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Prepare a business plan for growth

Every successful business regularly reviews its business plan to ensure it continues to meet its needs and responds to variations in the market, the economy and customer base.


Write a marketing plan

Writing a marketing plan helps you decide which customers to target and how to reach them. A marketing plan includes factors such as: deciding which customers to target; how to reach them and how to win their business.


Help and support available for your start up

If you run a start-up business as an entrepreneur, you may be able to get extra support if you’re a woman, over 50, disabled, from a minority ethnic group, young or on a low income.


Business rates and the 2017 revaluation – Scotland

Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties, such as shops, offices, warehouses, and factories amongst others.


Workplace Pensions – Auto Enrolment

The law on workplace pensions changed recently. Every employer with at least one member of staff now has new responsibilities.


Cyber Resilience Toolkit

Technology has revolutionised small and medium sized businesses. It improves efficiency and is a channel to access a national and global base of customers.


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Family support helps garage get into gear

Getting support from his partner’s family helped Colin Johnston start his own garage.

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3D growth plans for former oil and gas worker

Redundancy gave IT expert a model business idea.

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Technology helps business attract renowned textile artist

Securing funding to buy state-of-the-art technology has helped attract textile artist to Fife.

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Nervana discovers the natural way to business success

Helping patients find natural products that wouldn’t interact with their treatment inspired Nervana Elkabany to launch her own business. 

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Moray business scrubs up nicely

Friends Richard Cumming and Linda Littlewood set up Sirology following in their fathers’ footsteps of working in retail. 

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David's new business fuelling success

A Campbeltown farm owner has set up a new business producing biomass fuel and livestock bedding from unwanted wood.

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