Inspiration Stories

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Tips for starting a business in 2021

Starting a business is always a challenge, and this is particularly true now, given the difficult market conditions that have resulted from COVID-19 and Brexit. For those considering this, we outline some key considerations and tips to help you on your new journey.

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Expansion still on the cards for North East subsea specialist business

Legasea, a Business Gateway client, is looking at options for expansion now that the UK has left the EU.

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Mademoiselle Macaron chews over plans for EU exit

Now that we have reached the end of the transition period, small businesses may wish to re-focus their attention on ensuring their operations and supply chains are in the strongest possible position for the EU exit.

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Prepare for the expected: how Sephra Europe has adapted to leaving the EU

After overcoming the major challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sephra Europe, along with thousands of businesses across Scotland, are now preparing for the financial strain and uncertainty of leaving the EU.