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If you're an ambitious business that's keen to grow, it can be difficult to know where to turn. We can help you every step of the way.

How Scottish Enterprise supports Scottish businesses

As Scotland’s main economic development agency, we're dedicated to helping ambitious Scottish companies to grow - both at home and abroad.

We work with Scottish companies of all sizes to find the right support, where and when you need it.

If you’re the kind of business that's ambitious to grow, wants to have brilliant employment practices, try new things and grow globally, then we want to work with you.

Lena Wilson, chief executive, Scottish Enterprise

By sharing our expertise and connections, we'll help your business take the steps you need to grow.

We'll also plug you into our influential business networks - providing access to academia, trade bodies and international business organisations. 

And we really want to work with you. Here's how. 

Expertise and opportunities

Our staff, who are based all over the world, will make important introductions and connect you with up-to-date market intelligence.

Looking to expand globally? Learn more about specific markets with our free international market research service

Search and apply for real-time export opportunities on the Exporting is GREAT website.

Find international trade partners on the Enterprise Europe Network Scotland website.

Change the way you work

If you want to develop new products or services, we can provide the expertise and inspiration to get your idea off the ground.

Our wide range of services can also help you to make your company more productive, efficient, lean and sustainable.

Funding and investment

Through our grants and funding, we can provide the financial assistance you need to help you realise your ambitions. 

Some of the grants we can offer cover research and development, co-investment and technological innovations, or will help you take your product or service into overseas markets. 

If you’re a small and medium enterprise, we can provide advice and information on investment propositions.

Training and networking

Our extensive programme of events offers the ideal platform to explore opportunities, network, conduct market research, and listen to business leaders. And if you’re looking to attend events further afield, we can help with the costs.

As well as one-to-one insight from our advisers, we provide training workshops and masterclasses to help you learn from business mentors.

Want to know how we can help you?

Whether you're looking for advice on how to grow your company or you'd like to find out more about our services, our helpline is open for business.  

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