Helping businesses to transform Scotland’s economy

We’re Scotland’s national economic development agency. We help businesses to innovate and scale to transform Scotland’s economy. Putting net zero at the heart of everything we do, our focus is on the areas where we make the biggest difference - innovation, investment and international.

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Support for start-up businesses

New start-up business?

Business Gateway provides support for start-up businesses across Scotland. Find out about the services, resources, tools and events it provides on the Business Gateway website.

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Business sustainability

Sustainability drives competitiveness. Protecting environmental resources and cutting carbon is good for business, boosting your credentials with customers, suppliers, staff and investors.

Learn about sustainable business practices and how we can help you work more efficiently, build resilience, and seize low carbon opportunities.

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The cost of running your business

Rising costs of doing business are having a significant impact on businesses.

Find out about the practical resources and support we can offer to help your business during these difficult times. We’ll update this regularly as new support becomes available.



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Trading with Russia or Ukraine

Find the latest guidance on Russia sanctions for businesses in Scotland on the Find Business Support website.

You can also get up-to-date advice on trading with Russia or Ukraine and links to further support.

How we can help your business

Funding and grants

Our grants can help you with a wide range of activities, from developing new products to creating jobs or exporting. Available to SMEs and larger companies.

Business development and advice

We can work closely with your business to help you achieve your goals – from scaling up to succession planning and collaboration opportunities.

Product and service development

If you’re looking to develop a new product or service, we can help. Get innovation support from our team of advisors and specialists, access R&D funding and connect to a network of innovation.

Exports and international markets

Looking to start exporting or expand your international sales? Explore our range of exporting guides, international market research and advisory services.

Productivity and employee engagement

Our workplace innovation services and best practice guidance will help empower your staff to make your business more efficient, productive and profitable.

Not sure how we can help?

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Our partners Business Gateway provide support for new start-up businesses

From starting a business and understanding your market to improving your digital skills, Business Gateway's highly experienced team can help you navigate any challenge.

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More about our organisation

What we do

Find out more about what we do, why and what our mission for the future is.

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Whether you're looking for a contact, our image library or the latest press releases, you'll find everything you need here.

Our performance

Here you’ll find all our annual reports, accounts, investment reports and performance against strategic targets.