Do you know a business that could claim growth vouchers? 1


Gardener

The Government have been keen to promote Growth Vouchers but I think its almost impossible to qualify, see what you think…

This government programme helps small businesses get expert advice on:

  • finance and cash flow
  • recruiting and developing staff
  • improving leadership and management skills
  • marketing, attracting and keeping customers
  • making the most of digital technology

Some businesses will be randomly chosen to get a voucher for up to £2,000 to help finance specialist business support. You’ll have to match the amount with your own funds.

Eligibility

Your business must:

  • have 49 employees or less (including any employees of companies that own a stake in your business)
  • be registered in England
  • have been trading for at least one year
  • not have paid for business advice in the last 3 years
  • be independent (ie no more than 25% is owned by other businesses or organisations)

So you even if you are eligible and you haven’t paid for any business advice you then have to be randomly chosen, that doesn’t make it easy to claim? or am I missing something? and its match funding

steve@bicknells.net

One comment

  1. Hi mate i tried to apply for these last year went to a lot of effort and got a reply back saying we were not eligible because we were in a different business category than what they were designed for !

    Andre from EWL has had some success on these i believe – but from my point they were so hard to apply for and not worth the effort – i’d say one of these things they make noise about for PR but are in effect impossible to get

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