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Highlands visitor numbers boosted by cruise ships

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on July 30, 2013

An increase in large ocean cruise liners is set to help the Highlands break all previous records for summer season visitors.

Between June and September, more than (more…)

The advantages of invoice financing over traditional loans

Category: Features — Gary Cain on July 28, 2013

Invoice financing is a great alternative to taking out traditional loans. There are several advantages to borrowing using invoices as collateral over going down the (more…)

Study calls for Inverness to be linked with Heathrow

Category: Scottish Investment — Paul Morgan on

Recent research has highlighted the need for Inverness Airport to link with Heathrow, something it hasn’t offered in 15 years. It is thought that tens of thousands of (more…)

Private equity firm to invest in mid-sized businesses

Category: Scottish Investment — Mark on July 26, 2013

A private equity company in Edinburgh has raised a multi-million pound war chest with the intention of investing in medium-sized firms throughout the UK.

Dunedin has also said (more…)

A step-by-step guide to factoring

Category: Features — Mark on July 24, 2013

Factoring is a very easy way for a business to borrow money and while the process itself is simple, not all business owners are fully aware of how it works. With (more…)

Temperature rise causes sales boost

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on

Scotland’s recent spell of warm weather has forced large crowds of shoppers outside, with many retailers seeing their sales go up significantly. Other businesses, such (more…)

How invoice financing can help struggling businesses

Category: Features — Paul Morgan on July 23, 2013

When a business is struggling, it can become extremely difficult to arrange finance. However, it isn’t impossible. Whilst it is true that most traditional financial (more…)

Scottish economy grows ahead of UK

Category: Scottish Economy — Gary Cain on July 22, 2013

Proving that Scotland did not suffer a double-dip recession, official figures have shown that the country’s economy is 1.2 per cent better off than it was at the (more…)

Scottish unemployment rises for the first time in a year

Category: Scottish Economy — Paul Morgan on July 20, 2013

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that Scottish unemployment has increased. It is the first time in 2013 that a rise (more…)

Scottish economy could have its future in the stars

Category: Scottish Economy — Mark on July 18, 2013

According to the science minister David Willetts, it is hoped that by 2030, the UK will have at least 10 per cent of the global space market. In an announcement to the UK (more…)

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