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Growth vouchers programme extended

In our last newsletter, Power In Numbers 16, we included an article outlining the government’s Growth Voucher scheme – a £30 million research programme to assist small businesses in accessing professional advice.

Since our last newsletter the programme has been extended and is now open to companies with fewer than 250 employees and those who have recently started up a business.

The Government is also helping to improve cash flow as businesses will have to find less money up front towards the cost of the voucher.On what kind of support can I spend my Growth Voucher?

Growth Vouchers can be used to obtain strategic advice on any of the following categories:

• Managing cash flow, late payments and negotiating finance

• Developing skills and taking on staff

• Improving Leadership and Management

• Marketing, attracting and keeping customers

• Making the most of digital technology

The Government will match your spend up to a maximum value of £2,000. This means you can spend as much or as little as you want on the advice but the maximum contribution from the Government will be £2,000.

Rothmans are a registered Growth Voucher advisor – please get in touch if you would like to discuss this exciting initiative, or take a look at our page on the Enterprise Nation website:

Robin Lloyd