5 must-read publications for Scotland’s start-ups

5 must-read publications for Scotland’s start-ups

Start-up founders and business leaders wear many hats – sales, marketing, HR, office manager, product development, accountant – the list goes on. We know from our work with some of Scotland’s most exciting start-up companies, that time is precious and that good quality, trustworthy information on every element of running a business is paramount.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best publications and blogs out there to help start-ups with everything from sales and marketing to funding, people management and operations.


Startups.co.uk is a small business advice platform, covering everything you need to know to start, buy, run, or sell a business. It offers a whole host of small business ideas, free business advice and business inspiration. With topics ranging from technology, funding, law, tax, branding, marketing, sales and growth, it has pretty much everything covered.

The publication also runs its Startups 100, an annual list of the UKs most innovative and exciting startups. If you are looking to secure funding, getting on this list is a must.


With a whole host of guides and blogs, Minutehack has a growing cohort of over 500 authors writing about a wide range of business matters.

With topics ranging from the niche, including the future of AI and IoT, to more general advice on leadership and branding, Minutehack is a great platform for advice on just about anything.


Entreprenur.com offers strategic insights and how-to guidance for the world’s entrepreneurs. It describes itself as a daily source of inspiration and information for the game-changers that define what it means to be an entrepreneur today.

It includes content from business leaders who launched something from nothing, content creators in the social influencer space, athletes pushing the boundaries of performance and internal leaders innovating at global enterprises. Certainly worth a read for anyone looking for inspiration or advice on leading and running a small business.

HubSpot blog

HubSpot is an inbound marketing and sales platform which offers a bucketload of great sales and marketing advice on its blog. And you don’t need to be a HubSpot customer to take advantage of it.

With topics including marketing and sales strategies, blogging, SEO, content marketing, email marketing, customer experience and sales prospecting, it’s a great source of information for any entrepreneur in need of marketing and sales advice.


While inc.com is an American publication, it offers loads of advice for entrepreneurs across the globe on how to successfully start, grow, innovate and lead a business including ideas, resources, advice, support, tools, strategies, real life stories and business examples for every sector.

Its annual Inc 500 Europe list ranks the fastest growing private companies across Europe which is always worth keeping track of.

Think we are missing any? Get in touch and let us know your go to publications for start-up advice.

Alternatively, if you are looking for help growing your business and managing your reputation, get in touch. We’d love to chat.