Perthshire's business community was asked for its thoughts as Perth and Kinross Council approaches the task of pruning millions of pounds from its budget.
Perth and North Perthshire MP Pete Wishart has been visiting independently-run fuel stations in his constituency to find out how rising costs are affecting their businesses.
The hard times for Dundee's construction industry could continue for another two years, according to a local industry body.
One of Perthshire's most successful companies has hit out at proposals to axe a £7 million scheme that helps firms switch their goods from road to rail.
One of Scotland's leading business groups has backed controversial plans to impose a levy on supermarkets.
The lack of help available to the hard of hearing in Dundee shops has fooled many into believing their hearing aids are at fault.
The leaseholders of the Panmure Hotel in Monifieth have claimed their business was put on the market without their permission.
The woman who oversaw the renovation of the Old Course Hotel has been put in charge of the hospitality arm of the company owned by American plumbing magnate Herb Kohler.
Communities across the country are bracing themselves for the impact of impending duty and VAT increases.
Scotland's business group has said the SNP Scottish Government's pursuit of independence has wasted public money and damaged the economy.