Digital Boost was launched this week – a free-to-use platform that matches digital experts for free with micro and SME businesses and charities experiencing difficulties during the current climate in need of specific digital support.
Latest Devon Funding News Updates published by the Devon Economy, Enterprise and Skills Service. Dairy Response Fund 03-06-2020 04:17 PM BST A single payment of up to £10,000 for dairy farmers who have experienced a reduction of 25% or more in the price paid for their milk as a result of coronavirus restrictions Continue reading […]
For hospitality businesses who will be re-opening, there is news about street cafe licences. Devon County Council have a new process for those who wish to have tables and chairs on the Highway, especially as social distancing will need to be taken into serious consideration. Those who already hold a licence, will need to ensure […]
On Friday 29th May 2020 the government announced extensions to both the Self-Employed In coe Support Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to provide further assistance for businesses. Self-Employed Income Support Scheme The scheme currently allows you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your average monthly trading profits paid out in a […]
When starting a business, there are a number of organisations that need to be contacted, some compulsory for all businesses, and some dependent upon your business type. Use the list below as a guide.
Press releases are a great way of gaining exposure for your business for free. But journalists are bombarded each day with news articles so how do you get yours noticed and give it the best chance of being published? Follow these tops tips to give yourself the best chance of success.
If you have a product to sell and you have a website, it makes sense to set up an ecommerce shopping cart. You can then effectively have a shop open 24/7 to the whole world! Many high street retailers only survive because of their online sales. And many small town local shops are exactly the same.
All too often, small business owners are under the assumption that creating an IT strategy is limited to larger organisations yet every small business has some sort of IT strategy to support their business whether they fully recognise it or not. Most small businesses do not plan their IT strategy but just react to ad-hoc situations to cope with short term situations.
Too many businesses start up after having a great idea but failing to carry out any basic market research, which in many cases ends in tears when the business fails. Just because you think your business idea is the best idea since sliced bread does not mean that everyone else will share your passion.
When starting up a business, so many small business owners think they only need to complete a business plan if they are trying to raise finance. Whilst it is an essential document for raising finance, it is also highly recommended to complete a business plan if you are funding the business yourself.