Tax, trade and transparency are some of the key issues Prime Minister David Cameron will raise with world leaders at this month's G8 summit.
Businesses in Scotland are being urged to focus on innovation and work more collaboratively in order to expand and create economic growth.
Cyber security breaches and fraud are costing small businesses around £785 million a year, a report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found.
The Government's plans for the new parliamentary session have been outlined in the Queen's Speech. Proposals of interest to businesses include those around national insurance contributions, consumer rights and deregulation.
Proposals to overhaul Scotland's planning system will help to deliver more jobs and sustainable economic growth, the Scottish Government has said.
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