One thing COVID-19 has given business owners is the time to reflect. Now is a great opportunity for you to invest in your business to elevate your positioning. A good quality website that delivers conversions and increases brand awareness will also help you to navigate the current crisis and beyond.
One of the biggest challenges that businesses are facing is the need to be online, to be digital, and to be seen by their prospects. A new website is an ideal way to achieve this without over-complicating things, and without breaking the bank. Right now, the UK Government is offering grants for small-to-medium sized businesses to invest in plant, machinery, consultancy or digital services, including a new website.
Below we’ve explored two of the most accessible schemes out there, and we’ve even listed a contact who deals explicitly with helping businesses secure funding, should you decide to take this step.
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
In July the Government announced that they were adding £20 million in new grants to the ERDF to help smaller businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
The support is fully funded by the Government, with no obligations for businesses to contribute financially and the scheme will provide small and medium-sized companies with access to £1,000 – £5,000 to purchase professional services, business advice, equipment, or to adopt new technology. 1
South East Business Boost (SEBB)
The SEBB grant gives small and medium-sized businesses (employing less than 250 people) in the South East access to a 30% grant, capped at £10,000 (up to a £33,333.33 spend) for the purchase of capital items including plant, machinery, equipment, hardware, marketing and consultancy.
You must also be a sole trade, partnership, limited company or a not for profit-seeking a grant between £1,000 and £10,000 with a total project value between £3,334 and £35,000.00. 2
These schemes are the perfect opportunity for you to elevate your business and navigate the pandemic by taking a chance to invest in your website to secure the long-term success of your company.
If you would like to take advantage of these grants but you’re not sure where to start, we recommend contacting Tracey McRobert via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07801 568 659.
Supersonic would love to be involved in your next website build. To find out more about how we could support your business during this time, please get in contact.