Scotland’s business support network is responding to the multitude of challenges facing businesses right now with their new awareness campaign ‘Whatever Your Business Needs’.
Business Gateway, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, all 32 local authorities and Skills Development Scotland are working together to signpost companies to FindBusinesSupport.gov.scot – a single online source where they can find information on all the business support services available across Scotland regardless of location, sector, size or stage of development.
Find Business Support is a streamlined, user-centric platform that Scotland’s business owners can use to access targeted support to help them realise their goals – whether they’re looking to start-up, develop or transform. Launched in 2019, Find Business Support was designed to help Scottish businesses more easily navigate the busy support landscape from a single online entry point and to find the support they need quickly.
Carri Cusick, FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot lead, comments: “Findbusinesssupport.gov.scot gives everyone an overview of all the support offered by public sector organisations across Scotland. Since its launch in 2019, the website has been used over 1.35m times by those looking for support, and we hope that this campaign will encourage anyone looking to start up or grow their business to visit FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot to access the support they need right now.”
This resource is needed now more than ever, with many companies facing disruption across global, national and local trading environments as well as ever-changing market dynamics and the effects of Brexit, COVID and the climate emergency.
Businesses can visit Find Business Support for a range of support including online resources, webinars and funding applications, depending on their individual needs. This includes:
· Advice on how to start-up
· Strategic advice on finding new markets or increasing sales
· Innovation support to identify new products and services
· How to start-up or run a more sustainable business
· Important information on Russian sanctions for businesses in Scotland
· Covid support and advice
With so much help and advice available from the various partner organisations, the ‘Whatever Your Business Needs’ campaign will help ensure this gets to the right people at the right time. It is hoped it will inspire many more businesses to visit FindBusinesSupport.gov.scot to help them reach their goals and achieve their full potential.