As the region starts to bounce back from the effects of Covid-19, Tees Valley Combined Authority has launched The Back to Business Fund.
The fund is available for small and medium-sized enterprises to access direct professional support, advice and guidance as the region begins to recovers.
The funding can be utilised to help businesses access new equipment and technologies, professional support, advice and guidance, and IT and digital services.
Let’s be honest, the world has massively changed, we now live the in the world of masks, plastic screens and social distancing. You’ll have probably had to make more changes to the way your business runs and how you sell your products and services. If your website has become your main point of contact with your customers, you’ll need something that will be able to cope with demand and also help convert your traffic to customers. On the flip side, if you’ve got a banging website already, but aren’t getting the conversions you think you should be getting, maybe it’s time to start heavily market your business online. People are spending more and more time at home and it’s the perfect time to hit them directly with targetted digital marketing campaigns.
What does this mean for your business and Hush Digital?
If your current website isn’t fir for purpose and you are losing out on business and conversions, now could be the time to overhaul your full site. With a £5000 grant, you could get a brand new, bespoke website designed by the team at Hush Digital. With companies in every sector fighting for every bit of business they can, shouldn’t you make sure that your website is ready to compete?
If your current website is working for you, great. Could it be better? Possibly. If you have had to move your operations from a retail environment to an e-commerce platform, now will be the time to switch over to a fully integrated e-commerce system to manage your business, products and services online.
If you have needed to change the way your business runs due to Covid-19 you might need to implement a method to run your business with minimal physical touchpoints or with ways to deliver your products in a socially distanced manner. Booking systems, intranets and visitor check-in systems can all help you deliver your business in a socially distanced way.
If you’ve survived through lockdown, now is the time to double down on your marketing activities. Is your current marketing activity not cutting the mustard? It’s the perfect time to review your strategy and develop a robust plan for the next 12 months.
Your marketing strategy can include:
To find out more on the grant and check eligibility, click here.
For information and guidance on how to complete the application form, click here.
Head over the Tees Valley Business website (designed by Hush Digital) and fill out the required forms.
While you are waiting for your grant to be processed, you can get in touch with the team at Hush, and we can sit down to work out what you need and how we can help.