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Beekeeping school creates a buzz

A beekeeping school has successfully launched and improved its search engine optimisation (SEO) ranking after the owner received support, advice, and signposting to funding from Business Gateway and DigitalBoost, Scotland’s national digital upskilling programme.

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Isle of Lewis music studio makes a bang

An independent music studio on the Isle of Lewis has successfully increased its offering after purchasing new musical equipment following support and advice from Business Gateway.

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Scottish kombucha business brews up success

A North East brewing business specialising in hop-infused kombucha, the sparkling tea-based soft drink, increases sales targets threefold with support from Business Gateway.

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Digital marketing firm achieves Net Zero status

A specialist digital marketing firm has achieved Net Zero status after the Founder and Managing Director received advice, support, and signposting to funding worth over £14,000 from Business Gateway and DigitalBoost.

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Dance studio finds its rhythm

Business Gateway has helped a dance school access vital funding for studio equipment and training, which has ensured its survival and growth.

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Independent food business is a batch of success

An independent Hebridean food outlet has successfully launched on the Isle of Harris, following support from Business Gateway.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.