The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has launched a new campaign that is aimed at boosting trading conditions in Scotland.
It is hoped that the scheme will radically improve the fortunes of enterprises north of the border, especially with regard to issues that are specific to the country.
Furthermore, ways in which the Scottish government - which recently won praise from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development as a model employer - can make a positive contribution are expected to be identified.
Chief executive of the FPB Phil Orford underlined the fact that Scotland has its own parliament, adding that this means it is able to provide unique opportunities.
"We know high fuel costs are a major barrier to firms in the more remote parts of Scotland - the cost of distribution has been identified in our own research as a major disadvantage," the expert commented, adding that his organisation will also be pushing for red tape reductions.