Clackmannanshire Women into Self-Employment (ClacksWISE)
We are Ceteris (Scotland) Ltd, a non-profit-distributing property/business development organisation based in Alloa.
We have a proven track record of delivering business support and training programmes, and flexible and affordable start-up premises in an area of above average unemployment.
We are grateful to have received support from the Royal Bank of Scotland Skills & Opportunities Fund for our Clackmannanshire Women into Self-Employment (ClacksWISE) project.
The project targets enterprising women looking to return to work, supporting them to start and grow sustainable businesses and providing them with the best chance of success, resulting in a positive economic contribution in Clackmannanshire.
The funding will allow us to provide a new start-up hub facility in Alloa to introduce the women participating in the project to the concept of self-employment.
It will also allow us to provide free access to a new start-up business hub and equipment for up to nine months, as well as enabling us to provide advice, support, training, mentoring and coaching in soft and business skills to participants.
We will engage with 25 women initially through the project, with 15 participating in the full project and 12 expected to complete business plans, start a business and occupy the hub.