What will help substantially improve staff shortages in Ross-shire and beyond?
We all hope to start next year on a high, and here’s something that will help: entering our FSB UK Celebrating Small Business Awards 2024.
2023 may have been terrific or tough – but this small business award scheme could be the perfect start to the new year, writes our columnist.
Shop locally where possible, and your money supports local families – owners and staff, says our columnist.
It takes a certain sort of person to set up and run a business in the Highlands, for it’s far from easy.
If you own a relevant business (self-catering, Airbnb etc), you must submit your Short-term Lets License (STL) application before October 1.
A visitor's letter following a recent visit to the county town has kickstarted discussion.
Ross-shire’s high streets are fundamental to the wellbeing of their communities – they are about more than the provision of goods and services alone.
David Richardson suggests top priorities he believes would make sense to almost everyone in the Highlands when it comes to the business community.
Changes like these are the last thing that small businesses need, says David Richardson of the FSB.
If you run a business in the Highlands, you might like to know the Federation of Small Businesses’ Celebrating Small Business Awards are open.
Behind stats showing drops in business confidence are wide variations – though from the Highlands there's a clear message...
The FSB's man in the Highlands has his say on what Highland Council needs to do to boost business prospects.
Some businesses opened and closed twice during the year and new statistics reveal the extent of the challenges faced.
Opinion: Bold climate change action will only succeed if small firms are included
If you're proud of your business, why not enter it for an award? There are several good reasons to do so...
David Richardson on what needs to be done to keep the Highlands at the top of the tourism game.
David Richardson of the FSB on a mixed picture for the tourist sector across the Highlands and elsewhere.
Why do three in 10 hospitality businesses in Inverness, Moray, Badenoch and Strathspey fear for their survival, asks David Richardson of FSB
Self-employment is becoming less popular as a career option in the Highlands – and that matters.