Scotland Business Advice

Scotland Business Advice
Scotland Business Advice

Scotland businesses are more likely to succeed if they seek and act upon the advice of a professional business adviser. This page should point you in the right direction.

"You don't know, what you don't know" is a great saying and so applicable to starting a business. There are so many considerations in the early stages that taking advice from an experienced business adviser will dramatically increase your chances of success.

See list of local business support organisations below.

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Free Business Planning Resources

The following items are in our FREE start-up pack and can be download individually or as part of the whole pack.

How to Start a Business Step-by-Step
How to Start a Business Step-by-Step

An easy to read, step-by-step guide to setting up your own business. Each step is explained briefly and in plain English.

Business Start-Up Checklist
Business Start-Up Checklist

"You don't know what you don't know!" Make sure that you don't miss anything by plotting your progress with this 125+ point checklist.

Business Start-Up Map
Business Start-Up Map

This very popular infographic provides a colourful visual walk through the start-up process and used to occupy the centre pages of our Start-Up newspapers.

Business Plan Template and Instructions
Business Plan Template and Instructions

One of the most important steps but is often ignored. This document will provide you with a clear road-map for your business.

Start Your Own Business CD
Start Your Own Business CD

We have created a CD based upon the start-up map. You can now download and enjoy the whole of this unique interactive experience.

How to Start a Business Powerpoint Presentation
How to Start a Business Powerpoint Presentation

Designed to compliment the business plan template, this presentation can be personalised and you are welcome to use it (free).

Please note that one-time registration is required to unlock all of the free items on this site.

Latest Advice Articles

If you run your own business in Scotland and would like to learn more about business planning and how business support organisations can help you, we have compiled a library of useful resources and frequently asked questions which we hope that you will find both interesting and useful.

Scotland Business Advice

Useful Start-Up Resources

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Businesses come in all shapes and sizes. In Scotland, 99% of all private sector businesses are small to medium size enterprises – and they provide an estimated 1.1 million jobs*. What could you add to that mix?
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There are plenty of examples of successful entrepreneurs and ideas. You may find reading them sparks your own imagination and inspires you to seek out and build your own enterprise – whatever its size! Students have great ideas for ventures and with a bit of perseverance and support, turn them into successful ventures.
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No matter what your reason for starting your business, if you have skills, ambition and drive, we can help you turn that into a successful business FAST! We provide the following services to help you set up your own business: * Company Formation * Domain name registration * Logo creation and corporate ID * Business plans * Websites and content management systems * Sales training * Marketing services * Promotional brochures and sales aids * Databases and CRM systems Get in Touch Today for Your FREE Consultation by Phone!
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Would you like you to know how your business could benefit from digital upskilling? Training, guides, tutorials, workshops, 1:1 advice and consultancy – all for free.
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Do you have an idea for a business with the potential to grow strongly? We help researchers and academics to turn research into business. We can also help high growth startups.
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The Scottish Rural Network website is your one-stop-shop for news, events and information about rural development. We can help you connect with other people, communities, organisations and businesses across rural Scotland and beyond.
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Start Up Funding