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There is a lot of business support available for you to access. Whether you are looking for advice, research, product development or funding there is likely to be someone who can help.

We have listed some of the key organisations who can help below.

Find Business Support have gathered together information and support for all company sizes and sectors across Scotland, including help and advice for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Scottish Enterprise is here to help Scottish tourism businesses grow, and make the most of new business opportunities. In addition they now have a dedicated Funding Information & Support Service team to help innovative businesses apply for R&D grant funding from other organisations.

Business Gateway offers expert support and guidance to both new and existing businesses.

The City of Edinburgh Council offers business support and information as well as information on council services provided throughout the city. Forever Edinburgh, the city’s destination marketing brand responsible for promoting Edinburgh to the world, sits within the council. is the corporate site for Scotland’s national tourism organisation, and offers products and services to help you reach your target markets and resources to help you improve your business. 

Essential Edinburgh aims to ensure that Edinburgh city centre excels as a place to work, a place to do business, a place to shop and a place to visit.

Festivals Edinburgh is a strategic umbrella organisation focussed on over-arching areas of mutual interest. Its sole focus is to maintain the Festivals’ and the Festival City’s global competitive edge, via major collaborative projects and strategic initiatives.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland represents the interests of around 19,000 Scottish members. The FSB in the East of Scotland works hard to continue to be the largest and most effective local Business Association representing SME interests.

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic member-led organisation, working to support the local business community and specifically our strong network of member businesses.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills.

Scotland Food & Drink is the leadership organisation working to grow the value of the industry and build Scotland’s reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

The Scottish Tourism Alliance – is the largest member organisation for tourism businesses in Scotland and the leading representative body for its tourism industry.