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Whether you're at the seed, sapling or full-on beanstalk stage, there are common ways to fertilise your business by creating the right culture, being a good leader and motivating your staff. Who do you already have in your team who can help you meet your objectives? How can you develop your workforce to keep them, show they are valued and get the best out of them? Our employment advisers and partners can give you plenty of advice to help you grow your business.

Skills for Growth

Achieve your objectives with the help of this free fully funded skills diagnostic service.

We can help you source training, help improve staff performance, carry out skills assessments, identify the resources you already have available, help with succession planning and create a development plan.

Head this way to find out how you can get involved.

Business Gateway

This publicly funded service provides access to free business support services through their local offices across Scotland, advisers, events and online help.

They give impartial advice to people starting or growing their business by:

  • Online support through their website, which offers practical information and useful guides
  • A programme of fully funded local workshops held throughout Scotland
  • Advice to suit your specific business needs through a network of experienced business advisers
  • A dedicated team who provide business information on all aspects of growing a business.

The Department for Work and Pensions

The DWP can help you retain staff, improve performance, save money and future-proof your business.

They have helpful resources and publications that show the trends and realities for businesses and employees including working patterns, promotion, training, the recruitment process, pay gaps and the average age that people stop working.

What's next?

Hear from other businesses how Business Gateway helped them. They also offer guides on many aspects of running a business, such as employment tax, marketing and growth.

Have you heard about the Scottish Business Pledge? This voluntary commitment to uphold best modern business practices can have a positive impact on recruiting and retaining new staff and clients.