Innovation programmes are a great way to prompt your thinking to look at how you can improve market share, develop new markets, and increase the size of your business.

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A business is never too small to export. Whether you’re a new or experienced exporter, we have a range of support to suit individual needs.

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We consider funding applications from account managed businesses, social enterprises and communities, and towards identified transformational projects.

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There is a wide range of commercial and industrial property available for sale or lease throughout the Highlands and Islands area.

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HIE provides world-class entrepreneurship support to businesses and social enterprises across the region.

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HIE provides eligible businesses and social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands with the opportunity to employ a graduate or undergraduate for an innovative placement project.

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We've developed the Northern Innovation Hub to help SMEs in the Highland Council area improve their businesses through innovation. 

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Find out about the types of support available for businesses and communities across the Highlands and Islands in our digital section. 

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Scotland House is a low cost, flexible business base that could help you achieve your growth ambitions in London.

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Small changes to the way you work can make a big difference to your productivity and business growth. We've a range of support to help you become more productive and efficient. 

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The Scottish Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between Government and business. It is a shared ambition of boosting productivity, competitiveness, sustainable employment and workforce engagement and development.

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Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) supports the development of co-operative and employee-owned enterprises across Scotland.

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Find out more about a range of services available for start-up businesses, co-operatives and social enterprises through HIE's partner organisations.

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Highlands and Islands businesses, community groups and social enterprises are invited to join our HIE Business Panel. By joining the panel, you can take part in regular surveys on the region’s economy.

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Our Skillsforce is a web service for employers developed by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). Find out about programmes, financial assistance and training opportunities that will help you develop your workforce.

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