There have been some key improvements to the BEIS Help to Grow: Digital scheme, which will enable even more businesses to benefit from an expanded offer:
- From Monday (25 July), there is expanded eligibility for the Help to Grow: Digital scheme so that more businesses are able to take part by reducing the minimum number of employees the business must have from 5 to 1. This will mean the number of businesses able to apply is almost tripling in size, with up to 1.2 million UK businesses being eligible to access discounts worth up to £5,000 on approved software.
- Alongside this, BEIS has launched an expanded offer, adding e-Commerce software to support businesses to sell online and reach new markets. This includes helping to manage your inventory, take payments and gather data and insights on customers’ needs. Businesses which adopt e-Commerce software see on average a 7.5% increase in employee sales over 3 years.
- The Help to Grow: Digital scheme will also support one-to-one advice for small and medium-size businesses on digital tech adoption with the aim of the service being in place for SMEs later this year.