Scottish Enterprise CEO Steve Dunlop said: “The definition of economic success is changing and as Scotland’s enterprise agencies we need to be agile and rise to every new challenge in these uncertain times.
This new strategic framework sets out our bold ambitions for Scotland and how Scottish Enterprise will help achieve them – but more than that – it sets out the values that inspire us and the passions that drive us.
It provides valuable information to those who work for you or with you (such as suppliers) and to potential investors and lenders and assists with the proper allocation of resources.
Preparing a business plan will help you to set clear objectives for your business and clarify your thinking.
“If we are going to continue to create opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, it is vital that the Scottish Government and our agencies work together in pursuit of our common goals.
It is fantastic to see that this framework aligns with the Strategic Board for Enterprise and Skills’ Strategic Plan – as well as the plans of other agencies – and that the ambitions that Scottish Enterprise want to achieve through their current transformational change programme are clearly reflected.
Scottish Enterprise’s new strategy - ‘Building Scotland’s Future Today’ comes after a year-long review and transformation of the agency, led by CEO Steve Dunlop, who took the helm in 2018, and marks a change in direction for the agency with a powerful statement of intent for the future of Scotland’s economy, people and places.
Over the next year, the agencies will invest more than £409 million delivering a range of projects and initiatives including: There is a strong emphasis on partnership working, between agencies, with local and national government, with the commercial and third sectors, and between academia and industry.
A business plan is a useful tool for any business as it is a road map for the business.
It helps you gauge income and expenditure, consider your business model and the assumptions that underpin it, handle unforeseen circumstances and underpins good business decisions.