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    Can you stand The HEAT of competition?
    Do you have a NEW business idea?
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    Can you stand The HEAT of competition?
    Started up a new business within the last year?
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    Can you stand The HEAT of competition?
    Then Business Gateway's HEAT17 is for you!
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    Can you stand The HEAT of competition?
    Over £4,000 worth of prizes to be won!

Can you stand the HEAT of competition?

Are you a new business that has been trading less than a year (as at March 2017) or do you have an idea you are looking to turn into a business?  Then The HEAT (Highlighting Entrepreneurial Ability Together) "Dragons' Den" Competition is for you!

Now in its third year, The HEAT competition has seen prizes worth almost £10,000 given to local companies to help them grow and develop their business.

Criteria to enter this competition is as follows:

  • You must have an idea you want to turn into a business or you have a recent start-up business trading less than a year (as at March 2017).
  • Your business will be or is based in the Forth Valley area (Clackmannanshire, Stirling or Falkirk).
  • You are available on the following dates: Monday 6th March and Thursday 16th March 2017.

The HEAT 17 has a fantastic set of prizes provided by our local sponsors. The businesses placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the HEAT 17 will share a bonanza of over £4,000 worth of cash prizes, branding and design expertise, accountancy services, marketing advice and property rental.

1st Place

  • £1000 value - 10 page company website & marketing strategy OR company branding with logo design, business card & brochure design - Sponsored by Blinkered
  • £1000 worth of business property rental - Sponsored by Ceteris (Scotland) Ltd
  • £500 worth of Accounting, Tax, Book Keeping and Consultancy Services for one year - Sponsored by Stewart Accounting Services
  • FREE 12 months membership of Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce valued up to £199 -  Sponsored by Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce

2nd Place

3rd Place

Interested? Click here to enter #HEAT17 - all you need to do is answer 4 questions.  

But be quick, entries close 24th February 2017.

If you would like further information on #THEHEAT17, please contact Stuart McCusker, Business Adviser at Business Gateway Clackmannanshire on smccusker@ceteris.co.uk or by calling the local office on 01259 726430.  Share on social media using #THEHEAT17

Photography by Alan Gray Images.