After a three-year project collaboration, the international ViSEnet-team has gathered learning resources and best practices in an online free guide dedicated to rural social entrepreneurs: The Rural Social Enterprise Guidebook of Good Practice: Experience from Estonia, Finland, Germany, Romania and Scotland. 

Women's Enterprise Scotland: International Conference 2022

Join Women’s Enterprise Scotland for their 2-day conference focussing on the economic empowerment of women vital for recovery from Covid and achieving gender equality in the economy, work and business.

Eight projects will share £8.7 million of Scottish Government investment, with project partners providing match funding, taking total investment to £24.4 million.

Join the mentor programme - mentee induction

Would you like to have a mentor to explore your business with? GrowBiz’s award winning mentoring programme is open to new members!

Business mentoring is a great resource that allows you to :

Seafood Scotland has launched an innovation programme to stimulate new seafood tourism initiatives.

The pilot will see the trade body work with organisations to explore and support business diversification and to establish new tourism opportunities for the Scottish seafood industry.

What’s THE most important thing for you and your business in 2022?

Do you find it a challenge to create the time and the space to do any proper business planning?


Women's Enterprise Network

Join in with the first Women's Enterprise meeting of 2022 for some informal networking, and hear from some inspiring female-led businesses. 

The GrowBiz Women's Enterprose Network events are designed to support women starting, running or growing a business in rural Scotland, or even for those who are just thinking about it. This is an informal and friendly community of women sharing insight and support.

Do you have a bold, innovative idea which could boost the economy? Are you ready to take the leap and become an entrepreneur? Could you benefit from training, mentorship, incubation space and opportunities for funding?

Regeneration projects in some of Scotland’s more disadvantaged and rural communities will share more than £25 million of funding to support community projects and local economies.

The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund will support 22 locally developed place-based projects that tackle inequalities and promote sustainable and inclusive economic recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.