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Helping businesses to transform Scotland’s economy

We’re Scotland’s national economic development agency. We enable businesses to innovate and scale to transform Scotland’s economy.

Putting our business customers at the heart of everything we do, our focus is on the areas where we make the biggest difference — innovation, investment and international.

Our ambition

We’re changing the way we work with businesses and partners to deliver economic transformation.

Learn about our strategy 

Opportunities and advice

  • Support for start-ups

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

  • Sustainability

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

  • Energy transition supply chain

    Learn about manufacturing opportunities in Scotland's energy transition – and how we can help you take advantage of them.

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.

  • Innovation, digital and data

    Whether you’re looking to adopt new tools and processes, secure your intellectual assets, transform the workplace, or access finance, networks and digital solutions — we can help.

  • 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.

More about our organisation

  • What we do

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

  • Media centre

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

  • Our performance

    View a range of reports, publications and other information on our activities and expenditure.

Information about trading with Russia or Ukraine

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

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

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