working4business week 2018

25th November - 29th November

Supporting local businesses to thrive and reach their full potential.

Welcome to West Dunbartonshire Business Week 2019

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 click below to find our full workshop itinerary.  

Monday 25th November 

BUSINESS OPEN DAY EVENT

Organisation: Business Gateway, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, DSL Business Finance, Business Loans Scotland, Digital Development Loan, Federation of Small Businesses, Skills Development Scotland

Date and time: 25th November, 10.00am-1.00pm 

Venue: Clydebank Town Hall, 5 Hall Street, Clydebank G81 1UB

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

Come and join us at our Business Open Day Event where you can speak to various business support specialists to find out what help is available to grow your business. This event will have the form of a drop-in event and would be benefiical for both start-up and growing businesses looking for the latest funding opportunities and advice to support business growth.


DIGITAL BOOST - FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 25th November, 9:30am-12:30am 

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

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/facebook-for-business-intermediate-digitalboost-13981

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 conversations, increase sales and solidify brands.


START-UP SURGERY

Organisation: Business Gateway 

Date and time: 25th November, 10.00am-1.00pm 

Venue: West College Scotland, Clydebank Campus, Queens Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF (Room 134)

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

An experienced Business Gateway Start-Up Adviser will be available to asnwer any questions, small or large, from potential new business owners, to help people understand how they can create their own enterprise and highlight the range of assistance available to them.  


NEWLY SELF-EMPLOYED - THE BASICS

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 25th November, 6.00pm-9.00pm 

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

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/newly-self-employed-the-basics-14357

Find out how to register with HMRC, what is meant by employment status and the different classes of National Insurance contributions.



Tuesday 26th November 

IMPLICATIONS OF BREXIT FOR SCOTTISH BUSINESSES

Organisation: Scottish Enterprise

Date and time: 26th November, 9.30am-12.00pm 

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

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

This workshop will look at and consider the implications and what businesses need to be aware of and consider when the UK leaves the EU. The workshop will consider the impacts this will have on areas such as your supply chain, regulatiosn affecting your products and services, customs and taxation issues, invetory etc.


DIGITAL BOOST: LINKEDIN FOR BUSINESS

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/linkedin-for-business-intermediate-digitalboost-13982

Want to boost your business with LinkedIn? We'll show you how you can market your products better and promote your band.


BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 26th November, 9:30am -4.30pm

Venue: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Natonal Park Authority, Carrochan Road, Balloch G83 8EG

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/build-your-own-website-part-1-of-2-14554

Need a website? Get started with Wordpress - a free online tool for building great website and blogs.


CHAMBER ACADEMY: BUSINESS SURGERY

Organisation: Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce

Date and time: 26th November, 11:00am -12.30pm

Venue: Chamber Hub, Whitecrook Business Centre, 78 Whitecrook St, Clydebank G81 1QF

Book your space: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Our "Chamber Experts" will provide advice to businesses about a variety of subjects from growth strategy, marketing, websites, financial planning and management.


BOOKKEEPING

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 26h November, 1.00pm-4.00pm 

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

BooK your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/bookkeeping-14553

This workshop aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage your finances and comply with regulatory and legal requirements through a relevant bookkeeping system.

 

Wednesday 27th November 

MANUFACTURING 4.0 WORKSHOP AND NETWORKING

Organisation: Scottish Enterprise (Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service)

Date and time: 27th November, 9:30am-12:30pm

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

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

The world of manufacturing is experiencing rapid technological advances that are transforming the way we do business. During the workshop you will undertake a Manufacturing 4.0 diagnostic to consider the investment decisions required to increase productivity, maximise margins and deliver performance and value to your customers.


DIGITAL BOOST: DIGITAL MARKETING

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/digital-marketing-strategy-digitalboost-13985

Digital marketing can deliver real business growth and this workshop will show you a practical strategy for success.


SHOWCASE EVENT: EUROPEAN CIRCUITS LTD

Organisation: Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce

Date and time: 27th November, 12:00pm-1:30pm 

Venue: European Circuits Ltd, Clydebank Industrial Estate, Beardmore Way G81 4HT

Book your space: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

An exclusive opportunity to tour state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities producing printed curcuit board for UK and International customers.


BUSINESS PLANNING WORKSHOP (PART 1)

Organisation: Business Gateway 

Date and time: 27th November, 6:00pm-9:00pm

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

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/business-planning-workshop-part-1-of-2-14607

A two part business start-up workshop incorporating: business planning, finance, marketing and market research.

 

Thursday 28th November 

THE BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB

Organisation: Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce

Date and time: 28th November, 8:30am-10:00am

Venue: Vale of Leven Academy, Main St, Alexandria G83 0BH

Book your space: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Networking event offering the opportunity to connect, share and develop relationships with other businesses. Hosted in partnership with Vale of Leven Academy there will be a short tour and the chance to find out more about this modern Dunbartonshire high school and the work they do to create the skills and workforce of the future.


IMPROVING YOUR BID SCORE

Organisation: Supplier Development Programme, West Dunbartonshire Council

Date and time: 28th November, 9:30am-12:30pm (Registration from 9:00am) 

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

Book your space: https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/events/23-improving-your-bid-score-west-dunbartonshire-175/

This workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid. It will provide an insight into buyers' needs and expectations and ensure you're winning points. Key topics will include bid writing skills, pricing, award criteria, understanding the client etc.


DIGITAL BOOST: PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM AND PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BUSINESS

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/pinterest-instagram-and-photography-for-business-digitalboost-13983

Find out how to use image sharing apps Pinterest and Instagram to grow your business. Learn how to shoot, process and upload photos.


BUSINESS PLANNING WORKSHOP (PART 2)

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 28th November, 6:00pm-9:00pm

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

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/business-planning-workshop-part-2-of-2-14608

See Part 1.

 



Friday 29th November 

DIGITAL BOOST: VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 29th November, 9:30am-12:30pm

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

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/video-production-for-social-media-digitalboost-13984

Video captures people's attention online and is becoming increasingly important for engaging with potential or actual clients.


CONSTRUCTION SCOTLAND INNOVATION CENTRE VISIT

Organisation: Construction Innovation Centre

Date and time: 29th November, 10:30am-1:00pm (Mini bus pick up from Titan Enterprise, Clydebank 9:30am & CSIC 1:00pm, Free lunch 12:00pm)

Venue: Hamilton International Technology Park, Unit 3B - 3 Watt Place, Blantyre G72 0AG

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

CSIC are hosting a tour of their innovation factory and delivering a presentation on the free business support available to construction businesses. CSIC supports the construction industry to develop new products, services, trial new technology and give access to the latest technology in their factory.

We have organised a free minibus to take you to and from the venue.


DUNBARTONSHIRE WOMEN IN BUSINESS: NETWORKING SEMINAR

Organisation: Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce

Date and time: 29th November, 10:00am-11:30am

Venue: Chamber Hub, Whitecrook Business Centre, 78 Whitecrook St, Clydebank G81 1QF

Book your space: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Delegates will have the opportunity to network over tea/coffee and cakes before hearing from Emma Armstrong of multi-award-winning B-Able for an update of her exciting and fast-moving business journey.



CROWDFUNDING

Organisation: Business Gateway

Date and time: 29th November, 1:00pm-4:00pm

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

Book your space: https://www.bgateway.com/events/an-introduction-to-crowdfunding-14606

This workshop will help you decide if crowdfunding is a suitable mechanism for your organisation. You will gain knowledge and practical insight into the process and learn how to best develop and deliver a crowdfunding project.


 

Contact Details:
Working4Business
Tel: 01389737777
Email: info@working4business.com

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