From starting your business, to managing it day-to-day, growing and trading internationally, our business guides provide practical support to Scottish businesses.
Starting a business
7 essential steps to starting your own business
This guide sets out the key considerations so you can turn your dream into a successful start-up.
How to write your business plan
A compelling and comprehensive business plan is an important asset for any business.
Understanding your market
To be successful you need to understand what your customers want and how to reach them.
Financing a start-up
Secure the finance your business needs to reach its potential.
Managing your business
Improving your cash flow in 9 steps
Look ahead and manage your cash flow forecast.
How to accept payments online
Many customers expect to be able to make payments online.
Business contingency planning
Identifying and planning for risks increases your businesses chances of surviving them.
Outlining best practice on recruitment through to health and safety.
How to pay your employees in full and on time using an efficient payroll system.
Growing your business
How to grow your business
Growing a resilient business means planning for sustainable growth.
Importing could mean lower production costs, but there are many pros and cons to consider.
5 things you need to know about exporting
Considering exporting could mean increased revenue and diversifying your risk.
Build mental resilience
Supporting employees’ mental health
Supporting your approach to employee wellbeing.
Is mental health affecting your business?
Identifying and addressing burnout.
Strengthen your resilience
Building your resilience can help you bounce back.
Coping with stress and anxiety
Find strategies to tackle stress and anxiety.