Founded by six Scottish business owners and directors Business for Scotland is an independent and political party neutral business and economic policy think tank and network. We generated over 250 members just by word of mouth prior to the launch of the network in March 2013 (now over 1300).
Our goal is to improve the performance, ambition and confidence of the Scottish business community. Business for Scotland is a member owned co-operative and so every member gets a vote at our annual general meeting and can stand for election to the board. Stakeholder members get a say in our activities and in how we invest profits.
As well as offering all the benefits of a successful and fast growing business network, one of our key projects is to ensure that the Scottish SME business community has access to the economic facts and educated opinions that are required in order to allow them to make educated and informed decisions in the lead up to the 2014 Referendum on Independence.
We also believe that when people take the time to investigate the economic facts it becomes clear that Scotland’s economy, our business community and our nation as a whole will be better off as an independent country. Within its first few months this site has become the pre-eminent business and economic policy blog in the country. We also believe that a Yes vote will act as a catalyst for Scottish people to become more entrepreneurial, confident, successful, ambitious and international in their outlook.
You can join Business for Scotland by signing the Yes Scotland Business Declaration
Online Magazine - You can subscribe to receive our articles, business blogs, news and opinion.
Attitudinal Research - We are keen to understand business attitudes towards Scotland becoming an independent country but also to gain a deeper understanding of these within the business community. Our survey is being distributed via five independent business networks and it asks a lot more than just “how are you planning to vote”, and you will receive a copy of the results.
Take five minutes now to fill in the survey let us know what you are thinking.
Networking – Every month we will hold a range of networking events in various towns and cities throughout Scotland ranging from informal social gatherings to major scenario planning workshops.
Online Community – We have launched a LinkedIn group for pro-independence business people and you can find more details and join
Yes Scotland Business Ambassadors - We are recruiting and training a group of Yes Scotland Business Ambassadors to help us take the positive case for Scotland becoming an independent nation out to Scotland’s business community. The course is ideal if you just want to be more confident when talking to friends through to learning to give talks at your local business club. Why not sign up now…