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both local and relevant to you (e.g. your bin collection days, school term dates,
nearby schools and sports and leisure services)
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DirectScot is the experimental prototype of a public service website for Scotland. It offers access to information, services and applications from a wide variety of sources.
It aims to be simple, intuitive and to put the needs of users first. We stress that this is an experimental prototype. Please don’t rely on it. At this stage it is neither comprehensive nor is it fully robust.
Developed by the Scottish Government, DirectScot is a response to the ongoing debate on how government services can be delivered efficiently in the digital age.
To make our point, we have developed a few fully-functioning user journeys that show how a full DirectScot website might work. You can find out more in the DirectScot blog.
A family-run business is typically one in which more than half the shares are controlled by members of the same family, or one that has been passed between generations.
Starting, leading and working in a family business can bring valuable benefits compared with other businesses - from greater trust between staff to increased flexibility. However, without careful management there can also be problems - from family members lacking critical skills, poor communication to clashes over pay.
This guide sets out the main advantages that come with running a family business. It also looks at some of the key challenges and suggests ways these can be channelled to become positive forces for business growth and success.