how your local council can help your business.
Find out what intellectual property is and how to protect it in the UK and abroad.
Information on IT and how to run a business online.
Choices when you leave school including university, college, jobs, modern apprenticeships, starting a business, armed forces, jobs and gap years.
Information on the legal documents you'll need to review if you're successful in getting funding for your idea or business.
Information on judging whether an idea is worth developing, including judging costs, customers and competitors.
Find information on managing risks to your business.
Managing your cashflow is vital for business survival and growth. Every business needs cash available to pay their bills and expenses on time.
Information on marketing and sales for your business.
Find information on measuring how your business performance, including setting targets and key performance indicators.
Information on organisations who can help you develop your idea.
Information on government organisations that can help businesses in Scotland.
Find information on how your business can outsource work.
Information on selling your business when you plan to leave or retire.
Information on employing staff and checking suitability.
Information on market research and thinking about the customers and competitors for your idea.
Find information on how your business can save money on running costs.
Search for business funding, including grant and loan options available in Scotland.
Find information on how your business can sell goods or services in an ethical way.
Find out what you need to do to enrol your staff in a pension scheme.
For people thinking about starting a business or becoming self-employed.
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.
How to import goods and services into the UK .
Find information on how your business can use digital technology, such as email, social media, website analytics and eCommerce.
Information on capital budgeting and help to work out if spending money on your business is the right thing to do.
Find information on how to choose and manage suppliers.
Information on what to include when writing a business plan if you're looking to raise funding or develop an idea.