Local business owner urges others to get a DigitalBoost

Nearly 40 small businesses based in Clackmannanshire have already taken advantage of a new series of digital workshops launched earlier this year and others are being urged to sign up to the next phase of new, local training programmes.

Local photographer Yana Swanson said: “The digital world is having a greater impact on how everyone does business and has the scope to open up new opportunities.  The DigitalBoost workshop programme has given me a better understanding of how digital technology can have a positive impact on my business.  I’d encourage other business owners in Clackmannanshire to speak to their local BG office about the workshops and specialist one to one support.”

The DigitalBoost workshops have been designed to help small to medium sized businesses improve their digital presence, understand and communicate with their customers better, improve systems processes and research and ultimately increase sales.


The free half day workshops taking place in May and June include: 

*         Digitise Your Business Processes on May 12th

*         LinkedIn for Business (Intermediate) on May 26th

*         eCommerce (Intermediate) on June 6th

*         Digital Marketing Strategy on June 22nd


As well as the local workshop programme, one to one adviser sessions with digital specialists are also available to eligible businesses that would benefit from extra support on digital topics.  Access to one to one support is by referral from a business adviser based in a local Business Gateway office.

Alison Davidson, Business Gateway, said: “The application of digital technology is changing how we do business and undoubtedly helping Clackmannanshire companies grow through increased innovation, internationalisation and improved productivity. These new workshops have been designed to help business owners get more out of their website and social media channels, creating real business benefit for those who attend these local seminars.”

For more information on the free workshop programme in Clackmannanshire, including exact times and locations, call 01259 208426 or visit the website . The DigitalBoost programme enhances the existing digital workshops available from Business Gateway covering website development, online trading and social media. 

The DigitalBoost Online Healthcheck, hosted on the Business Gateway website helps businesses assess their current digital position through a series of questions. The results will guide them to relevant online guides and workshops that should assist them further.