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Pets Care

Family-run independent pet shop opens in Aberdeen

A family-run independent pet shop has opened in Aberdeen after the business owner accessed expert support and signposting to funding from Business Gateway.

10th June 2024

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Husband and wife team bring electrician business into the modern world

A family-owned electrician business in Lanarkshire has been modernised after the new owners accessed specialist advice from Business Gateway.

10th June 2024

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One of Scotland’s only vertically integrated CBD businesses secures new contract

A Scottish CBD-focused manufacturing business has secured a contract to manufacture products for one of the UK’s best known CBD brands after the business owner accessed specialist marketing support from Business Gateway.

10th June 2024

The Dunes Cabin

Popular North Uist food cabin opens new farm and croft shop

The owner of a popular North Uist food cabin has expanded her business operations and opened a brand-new farm and croft shop after accessing expert support and access to funding from Business Gateway.

10th June 2024

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Isle of Harris Brewery opens new brewery, taproom and restaurant

The Isle of Harris Brewery has opened a taproom with a dining area, a bottle shop and deli after the business owners accessed specialist advice from Business Gateway.

10th June 2024

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Family-run Inverclyde business provides training for local young people

A family-run Inverclyde business is hiring and training young people in the field of ground investigation, after the business owners accessed specialist advice from Business Gateway.

10th June 2024

Inspiring stories

Learn from the experiences of business owners, leaders and our very own business advisers. Discover how they made it in business and the lessons they would pass on.

Pg Paper

PG Paper wraps up COP26

COP26 provided world leaders with a unique opportunity to discuss the climate crisis at a crucial time, but how can businesses adapt to help meet vital targets? For business owners, the story of Scottish firm PG Paper offers valuable insights that can be applied to their own journey.

14th March 2022

Isle Of Cumbrae

Isle of Cumbrae distillery’s start-up spirit

Business Gateway’s start-up service has been crucial for Isle of Cumbrae distillery, as it brings its product to market.

14th March 2022

North Uist Distillery

North Uist Distillery reflects on Brexit changes

Learning from past experiences and accessing Business Gateway’s online resources has been crucial to help North Uist Distillery understand the changes caused by leaving the EU.

11th February 2021

Iain Best

Making the most of marketing in your business strategy

Iain Muir, one of our advisers, outlines some reasons why you may wish to invest in your marketing strategy and points you in the direction of some resources that can help.

9th February 2021

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Why now is the time for all businesses to invest in digital

Business Gateway adviser Rene Looper shares why investing in online and digital platforms continues to be an important element that will help businesses survive the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19.

9th February 2021

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Ideas for developing a business in a challenging climate

Businesses across Scotland have faced significant challenges over the last ten months. However, while trading conditions are difficult, there are opportunities for small businesses to grow. This article outlines how this is possible with the right support and approach.

5th February 2021