The following references and links are given to assist members and others in identifying possible sources of information, training and assistance.
If there are other sources that you believe it would be helpful for the community to be aware of please let us know. In listing these FABA does not endorse or recommend any specific source or organisation and does not take responsibility for their content.
General Business Support
“Business Gateway is a publicly funded service contributing to the economic well being of Scotland by providing access to free business support services.”
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
“We support organisations throughout the region to help them with a number of challenges. From community groups to larger businesses, our support is open to all.” https://www.hie.co.uk/support
Find business support.
“Find Business Support gives customers an overview of all funding and services offered by public sector organisations across Scotland.” “ There are currently more than 800 business support options listed on the website, from more than 60 public sector partners across Scotland.”
Government and charity advice on business
index of Government information and support
Setting up a business – overview and links
Winding up a business
Companies and Directors
Setting up a company
Running a company
Taxation and HMRC
Overview information on different business taxes
Business taxes online
A guide offering advice and tips on how small business owners and the self-employed can approach mental health in the workplace.
Sustainability and the circular economy
Net Zero Scotland
“Funded by the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund, we provide free, impartial support and access to funding to help businesses save energy, money and carbon.”
A local charity – “Our environmental purpose, is to save perfectly good items once destined to be thrown out. Previously there was no option but to dump things no longer needed, but at Waste Busters items can now be saved and given another life, and put back into the local community.”
A local charity that reuses and recycles IT materials for businesses as well as households, in compliance with the WEEE regulations
What is the circular economy?
Information and blogs
Product Design etc
(WRAP is a charity looking at the promotion and facilitation of sustainable product design, waste minimisation, re-use, recycling and reprocessing of waste materials and sustainable waste management)