Support organisations, online platforms, resources and toolkits to assist you to develop your creative business.
SCOTTISH DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL
Supports international business in Scotland.
YOUTH BUSINESS SCOTLAND
Helping young people in Scotland to start up and continue in business.
START UP SCOTLAND
Online resource for start up businesses in Scotland.
HOW TO GROW
An online platform designed to boost the growth of creative companies across Europe. Includes services and tools for network expansion and accessing knowledge and financial resources.
SCHOOL FOR STARTUPS
Targeted programmes to teach people how to start and run better businesses. Supports ‘young businesses’ worldwide.
EUROPEAN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE
ECIA is an integrated policy initiative, bringing together policy-makers and business support practitioners.
SCHOOL FOR CREATIVE STARTUPS
Social enterprise designed to teach creative people how to actively build successful startups. A fee based service.
CAPITAL FOR ENTERPRISE
UK Government’s centre of knowledge, expertise and information on the design, implementation and management of finance measures to support SMEs across the UK.
Brings together ideas for making entrepreneurs more creative and creatives more entrepreneurial. Funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. Includes the ‘Best Practices Handbook for SMES’
SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
A local authority partnership programme established to offer small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) the opportunity to grow and diversify through procurement. Fife Council is a member of the programme which provides information, education and training on public procurement and contract opportunities.
THE FEDERATION OF ENTERTAINMENT UNIONS
The NUJ, The Writers’ Guild, Equity and the Musicians’ Union have joined forces to help freelance members develop the key business skills needed to support career progress.
YOUNG & PARTNERS
Young & Partners are business lawyers based in Dunfermline. Angus McGuire is our principal contact in respect of the creative industries and has advised clients involved in music, computer games and many other creative sectors. Angus is also a working musician and involved in releasing records and playing live. Contact Angus on 01383 721 621 / firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIGHT IDEA SCOTLAND
BRIGHT IDEA SCOTLAND is a new Scottish Government funded programme that builds upon the former ICASS service, providing support for individuals and businesses with innovative ideas for new products and services. In addition to advice on issues such as copyright, trade marks, patents, design and product development, the service will focus on helping clients understand and confirm the commercial potential resulting from their ideas.