It doesn’t matter if you were born in Estonia, Ethiopia or even England, we need you to start up your business in Scotland.
People born outside Scotland – including elsewhere in the UK as well as the rest of the world – account for about a quarter of firms started up north of the border. And immigrant-led businesses, firms run by people born outside the UK, contribute £13bn to the Scottish economy and provide 107,000 jobs.
But there’s an opportunity to attract more would-be entrepreneurs.
Statistics the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) compiled show that in the past 20 years, Scotland’s business community grew by an impressive 46 per cent.