Recent research by the Federation of Small Businesses found that there is a huge community of microbusinesses, which make up 94% of all Scottish firms. Typically, a microbusiness will have fewer than 9 employees and an annual turnover of less than £500,000.
Scotland is a world-leading entrepreneurial nation, a place where sustainable growth and innovation deliver benefits to all of society. Scotland has a fantastically supportive ecosystem in which public, private and third sector organisations are united around this shared vision and collaborate to provide spin-outs, start-ups and scale-ups with world class support. These words were extracted from a recent study conducted by Scottish Enterprise, which outlines various organisations that help facilitate growth. We’ve listed a few of them below; you can read the full study here.
An incubator is a physical or virtual space that provides entrepreneurial training, mentoring and business support.
strathclyde incubator, glasgow
An accelerator is a physical or virtual space that provides entrepreneurial training, mentoring and business support through a time-bound, cohort-based learning programme with an emphasis on rapid growth and successful seed funding.
the data lab, aberdeen
entrepreneurial support organisations
An entrepreneurial support organisation has the core purpose of providing advice, funding, connections, training and development opportunities for individual entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial companies.
adopt an intern, EDINBURGH
SCOTTISH EDGE, EDINBURGH
SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE, GLASGOW
A networking organisation has the core purpose of providing events and opportunities for entrepreneurs to meet face-to-face or virtually to make connections and build their networks.
ENTREPRENEURIAL SCOTLAND, GLASGOW
GIRL GEEK SCOTLAND,