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Clackmannanshire

Business Gateway in Clackmannanshire offers new and developing businesses practical help and guidance.

We offer business advice, financial and procurement assistance, as well as signposting and networking support across the Clackmannanshire area.

Our free support includes:

  • Webinars and events
  • Expert advice
  • Access to Scottish Enterprise programmes
  • Website audits
  • Social media training
  • Aftercare support
  • Links with professional organisations

Find out more about the support on offer below, and contact us for more information.

Thinking of Starting a Business?

There are many ways we can support your start-up journey.

Our Planning To Start tool is a great place to begin. It takes just 10 minutes to complete and provides you with an instant toolkit with key resources & information. We'll then connect you with a member of the team at our local office for further support.

Our website offers a business plan guide and template to download when you’re ready, market reports and research, as well as handy online guides and articles, video tutorials and podcasts. Plus, we have a great range of webinars to hone your start-up skills – from writing a business plan to marketing on a budget.

With our help, you could be in business sooner than you imagined.

Running a Business?

Our 1:1 advice, online resources and webinars can help you plan, adapt and grow.

We know that your time is in short supply, so we offer 1:1 advice at a time and day to suit you. Together, you and your business adviser can create a strategic action plan to suit your ambitions.

Our online resources and webinars can help you learn new skills, create opportunities and gain confidence. From HR to restructuring, innovation and digital marketing - we can help. And if specialist input is required, we can connect you to other sources of support.

Improve your Digital Skills

Access webinars, online guides and a Digital Health Check.

From digital marketing strategy to social media, e-Commerce, cyber security and more, we can help boost your digital performance.

Our Digital Health Check is a great place to start. It will help pinpoint your digital strengths, areas you could improve, and how we can help, and it only takes 5 minutes to complete.

Small Business Bonus Scheme

This scheme offers reduced non-domestic rates on qualifying business premises.

More information is available on the Scottish Government website.

Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER - Sustainable Tourism Business Grant Scheme

This is aimed at helping small rural tourism businesses to develop in a sustainable way whilst at the same time generating local community benefit.

The grant available is 50 percent of eligible development costs (up to a maximum of £10,000) towards capital purchase. The grant can also be used on business development costs that promote the sustainability of the operation or area.

Community benefit must be delivered as part of the business development and must be measurable and evidenced through a local community organisation. You must provide a business plan with your application. More information is available on the Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER website.

Clackmannanshire Business

This private and public sector partnership aims to enable all businesses both large and small to work collectively.

The aim is to create a strong, business-focused environment for the benefit of the local and regional economy. Core objectives are to:

  • improve communications between businesses across the sectors
  • raise the profile of the business community both within and outside their areas
  • engage the business community in the economic regeneration activities taking place.

All businesses in the Clackmannanshire area are invited to participate proactively in key business events taking place throughout the year.

The Women's Business Centre

The Women's Business Centre is a website designed to support women at the pre-start and start-up through to growth stages of their business journey.

Operated by Women’s Enterprise Scotland, the Women's Business Centre website is free to access and offers dedicated, needs-based content on starting and growing a business, including stories, encouragement and top tips from leading business owners across Scotland.

Supplier Development Programme (SDP)

The Supplier Development Programme provides support through a range of free tender training, e-learning modules and Meet the Buyer events to help Scottish SMEs, social enterprises and third sector organisations in bidding for public sector opportunities.

Redundancy Support

Your local Business Gateway office can offer free support to any business considering making redundancies.

Our advisers can help you look at your business challenges and then help you make the next practical steps. Along with that we can introduce you to PACE – Partnership Action for Continuing Employment.

Other Business Support across Scotland

Information on the free advice and support available from Scotland’s public sector business support organisations is available to find, all in one place, at Find Business Support.

Find your nearest office

Business Gateway Alloa

Alloa Business Centre
Alloa Business Park, Whins Road
Alloa
FK10 3SA
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01259 726 430

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

Mon to Thurs 09:00 - 17:00; Fri 09:00 - 16:30