Getting a Grant for Your Business

Securing grant funding could really help your business develop and grow. But even experts can find it difficult to keep track of the hundreds of different grant schemes which keep appearing and then disappearing. This briefing outlines the kind of grants available to small and medium-sized businesses. It explains the criteria a project must meet to qualify for a grant, and the potential benefits and pitfalls involved in applying. This briefing covers: Which business activities are most likely to qualify. Factors that could affect your eligibility. How to identify grants you may be entitled to. How to apply. »

Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003

What Can Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 do for your Business?

A completely simple network solution. You didn’t go into business to manage your business’ network. That’s why we created Windows Small Business Server 2003. We put a lot of thought into it, so you won’t have to think about it. Because it’s built on the popular Windows Server 2003 operating system, you’ll find Windows Small Business Server 2003 is highly dependable and manageable. And it supports a wide range of third-party solutions to help make your business even easier to run. It’s a complete network solution in a box. How your business will benefit. While all small businesses are different, one thing is certain: Windows Small Business Server 2003 can help create a faster, more efficient business environment for you. How? By providing out-of-the... »


What do you need to consider when deciding whether to apply for grants? This section takes you through: the types of grant that are available the factors affecting eligibility sources of grant finance The FAQs will help answer some common questions. Grants may not be the best option for your business so you need to consider other types of finance such as loans or venture capital. As there are numerous sources of grants it can take a lot of time and money to look at the options yourself. Grants business advice article Crown Copyright © 2002 »

Business Rates

How do you Rate? IF YOU DO NOT CHECK YOUR BUSINESS RATE ASSESSMENTS, YOU MAY BE OVERPAYING Businesses will be receiving their new business rate bills between now and 1st April. From this date, businesses can appeal against their business rates if they believe them to be incorrect.* This follows the recent quinquennial (five yearly) review of business rate assessments. This assessment is known as a rateable value. It is important that businesses ensure they have been assessed correctly because their new assessments will form the basis of their new rates bills up until 1st April 2010. Businesses can appeal by themselves, but a skilled professional advisor is crucial to ensure maximum chance of success. Professional rating advisers who are RICS members are governed by a strict code of practic... »

Your Money & The Internet

A guide to home banking and Internet shopping – Information for personal and business customers Electronic commerce and new technologies mean that shopping and banking have become 24 hour activities that, with the right equipment, can be carried out from anywhere in the world. This document answers some of your questions about both Internet and PC (personal computer) banking and paying for goods over the Internet, covering functionality, security concerns, payment speed and advice for plastic card users. The ‘Your Money and the Internet’ document is reproduced with the permission of BBA Enterprises Ltd. Copyright of this material remains with BBA Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved. © BBA Enterprises Ltd 2003-2013 »

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