What is Achieve and Grow?
The Achieve and Grow business support scheme was born from research carried out into the needs of microbusinesses in Staffordshire to establish if they were being met. Microbusinesses make up 89% of all businesses in the region.
The research showed that these businesses would benefit from professional marketing consultancy and digital marketing support. As a result, the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub has launched the Achieve and Grow digital marketing support scheme to help small business owners take control of their marketing and attract the right customers.
The support is being delivered by Staffordshire-based marketing agency Peacock Digital Marketing, and businesses can apply for up to three hours of fully funded digital marketing support and consultation on a variety of topics, from social media to SEO, or help with small marketing tasks.
Achieve and Grow eligibility criteria
To be eligible for the scheme, your business must meet the following criteria:
– Be based in Stoke-on-Trent or Staffordshire
– Have been trading for more than two years
– Have between 2-10 employees
– Have an annual turnover which does not exceed £632,000 and have £316,000 or less on its balance sheet.
Your company can be trading B2C (Business to Consumer), you don’t have to be paying business rates, it doesn’t matter if you’ve already had funding before – you can still apply!
How to apply
There are a limited number of hours available for this scheme, so get enquiries in early to Chloe.Kelly@staffordshire.gov.uk.