Although the UK economy may be growing, there are still many fantastic businesses out there who could do with a helping hand.
Both national and local schemes are currently available and it is worth checking out with your local Council Business Department or local Enterprise Partnership what you could benefit from. The government website www.gov.uk features guidance on the variety of help available for small businesses including the Growth Accelerator scheme, to get coaching and expert advice to help your business attract investment, increase sales and innovate quickly and Start Up Loans to get new businesses started quickly.
Apprenticeships can be a great way to add new staff to your business, without having to shoulder all of the cost. Employers may be eligible for awards of up to £1,500 per apprentice as well as funding to cover the costs of training any apprentice. Particular grants are available for companies looking to Export as well as certain industries such as manufacturing or childcare, and groups of people such as young people aged 18-30 or women in rural enterprise.
Support isn’t always about money and getting the right advice can be just as important. The Government Growth vouchers programme helps small businesses get strategic business advice on finance and cash flow, recruiting and developing staff, improving leadership and management skills, marketing, attracting and, keeping customers and making the most of digital technology.
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