I wanted to let you all know that Supreme Systems is now an Accredited Growth Vouchers Advisers.
The Growth Vouchers scheme is a £30m government programme designed to help small businesses get strategic business advice on areas to do with finance and cashflow, recruiting and developing staff, improving leadership and management skills, marketing, attracting and keeping customers and making the most of digital technology.
How does this affect my business
Well if you are considering getting strategic advice on any of the areas mentioned above, the government will give you up to £2,000 (50% subsidy) to get the help you need.
£2,000? What’s the catch?
See that’s the great thing – there is no catch, neither are there any hurdles to jump over. Growth vouchers are given on a random basis so your chance of getting one is fairly good.
Give me some ideas on how I can use my voucher to “make the most of digital technology”
The scheme is part of a government experiment to find out the impact of advice on small business growth so you can only use your vouchers to pay for “strategic business advice”.
In relation to IT, the advice could be used for addressing the risks of cyber-attacks, or exploring how digital technologies can be used to reduce costs, improve productivity or quality control. Give me a call if you want to discuss how you can take advantage of this scheme for your business.
How do I find out more about the scheme?
Visit www.gov.uk (click on link) or the enterprise nation market place. I would advice you apply to receive a voucher even if you do not have anything in mind at present. Once you are approved you have three months to use your voucher. The scheme is due to expire March 31st 2015 and only 20,000 small businesses will be selected.
Give me a call, Angie Hart on 0121 309 0060 ext 2 if you want to know more about the scheme.