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Strategic business advice funded for SMEs

Read more about government Growth Vouchers

This government 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
  • making the most of digital technology

Some businesses will be randomly chosen to get a voucher of up to £2,000 to help finance strategic business advice. The voucher can pay for up to half of the cost of the advice. The supplier will claim this fee from the programme.

Eligibility

Your business must:

  • have 249 employees or less (including any employees of companies that own a stake in your business)
  • be registered in England
  • actively sell goods or services
  • be independent (ie no more than 25% is owned by other businesses or organisations)
  • have a turnover of less than €50 million

What you’ll need

You’ll need the following things to complete your application:

  • Companies House registration number or Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) from HMRC
  • registered business address
  • business turnover details
  • VAT registration number (if you’re registered)
  • PAYE number (if you have one)
  • contact phone number
  • email address

More info at on the gov.uk website.

Created Aug 29 2014