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Growth Vouchers programme – Now Finished, awaiting new programme launch likely later on in 2015
The Enterprise Nation Marketplace is part of the government’s £30m Growth Vouchers programme, which is a research project to test how best to help small businesses grow through the use of subsidised business advice.
For businesses looking for advice
The Growth Vouchers programme will distribute vouchers to around 20,000 small businesses in England, focussing on small businesses who have never sought business advice before. Businesses looking for advice can apply to the programme online and they will be randomly assigned to an online questionnaire or face-to-face business advice assessment.
Some businesses will be randomly chosen to get a voucher for up to £2,000 to help pay for business support in one of the specialist areas. You’ll have to match the amount with your own funds. You can then find a Growth Voucher adviser to work with on the Enterprise Nation Marketplace; you then pay for the services in full and request 50% back from the government.
The Growth Vouchers programme is available to small businesses in England who have been trading for at least one year, have 49 employees or less and have not sought strategic business advice before in the last three years (full eligibility and terms and conditions here).