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Iona jewellery business set to expand into international markets

A Scottish jewellery business is set to expand into international markets after receiving support and signposting to funding from Business Gateway.

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Fitness studio gets up and running

A fitness studio has launched in Oban after the business owners received advice and support from Business Gateway.

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Outer Hebrides business creates a splash

An independent business, offering a range of bespoke year-round guided outdoor activities on the Isle of Harris, has expanded their offering after working with Business Gateway.

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New Gaelic language business launches following support

A new business specialising in Gaelic project services, based out of the Isle of Lewis, has launched after receiving support from Business Gateway.

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Argyll & Bute coffee roasting business expands its offering

A speciality coffee business in Argyll & Bute has opened a new coffee unit in the area and continues to grow, after receiving support from Business Gateway.

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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.

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.