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Lollipop Local - We Provide Growth Vouchers!!!

by Alex Snell, on January 8, 2015

Lollipop Local are proud to announce that we now provide Growth Vouchers, and we're ready to help your businesses grow!

What is a Growth Voucher?

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Growth Vouchers are part of a Random Control Trial research initiative being run by Government until at least March 2015.

The first research initiative of this scope to be run in the UK, the project will inform future Government policies to ensure funding is targeted to achieve business growth.

Strategic advice, such as SEO or Web Development, can help your business grow massively, but it's not always cheap. The Growth Vouchers programme can help you find and pay for it, with Government funded vouchers covering half the funds up to £2,000!

For example: If a project costs £1,500, your Growth Voucher will cover £750 and if your project costs £4,000, £2,000 will be covered.

Is my business eligible?

Now, I know what you're thinking; "This is too good to be true, what's the catch?" and the simple answer to that is - There isn't one, as long as you pass the Growth Voucher Eligibility Survey.

Due to their popular nature, Growth Vouchers will now be available to any business that is based in England, has fewer than 250 employees and a turnover less than £50m a year.

Once you know you are definitely eligible, you can choose from the following five advice areas including:

  • Finance and cash flow
  • Recruiting and developing staff
  • Improving leadership and management skills
  • Marketing
  • Attracting and keeping customers
  • and making the most of digital technology.

How does the payment work?

Once you have your voucher and have taken delivery of the advice, you will have one of two payment options to be agreed with the advice provider.

The first option is to pay the provider’s invoice in full and claim back 50% of the costs up to the value of £2,000.

The second option allows you to agree with the provider to pay 50% of their bill and then the provider can claim back 50% of the costs from the government. In either circumstance the claimed amount will be paid in to the recipient’s bank account within 10 days.

What Lollipop Local can do for you?

Are you are looking for help with Analytics and Optimisation, SEO, E-commerce, Website design or Website development? We recently had the pleasure of joining the Enterprise Nation Marketplace, meaning we are eligible to offer your business Growth Vouchers to help pay for our advice on these subjects!

Once you have applied and become eligible, all you need to do is find us on the Marketplace and send us an enquiry!

To find us on Marketplace, follow these simple steps:

  • Sign up to Marketplace Enterprise Nation
  • Under the 'Advisers' drop-down menu, select IT and Web
  • From the left hand side, refine the search by clicking 'SEO & Web design'
  • Check the "Only Show Growth Voucher Advisers" box
  • Enter your Postcode
  • Click 'refine search' to find us!

From here, click the + icon next to our Lollipop Local entry and choose either Short-list or View details - If 'view details' remember to add to shortlist, but you can also leave a review if applicable and/or send a message.

Hurry now before March 2015!!!

Grab this amazing opportunity with both hands before March 2015 by following the steps above! or Call us today on 01702 476517 for more information from our friendly team.

Topics:Small BusinessSearch Engine OptimisationWeb DesignLocal Business MarketingLocal SEO

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