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Business Planning

 

Where can I get up-to-date advice from the Scottish Government?

FindbusinessSupport.gov.scot is a government website providing an overview of new support and guidance for all businesses based in Scotland.  You can sign up to receive email updates via a newsletter here.


Is there a tool to support my business during the lifting of lockdown?

As restrictions change, it will remain important to keep your supply chain informed about your activity. Business Gateway have developed a fortnightly checklist for businesses to help them review their customer communications, available here.


Is there a farm-specific planning tool available?

If the worst does happen, and you fall ill, it is important that there is a plan in place to cover running the farm.

The Farm Advisory Service have developed a checklist which will ensure that essential activities, for example, those which safeguard animal welfare can continue. Use the FAS Farm Emergency Plan to provide valuable information to those able to help, available here.

Is there any planning guidance available for Crofters?

Use the FAS emergency templates to plan for COVID-19 on your croft, available here.  


Is there specific guidance available for farmers and crofters?

On Thursday 11 June, the Scottish Government released specific guidance for farmers and crofters to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The guidance will be updated, so it is important to refer to the live document, which can be accessed here:


What tools can I use to help manage my business during the Coronavirus pandemic?

The full impact of Coronavirus in the UK is uncertain, but there are steps that your business can take to prepare for potential disruption. The following checklist from Scottish Enterprise outlines a range of low-risk, low-cost actions you can take to review the following areas of operation: business planning, employee management and finance management.


Where can I get free business advice?

Business Gateway has developed a website which has a range of information for businesses, including information on Coronavirus support, available here. It includes support about how to market your business online and what steps you can take to build business resilience.

Business Gateway also have local offices where you can access free local courses and business advice for local businesses. Find your local Business Gateway office details here.



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