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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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, HIE and SDI 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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HIE provides eligible businesses and social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands with the opportunity to employ a graduate or undergraduate for a specific piece of work.

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HIE can provide access to a number of innovative and world class entrepreneurship support programmes and activities to account managed businesses.

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HIE support a culture of entrepreneurship and leadership in the Highlands and Islands, and have developed a suite of support services for existing and emerging business leaders.

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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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If you're a manufacturing business, you'll know the importance of being efficient. Small changes to the way you work can make a big difference to your productivity and business growth.

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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 Online Business Panel. By joining the panel, you can take part in quarterly surveys on the region’s economy.

Find out more and join our panel

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

Visit the Our Skillsforce website

We run a series of online webinars for anyone involved in tourism in Scotland who would like to gain and share knowledge from industry leaders to support their business growth. 

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