Over the years, Glasgow has left a mark within science, politics, education, culture and commerce sectors. Glasgow’s icons include: the comedian Billy Connolly, football legend Alex Ferguson and famous architect designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. However, the most famous Glaswegian is probably John Logie Baird—businessman, engineer, innovator and inventor of the television. In 2006, Baird was named one of history’s greatest Scottish scientists.
Glasgow’s small business community is continuing Baird’s legacy of innovation and private enterprise. As Scotland’s largest city (population since 2018: 1,660,581), Glasgow is regarded as the powerhouse behind the Scottish economy and as one of the UK’s most dynamic and vibrant economies (outside London), the city is a breeding ground for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
However, with hundreds of new businesses setting up shop in the city, competition is fierce. For a small business looking to make its mark within Glasgow’s rich and diverse economy, a powerful online presence is crucial. Without one, Glasgow’s market is too crowded for most new companies to stand out. However, many new entrepreneurs have neither the time nor the skills to set up a professional business website.