Rising cost of doing business

Is your business affected by rising costs? Find up-to-date information on guidance and sources of free support from Scotland’s business support organisations

South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) is the one-stop shop for businesses and enterprising communities throughout Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. We’re here to help people and enterprises in the south to thrive, grow, and fulfil their best potential.

Every enterprise is different. SOSE support is tailored to your situation, and we can provide expertise, advice, and funding (grants and loans). For inspiration, see the case studies on businesses and communities we’ve helped around the region.

Rising cost of doing business

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Rising costs of doing business are having a significant impact on businesses, communities and social enterprises across Scotland.

We're working with government and partners to provide support and help organisations reduce their costs where possible.

Find Business Support is being updated regularly with information and signposts to support, advice and funding available across the public sector in Scotland.

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Business Support

Want to start or grow your business? SOSE can provide expertise, advice, and funding (grants and loans). Whatever your business scale, sector or stage of the journey, profit or non-profit, we’re here to help. Our experts will work in partnership with you, adding value and helping you and your business to reach their best potential.

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Enterprising Communities

Do you have an enterprising idea for your community? If you’re a community group, charity, social enterprise, or simply have an exciting ambition and don’t know where to start, get in touch. We can provide expertise, advice, and funding (grants and loans), depending on your situation.

We can also help join the dots and tap you into resources, people and practical knowhow, working in partnership with community organisations nationally and throughout the south.  

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More about SOSE

What is SOSE?

SOSE is the new economic and community enterprise agency for Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. The SOSE team are here to help develop the South of Scotland as a centre of opportunity, innovation and growth.

Work for SOSE

Want to support a thriving, inclusive, prosperous South of Scotland? Inspired by the challenge of working for an enterprise agency? Want to make a difference? Check out current SOSE vacancies.  

Business and Community Support

If you’re a business, social enterprise or community group – or want to start one! – get in touch. We work with partners across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders to help people to realise their ambitions for the region.