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Funding available for SMEs to support employee upskilling and reskilling

Eligible employers can use the Flexible Working Development Fund (FWDF) to address priority skills gaps in their organisation by accessing funding to create tailored training programmes with their local college.

18th November 2020

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Pilot programme launched to support women in business across Shetland

A virtual programme offering a package of support for female business owners in Shetland has been launched by Business Gateway, in partnership with The Pure Energy Centre as part of the W-Power Project, with eight entrepreneurs selected to take part in the six-month pilot programme.

11th November 2020

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COVID-19 Restrictions Fund from Scottish Government

Further details of the new £40m COVID-19 Restriction Fund from the Scottish Government have been released.

16th October 2020

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COVID-19 better for business than Brexit say Scottish SMEs

A survey of over 300 Scottish SMEs has found businesses see more potential benefits from Covid-19 than from Brexit.

14th September 2020

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Entrepreneurial spirit high in Scotland despite pandemic

A survey commissioned by Business Gateway has revealed national appetite for starting a business has not been hindered by the impact of COVID-19.

11th September 2020

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Thousands of Scotland SMEs to benefit from free Digital Skills support thanks to treble funding boost

Thousands of SMEs across Scotland are set to benefit from vital free support after the Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced that it was trebling funding for Business Gateway’s DigitalBoost skills programme.

11th August 2020

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New digital platform for women-led business start-ups will boost Scottish economy

Women’s Enterprise Scotland is today (Tuesday 30 June) launching a new digital platform designed to support women at the pre start-up and start-up stage of their business journey.

2nd July 2020

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£100m funds to help Scottish businesses and newly self-employed - Applications to open

Additional funding support for the newly self-employed and SMES in hardship.

30th April 2020

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Business Gateway launches COVID-19 business support campaign

As businesses and self-employed people across the country are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak, Business Gateway has quickly adapted its service to ensure crucial support is available during this time of national crisis.

23rd April 2020