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    DISCOVERCLACKS WORKSHOP & AGM
    Monday 4 March, 3.00pm at Inglewood House
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    THE HEAT 19 FINAL
    Tuesday 5 March, 9.00am at Alloa Business Centre
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    FOUR BUSINESS GATEWAY START-UP WORKSHOPS
    Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 March at Elmbank Mill, Menstrie
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    MAKING TAX DIGITAL BREAKFAST SESSION
    Presented by Dickson Middleton, Thursday 7 March, 9.30am at Alloa Business Centre
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    CLOUD COMPUTING WORKSHOP & BREAKFAST
    Presented by Lithium Systems, Friday 8 March, 9.30am at Alloa Business Centre
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    CHARITY LUNCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF SCOTTISH AUTISM'S MAKERS CAFE
    Friday 8 March, 1.00pm at Inglewood House
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Innovat19n - 22 events in 8 locations across 5 days

Welcome to the third Clackmannanshire Business Week.

This year we have 22 events in 8 different locations throughout the County - all celebrating the best of Clackmannanshire businesses, and innovation, which is our theme for this year.

We have a number of events looking at topics that we all need focus on when considering innovation within our businesses - exporting, video production, digital advertising, cloud computing, digital tax, funding  - to name but a few.

Clackmannanshire Business Week 2019 represents an excellent example of cooperation and working together for the future economic development of Clackmannanshire.

Once again, we’ve had so much help in organising this week from businesses within Clackmannanshire & across Forth Valley.  Many thanks to

Without the support of our sponsors, speakers, presenters and event hosts this wonderful week celebrating the Clackmannanshire business community simply would not be possible.

It’s not all about business though, to round off the week in style Inglewood House Hotel & Spa are hosting a fundraising lunch for Scottish Autism’s Makers cafe and community hub on Friday 8 March. This is sure to be a fabulous afternoon, in aid of a fantastic cause, and we do hope that the Clacks business community shows its support in great numbers.

For further information on any of these events, please email smccusker@ceteris.co.uk or call 01259 726430.

To register for an event, simply click on the event name below.

Monday 4 March

11.15am – 1.30pm | Forth Valley College, Alloa Campus
LAUNCH & NETWORKING LUNCH
Official launch of Clacks Business Week including keynote address from Nikki Bridle, Chief Executive of Clackmannanshire Council, on “Innovation in Partnership Working”. Invitation Only.

3.00pm – 5.00pm | Inglewood House
DISCOVER CLACKMANNANSHIRE INNOVATION WORKSHOP & AGM
Visit Scotland will discuss their innovative “Scotland is Now” campaign and accessible tourism whilst The Japanese Garden at Cowden will give a talk on the history of their garden and an update on recent activity.

4.30pm – 6.00pm | Forth Valley College, Alloa Campus
BUSINESS START-UP AWARENESS SEMINAR
Concise workshop presented by Business Gateway Clackmannanshire covering the fundamentals you need to know when starting up a new business.

Tuesday 5 March

9.00am – 10.30am | Jump-N-Joy
FORTH VALLEY BREAKFAST BUZZ
Informal and friendly networking for businesses across Forth Valley. Drop in and out whenever you want – no registration required.

9.00am – 2.00pm | Alloa Business Centre
THE HEAT 19 FINAL
Final of Business Gateway Forth Valley’s “Dragon’s Den” competition as startup businesses from across Forth Valley compete for almost £7,500 worth of prizes. Invitation only.

9.00am – 5.00pm | Alloa Business Centre
SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE EXPORT BOOTCAMP
This fast-paced workshop will give you the insights and inspiration needed to produce a robust export plan to drive your company’s growth in 2019 and beyond.

2.00pm – 4.00pm | Alloa Community Enterprises
SOCIAL CAPITAL – INNOVATIVE WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS MODEL
Adopting innovative social capital strategy approaches can allow you to take control, increase your social impact and build a stronger sustainable business. 

This 2-hour session presented by CTSi will introduce some innovative and creative ways to grow your social business model. Looking at various social capital, funding and investment opportunities such as Social Investment Tax Relief, Community Bonds and Crowdfunding this workshop with provide an insight and practical guidance for attendees. 

Wednesday 6 March

9.30am – 12.30pm | Alloa Business Centre
VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR SOCIAL MEDIA - #DIGITALBOOST
Learn how to create a short and effective video, including how to plan, shoot, edit and upload. Get to know the various digital platforms that can be utilised to view and share video content.

9.30am – 12.30pm | Elmbank Mill
BUSINESS GATEWAY START-UP WORKSHOP (1 OF 4): BUSINESS PLANNING
Advice on creating a robust business plan for your new venture.

10.00am – 1pm | Sauchie Town Hall
HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH CLACKMANNANSHIRE COUNCIL
This event will provide an opportunity to meet Council staff from a wide range of services and will afford unprecedented access to buyers and decision makers from across the Council, the opportunity to raise your businesses profile and to find out about upcoming contract opportunities. There will also be three informative workshops running throughout the day.

12 noon – 2.00pm | Alloa Business Centre
CLACKS WOMEN INTO BUSINESS LUNCH BY FSB
The FSB will host a special lunchtime Clacks Women into Business during Clacks Business Week. Guest speaker Kate Davies will share her extraordinary life story.

1.30pm – 4.30pm | Elmbank Mill
BUSINESS GATEWAY START-UP WORKSHOP (2 OF 4): FINANCE
Includes advice on managing a profit and loss account, producing a cashflow statement and the different legal structures available to your new business.

2.30pm – 4.30pm | Alloa Business Centre
BUSINESS GATEWAY FORTH VALLEY INNOVATION WORKSHOP
Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise will give an overview of the range of advice and funding available to Forth Valley businesses to encourage and support innovation and will include business case studies highlighting some recent innovative projects within the area.

4.00pm – 6.30pm | Alva Academy
EDUCATION & BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS IN SCHOOLS
DYW Forth Valley and Clackmannanshire Council Education Services are jointly hosting an event to promote the advantages of Education & Business partnerships. Hear from business, schools and pupils about the excellent work already being done through these partnerships and about how every business can benefit from engaging with schools and young people.

Thursday 7 March

9.30am – 11.00pm | Alloa Business Centre
MAKING TAX DIGITAL BREAKFAST WORKSHOP BY DICKSON MIDDLETON
The session aims to give basic understanding of what is required by a VAT registered business under the new legislation and the timetable for implementation as well as considering some of the solutions= available to ensure businesses are compliant by April 2019.

9.30am – 12.30pm | Elmbank Mill
BUSINESS GATEWAY START-UP WORKSHOP (3 OF 4): MARKETING
Identify your customers, understand your competitors and plan an effective marketing strategy for your new business idea.

1.30pm – 4.30pm | Elmbank Mill
BUSINESS GATEWAY START-UP WORKSHOP (4 OF 4): IT
Covers hardware and software requirements, planning your website, choosing the right internet provider and keeping your data secure.

11.00am – 2.15pm | Airth Castle Hotel
GOOGLE GARAGE
Business Gateway Forth Valley & Clacks Business Week are delighted to bring the Google Garage to Forth Valley. With two sessions, “Introduction to Digital Advertising” & “Writing for Social Media”, delivered by Google’s expert and with lunch provided, this is one not to be missed. Booking essential.

4.00pm – 6.00pm | Alloa Business Centre
LET’S NETWORK FORTH VALLEY EXTRA
Special Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce networking event with exclusive guest speakers and the chance to hear about the latest Chamber news, events and support.

Friday 8 March

9.30am – 12.30pm | Alloa Business Centre
BUSINESS GATEWAY WORKSHOP: BOOKKEEPING
This workshop aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage your finances and comply with regulatory and legal requirements through a relevant bookkeeping system.

9.30am – 11.30am | Alloa Business Centre
CLOUD COMPUTING WORKSHOP & BREAKFAST BY LITHIUM SYSTEMS
Join the Lithium team of experts to discuss Cloud productivity, telephony and security services which could help your business break through the clouds into clarity.

1.00pm – 4.00pm | Inglewood House & Spa
CHARITY LUNCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF SCOTTISH AUTISM
Celebrate the close of Clacks Business Week with a fundraising lunch for Scottish Autism’s Makers cafe and community