If you are a business owner looking to grow your company, you may be eligible for the government Help to Grow programme from June 2021.
To be eligible, companies must have been trading for more than 12 months and have between 5 to 249 employees.
There are 2 programmes available. Help to Grow – Digital, businesses will access free impartial advice online on how technology can boost their performance and will also be able to get a discount of up to 50% on the costs of approved software, worth up to £5,000. Vouchers are initially expected to be available for software that helps businesses:
- build customer relationships and increase sales
- make the most of selling online
- manage their accounts and finances digitally
The vouchers are only available for first time purchases of discounted software.
Help to Grow – Management which support small business leaders to develop their strategic skills with key modules covering financial management, innovation and digital adoption where business leaders will access a 12 week programme delivered by leading business schools throughout the UK. The programme is 90% subsidised by the government with a participation fee of £750.
Businesses can now register their interest on the government portal which can be accessed here.