“In meeting the needs of growing businesses, inward investors and rural communities, we need to continue to enhance and promote the region’s appeal as a place to live, work and study.
This is why attracting new talent features strongly in our strategy.
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.
It will also help to set targets for future performance and monitor finances and profitability.
Your plan should provide a thorough examination of the way in which the business will commence and develop.
An overview of your plans for the business and how you propose to put them into action.
This is the section most likely to be read by people unfamiliar with your business so make it concise and try to avoid technical jargon.
I’m sure many people in the area will join me in welcoming this ambitious new strategy, which clearly sets out how HIE will act as a major influence in attracting investment, tackling issues of remoteness and inequality, and encouraging more people to choose the Highlands and Islands as their choice of place to live or work.
“I’m confident that through collaborative working and with the focus on sustainable, inclusive growth, we can continue to improve conditions in this important and distinct part of Scotland.