Archived entries for Special Offers

Discounted software for charities and non-profits

We have been working with a few charities in the Yorkshire area and I have to say I am shocked to find they don’t know about the discounts on offer when buying software and services!  Have a look at this website:

Most registered charities and certain non-profit organisations qualify for heavily discounted software from quite a number of providers so I wanted to share the discounts that are available.  I have picked out a few choice packages from their price list and compared them to the standard pricing on the internet from a typical supplier.

Product Retail Price Discounted Price % Saving
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32 or 64bit) £ 158.62 £ 5.88 96%
Microsoft Office Professional 2007 £ 269.60 £ 12.93 95%
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition £ 1,101.22 £ 45.83 96%
Symantec Endpoint Protection (10 licenses) £ 291.38 £ 43.48 85%
Cisco 520 Wireless Router for ADSL £ 437.09 £ 58.75 87%

All the prices include VAT as IT supplies and services still attract VAT even for charities 🙁  But what fantastic savings!

So if you are a charity looking to invest in technology to help you raise money and connect with your donors and clients use this service and save yourself a pile of money!  If you want some help gathering your thoughts contact me.

£1,500 for a Financial Health Check in Yorkshire

Financial health check – grant available of upto £1,500

The criteria for this is pretty simple.

  • Be an SME, including Social Enterprise SMES,
  • Based in Yorkshire and Humber
  • 5 or more employees; excluding owners and non executive directors
  • Must be adversely affected by the present economic climate;
  • Have been trading for more than 1 year and have a history of profitable trading until last year when the economic climate had an impact;
  • Be solvent and able to demonstrate a viable future;
  • Have a clear measurable goal which they need the health check to help them achieve;
  • Need to understand as a matter of urgency how best to focus their energies;
  • Be willing to share the content of the health check with Business Link;

The link to the application page is at the bottom of this page.

Or you can call Business Link Yorkshire direct on : 08456 048 048

Free Grants to grow your business in Yorkshire

Abundant Hands with MoneyLucky Yorkshire businesses with over 4 employees are being given up to £3000 to spend on growing their businesses.  How fab is that!   Especially since money from grants and funds are running out in the area.

The aim of the money is to help businesses who are solvent,  and are able to demonstrate a viable future to overcome specific challenges or increase skill sets.   Types of challenges could include: marketing, sales, people performance, leadership skills, strategic planning.

I think this is a good initiative from the government as growing businesses mean a growing economy.  So if you or somebody you know would like to make use of this money to stimulate growth in their organisation contact me ASAP.  These pots of money rarely hang around for long.

We’ve just found out about this fund as soon as it gets published somewhere on the internet I’ll share a direct link

Funded Support for Creatives in Scarborough

Woodend Creative WorkspaceWe are working with the Woodend Creative Workspace in Scarborough to put in place a funded 9 month training and support package to help local creatives expand and grow their businesses.  We have had a fantastic response and are looking to expand the initial pilot to cover 10-12 creatives rather than the original 6 so we have laid on a further meeting for people to come along and ask questions…read on for more details!

Wanted! 6 talented creative’s aspiring to make their businesses grow

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