The world is going digital – with most companies investing in new software to cut costs and keep up with the online marketplace.
According to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, businesses who adopt digital technologies can be up to 18% more productive.
However, many businesses find switching to digital difficult, with one in three small and medium sized businesses saying that cost is a significant barrier.
Here Jane Potter, Client Manager at Beatons Group, looks into the government’s Help to Grow scheme, and how it can aid businesses in going digital.
Discounts on software
From accounting and freight forwarding to construction and entertainment, almost all businesses will be looking to update the way they work.
To help out, the government has launched its Help to Grow: Digital scheme, providing free, impartial advice on how to adopt the best technology for your business.
As part of the scheme, big discounts are being offered on a host of software – up to 50% for some.
What software is included in scheme?
The initiative includes big discounts on a host of software including customer relation management (CRM) and digital accounting software.
Through the scheme, businesses can receive up to a 50% discount, worth up to £5,000, on approved software for the first 12 months, based on your company’s eligibility.
Software included in the scheme includes Sage Business Cloud Accounting, Quickbooks Online, Crunch Pro, Gold-Vision Sales Professional Cloud and Zymplify Grow, among other big brands.
How to claim your discount
The government’s Help to Grow: Digital website has lots of useful information on how to go digital.
Just answer a few simple questions on your business, where you trade and how you want to improve your business and it will recommend a digital solution.
You will then be able to access guides on the best digital software for your needs and how other businesses have transformed their operations using the same software.
Visit www.learn-to-grow-your-business.service.gov.uk for more information.
If you need further advice on how to transform your business to digital, we can help too.
Give the Beatons Group team a call on 01473 659777 or email email@example.com