working4business week 2018

26th November - 30th November

Supporting local businesses to thrive and reach their full potential.

Welcome to West Dunbartonshire Business Week 2018

The Working4Business partnership is delighted to present the area’s annual Business Week, a week packed with events aimed at inspiring and supporting new and established businesses in West Dunbartonshire.

West Dunbartonshire Business Week offers a broad range of seminars and workshops covering many important issues for the local economy.

The Working4Business Partnership is keen to ensure that West Dunbartonshire Business Week offers a comprehensive range of events that will allow businesses to access the wide range of public and private sector support agencies, business experts and entrepreneurs to move their business forward and secure business success.

We are looking forward to welcoming our new and established businesses to a week of events that will inspire and give them the confidence to flourish and meet the demands of an ever-changing economic environment.

Please check back soon to see our full programme of workshops and events for 2018

Monday 26th November 

ENHANCE YOUR BUSINESS WITH DIGITAL – DIGITAL BOOST

Organisation: Business Gateway 

Date and time: 26th November, 9.30am-12.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/10729/enhance-your-business-with-digital-digitalboost

Why should your business get involved with digital platforms?  Are you missing a major opportunity for commercial growth?  Could there be a threat to your market share if you don’t get into digital? This workshop could give you the chance to pick up digital knowledge and skills at no financial cost to you.


EXPORT ADVISORY SERVICE

Organisation: Scottish Enterprise

Date and time: 26th November, 10am-11am 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 

Book your space: business.support@west-dunbarton.gov.uk 

This seminar will help you understand what support is available to you if you would like to grow your business internationally. The Export Advisory Service is provided by Scottish Enterprise and offers advice and support for businesses looking to start exporting as well as existing exporting businesses.


SOCIAL ENTERPRISE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Organisation: Business Gateway and Firstport

Date and time: 26th November, 1.30pm-4.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/11071/social-enterprise-what-you-need-to-know

If you are considering setting up a social enterprise, join us at this event to find out what help is available to assist you. You will get information on how to register online with HMRC, Companies House and what funding is available to your social enterprise and how to separate grant income from generated income. 


FUNDING FOR GROWTH

Organisation: West Dunbartonshire Council, BLS, DSL Finance, Clydesdale Bank

Date and time: 26th November, 2.00pm-4.00pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 

Book your space: business.support@west-dunbarton.gov.uk 

Come and join us to hear about the range of funding available to help you support your business growth. This event would be beneficial for both start-up and growing businesses looking for different sources of funding to support their growth. You will hear about funding available from DSL Business Finance Ltd, Business Loans Scotland, West Dunbartonshire Council and Clydesdale Bank.


NEWLY SELF-EMPLOYED – THE BASICS

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 26th November, 6.00pm-9.00pm

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF   

Book your space:  https://www.bgateway.com/events/11072/newly-self-employed-the-basics

Find out how to register your business with HMRC, what is meant by employment status and the different classes of NI contributions. You will also find out how to create and maintain a basic record keeping system and understand the tax return cycle, payments to HMRC and possible penalties.


 

Tuesday 27th November 

DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY – DIGITAL BOOST

Organisation: Business Gateway 

Date and time: 27th November, 9.30am-12.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF   

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/10730/digital-marketing-strategy-digitalboost

Digital marketing can deliver real world business growth and this workshop will show you a practical strategy for success. This inspiring workshop will guide you through the practical steps needed to design a digital marketing strategy to meet your business objectives and create more leads.


BUSINESS PLANNING WORKSHOP (Part 1 & 2)

Organisation: Business Gateway 

Date and time: 27th November, 9.30am-4.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/11073/business-planning-workshop-part-1-of-2

A two part Business Start-Up Workshop incorporating: Business Planning, Finance, Marketing & Market Research. Over two consecutive courses, you will understand the need for a Business Plan in starting and running a successful business, produce a cash flow and understand the main sources of finance.


BREWING UP BUSINESS: PREPARING FOR BREXIT NETWORKING SEMINAR

Organisation: West Dunbartonshire Council 

Date and time: 27th November, 1.00pm

Venue: Strathleven House, Vale of Leven Industrial Estate, Dumbarton G82 3PD

Book your space: www.dunbartonshirechamber.co.uk

Brexit will affect all businesses to some degree and will offer opportunities as well as threats. Linda Scott, Director, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, will provide an insight into the impacts on businesses and how they should prepare. The session will cover due diligence, Currency/HR and Immigration/VAT and Tariffs and lots more.


TURNING YOUR IDEAS INTO REVENUE: SUCCEEDING THROUGH INNOVATION

Organisation: Scottish Enterprise 

Date and time: 27th November, 1.30pm-3.00pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 

Book your space: business.support@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

This workshop, led by the Innovation & IP team from Scottish Enterprise, will help businesses understand how to enhance their success by developing and protecting their ideas, products and services - and how Scottish Enterprise can support through specialist advice and funding.


BLOGGING FOR BUSINESSES

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 27th November, 1.30pm-4.30pm 

Venue: Dumbarton Library, Strathleven Place, Dumbarton G82 1BD

Bookings: https://www.bgateway.com/events/11075/blogging-for-business

Whether you’re a start-up business or already an established company, blogging is a vital part of growing your audience and customers. This workshop will show you how to get started with a blog; ideas for blog content; and what you need to know to run a blog successfully.

 

Wednesday 28th November 

GDPR & KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS SAFE ONLINE – DIGITAL BOOST

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 28th November, 9.30am-12.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/10731/gdpr-keep-your-business-safe-online-digitalboost

Find out the simple steps you can take to keep your business and its information safe from hackers, cyber-attacks and not infringing the new General Data Protection Regulation.


WOMEN IN BUSINESS: NETWORKING SEMINAR WITH EMMA ARMSTRONG OF B-ABLE BUSINESS SERVICES

Organisation: Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce

Date and time: 28th November, 1.00pm

Venue: B-Able Business Services, Conference Room, 11 Alexander Street, Clydebank G81 1SQ

Book your space:  www.dunbartonshirechamber.co.uk

Emma Armstrong, “Scottish Women’s Awards Professional of the Year”, will provide a fascinating and inspirational insight into how she grew B-ABLE into a highly successful multi award-winning business. This event will launch Dunbartonshire Women in Business in West Dunbartonshire


EMPLOYER RECRUITMENT SUPPORT

Organisation: West Dunbartonshire Council

Date and time: 28th November, 1.30pm-2.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 

Book your space: business.support@west-dunbarton.gov.uk 

• Introduction to Working4U Employer Engagement Service – What we do/Offer

• Recruitment Support offered

• Grant Funding – W4U Employment Grant  

• Training/Qualifications – Modern Apprenticeships

• Work Placements/Experience


LET’S TALK TAX, BUSINESS EXPENSES – WHAT CAN I CLAIM?

Organisation: Business Gateway 

Date and time: 28th November, 1.30pm-4.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/11076/lets-talk-tax-business-expenses-what-can-i-claim

It is a fundamental part of the self-assessment system that responsibility lies with you, the taxpayer, to file tax returns and pay the right amount of tax, at the right time. This workshop covers various topics, including: Taxation and National Insurance Rates; Tax Allowances; Business Expenses; Simplified Expenses & Capital Allowances and Investment Allowances.

 

Thursday 29th November 

THE BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB

Organisation: Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce

Date and time: 29th November, 8.30am-10.00pm 

Venue: Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel (BBar), Beardmore Street, Clydebank G81 4SA

Book your space: www.dunbartonshirechamber.co.uk

A popular and informal opportunity to network with other business people over a cup of coffee.


BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE (Part 1 & 2)

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 29th November, 9.30am-4.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/11077/build-your-own-website-part-1-of-2

Need a website?  Get started with WordPress - a Free online tool for building great websites and Blogs! You'll learn how to create a WordPress account, choose a theme (a design), create web pages containing your text and images, and also be introduced to Blogging! By the end of the session you'll have the beginnings of your very first online presence.


FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS – DIGITAL BOOST

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 29th November, 1.30pm-4.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/10732/facebook-for-business-intermediate-digitalboost

This workshop is designed for people who want to deepen their understanding of how Facebook can be used to engage with their target audience in order to boost conversions. The ultimate aim is to equip delegates with knowledge that will enable them to use this crucial element of social media to increase sales and solidify brands.


 

Friday 30th November 

LinkedIn for Business - Digital Boost

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 30th November, 9.30am-12.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/10733/linkedin-for-business-intermediate-digitalboost

Want to boost your business with LinkedIn? We’ll take you beyond networking by showing you how it can market your products and promote your brand. LinkedIn can be an incredibly powerful - and profitable - business tool. Like any tool, you have to learn how to use it, and this workshop gives you expert guidance.


IMPROVE YOUR SEARCH ENGINE RANKING

Organisation: Business Gateway 

Date and time: 30th November, 9.30am-12.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/11079/improve-your-search-engine-ranking

This workshop aims to improve your understanding of how search engines prioritise results. Looking at how search engines work, the importance of good copy and metadata, registering with major search engines and how to measure the improvement of your site.


DOING BUSINESS WITH WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COUNCIL

Organisation: West Dunbartonshire Council

Date and time: 30th November, 1.30pm-2.30pm 

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF  

Book your space: business.support@west-dunbarton.gov.uk 

This seminar will cover the following areas of procurement:

• Understanding WDC as a marketplace

• How to find business opportunities with WDC

• Tender selection process & European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)

• Processes and procedures etc.


TRADING ONLINE – AMAZON, ETSY & EBAY

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 30th November, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Venue: Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Ave, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF  

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/11080/trading-online-amazon-etsy-and-ebay

Start selling your products on the largest marketplaces on the web. Business Gateway is delivering a great free workshop aimed at helping you learn the process of setting up and selling products through some of the major online channels Amazon, Etsy & Ebay.

 


 

 

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