How to start a business in challenging times

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What does this involve?

The COVID-19 crisis has presented many challenges for businesses. But that shouldn’t discourage you from starting your own business. For some this may involve bringing an idea that’s been burning for a while to fruition, for others it may be an idea born out of the crisis and changes to consumer behaviour.

Although it may seem counter-intuitive, starting a business during turbulent economic times can actually help you step out on the right footing. Proper planning, financial forecasting and future proofing is essential for the business to succeed. The learnings from this difficult period will stand business owners in good stead to tackle challenges they face in future. Business Gateway summarise some key considerations to help you get things moving. 

Am I eligible?

Yes – the information is for all businesses in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Any business based in Scotland.

How long does this take?

Allow 5 minutes to read this article.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website to read this article.

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