Archive of articles related to Scottish small businesses and fast-growth SMEs.

Funding your small business

A complete list of Scottish business grants

Here, we provide information on the Scottish business grants that could help your company grow and flourish

Business management

Scotland election manifestos 2021 – what’s in them for small businesses?

Ahead of the election on May 6, we've rounded up the small business pledges from each of the Scottish political party manifestos


Covid-19 roadmap – when can I reopen my business in Scotland?

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has laid out the next steps of her roadmap to ease Covid-19 restrictions for businesses from April

Questions & Answers

Scottish government launches small business coronavirus helpline

The Scottish government has launched a helpline for small businesses coping with the unfolding coronavirus pandemic


Glasgow is the UK’s most independent city – does your nearest city rank?

Glasgow is the UK's most independent city according to a study looking at the number of independents versus the number of big chains.


The essential guide to starting a business in Glasgow

Glasgow has a lot to offer start-up business owners and it's becoming an increasingly popular area to live in, too. Here's why you should consider it.


Scotland lags behind rest of the UK for new business creation

More help for businesses needed from both central and devolved government needed for entrepreneurs in Scotland.


Go north and prosper – Edinburgh named best city for co-working

The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is the most popular city for co-working spaces, closely followed by Leeds and Bristol, according to new research.


Starting a business in Edinburgh: A small business guide

The location of a startup is important because it influences its rate of growth and expansion. Edinburgh has been named as the best place to start a small business in the UK.

Business management

Taking the high road: Flying the flag for top Scottish businesses

Here, we look at three Scottish businesses demonstrating the rude health of companies North of the border.


Public source data and Scottish independence

The uncertainty surrounding Scottish independence leaves a question mark hanging over the future of public data access, a debate critical for businesses either side of the border, says Chris Oatts, operations director at Graydon UK.

Government Grants

Government grants for small businesses in Scotland

David Kelly applied for a range of grants for his pre-revenue social business platform Shareflow. He tells SmallBusiness.co.uk about them.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience