Works with ambitious companies and industries to support economic growth and develop Scotland's business environment.
As the business owner, you’re responsible for ensuring your business keeps accurate financial records and accounts.
Information on term sheets and agreeing terms and conditions for money you raise from selling shares.
Information on asset finance – where you can raise money for an idea or business by borrowing against something you own or plan to buy.
Information on what banks look for if you want to borrow money for an idea or business.
Keep your business and finances on track with a business budget.
Information on how the UK's possible exit from the European Union (Brexit) may affect businesses in Scotland, and where to get advice.
Information on setting up a bank account for your business, including sole trading and online banking.
Get help from BusinessClub Scotland to win contracts and networking at major sporting and cultural events.
Information on buying or renting business premises, including government or council property.
Information on the different types of due diligence you'll need to prepare for if you want to get funding for an idea or business.
Help from Scottish Enterprise to improve at exporting products and services.
Information on crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending including choosing a platform.
Find out what training and information is available to help you develop your business skills.
Information on the options and schemes available for training your employees.
If you want to learn how to export there is training for businesses of all levels, from beginners to experienced companies.
Find out about the help available to businesses looking to research an export market.
Find and register for business events, workshops, seminars and conferences in Scotland.
Find out about innovation challenges and opportunities to sell your products or services.
Get help and support to find office space, specialist facilities or technology.
Find research and information on businesses in Scotland.
Find help and support to train your staff.
Information on finding funding to export products and services, including what support is available from UK Export Finance.
Get advice from Scottish Enterprise on creating a business IT plan.
Get advice on working with clients and customers based in other countries, including language training, translation and interpretation.
Get advice from Scottish Enterprise on developing new products and services.
Get advice from Scottish Enterprise on low carbon heat technology markets.
Get help to improve your business's manfacturing processes from the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service.
Get advice from Scottish Enterprise on marine energy.
Get advice from Scottish Enterprise on creating an offshore wind farm.
Find out how Scottish Development International can help you if you're looking to trade with Scotland.
Find the organisations and websites you need to support your exporting journey, from starting out to growing your export business.
Get help from Scottish Enterprise to attend a trade show or exhibition abroad.
Get help from Talent Scotland to recruit new staff.
Get help from Scottish Enterprise to work on overseas projects or contracts.
Get help from Scottish Enterprise to visit an export market.
Get help from Scottish Enterprise to apply for contracts to work on global aid projects.
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.
Get help to develop as an entrepreneur.
Information for management teams looking to buy their business including writing business plans, agreeing terms and conditions and arranging funding.
What to consider when you are employing staff in other countries.
Information on how a corporate finance advisor could help you get funding for an idea or business.
How an accountant can help you get funding for an idea or business. Includes how to find an accountant.
Information on what corporate governance is and how it can help you get funding
Information on how business incubator and accelerator programmes can help you develop your idea or 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.
Information on the legal documents you'll need to review if you're successful in getting funding for your idea or business.
Get advice from Scottish Enterprise on making improvements to your business.
Information on judging whether an idea is worth developing, including judging costs, customers and competitors.
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 the regulations for online selling and how to accept online payments.
Information on organisations who can help you develop your idea.
Information on government organisations that can help businesses in Scotland.
Information on pitching your ideas for businesses, products or services.
Information on selling your business when you plan to leave or retire.
Information on creating profit and loss accounts, balance sheets and cash flow statements.
A £500 million package of financial support which aims to help Scottish businesses grow and is backed by the Scottish Government.
Search for business funding, including grant and loan options available in Scotland.
Information on equity finance – which allows your business to raise money by selling shares.
Find more information on setting up a business in Scotland if you're based overseas.
Start a business to help people or communities.
What you need to do to set up a business - registration, licenses, banking, NI and VAT, employing people.
For people thinking about starting a business or becoming self-employed.
Information on invoice finance – which helps your business to raise cash using unpaid invoices.
Information on what to include when writing a business plan if you're looking to raise funding or develop an idea.
Find out about the help and advice you can get when writing an export plan.