Attention, Budding Entrepeneurs: IT-Related Business Grants Available Here

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Are you interested in, or have already started up, an IT-related business?

Are you worried that you might not be able to keep the business going and need that extra bit of cash to help you? Or that you want to start an IT-related business but simply haven’t got the funds available to do so?

Or are you in need of a bit of assistance and extra support?

Well, here’s something that can help you really get your business off the ground and push through the crowded IT-business market and climb to the top.
 
Communities 2.0 can provide grants and offer support to new ICT-based businesses in Rhondda Cynon Taff. What does it cost you? Nothing. What’s the catch? Nothing. So, what’s to lose? Nothing.

This is what Communities 2.0 can offer you, you budding IT entrepreneur guy/girl:

What sort of businesses can Communities 2.0 help?
 
If you’re looking to start a micro business where ICT is fundamental, then Communities 2.0 can help. Come to Communities 2.0 if your business will be:

• Selling products online
• Designing websites or apps
• Providing support, training, advice or consultancy on ICT
• Developing new software or hardware
• Serving online members
• Providing information or advice online
• Servicing ICT equipment or providing ICT support
• Doing anything else which requires ICT as an essential element
 
Communities 2.0 may be able to offer you financial assistance and free support.

Communities 2.0 can provide:

• A comprehensive ICT review by our experts, with recommendations on the technology required by the business and specific staff training needs
• Financial support to buy essential equipment or undertake specific ICT training

Also:

• Advice on company registration
• Advice on opening a business bank account
• Signpost you to help with legal structures
• Researching the market
• Writing your business plan
• Developing cash-flow forecasts
• Advice on marketing, social media and your website

Financial support
 
Do you need cash to get your business started? If you’ve already got some finance available, Communities 2.0 may be able to help you with the shortfall of between £1,000 and £5,000 to get you on your way.

You could use the money for:

• ICT software and hardware for your business
• Website development
• ICT skills development or training

Where do Communities 2.0 work?

Communities 2.0 work in North and West Wales, the South Wales Valleys, Bridgend, Neath, Port Talbot and Swansea. You’ll need to be based in one of these areas to be eligible for their help.

So, what are you waiting for? Head here and complete the enquiry form to get your business off to a flying start.

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