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16th January 2006

Secure Virtual Office is now an Approved Supplier to the Catalyst Project

Secure Virtual Office Accepts Invitation to join the Catalyst Project. Catalyst is an exciting new project sponsored by Business Link Gloucestershire with funds from the SW Regional Development Agency. Catalyst works with companies that want to make the most of Broadband and IT. The financial help the project provides is designed to act as a “Catalyst” for growth, helping companies improve performance and become more competitive using new technologies.

Catalyst e-Business Grants

Catalyst is an imaginative new project that works with companies who want to make the most of Broadband and IT.

The financial help the project provides is designed to act as a “Catalyst” for growth helping companies to grow and stay competitive by using new technologies.

Business Link Gloucestershire are able to provide up to £2000 (match funding) to support the development of e-business applications involving the integration of Internet or web systems with back office systems, examples of these are:

• Integrating on-line selling with your other sales channels

• Integrating on-line selling with your stock system and/or your accounts system

• Integrating on-line selling with your customer (CRM) system

• Giving your mobile sales staff the means to take orders on their equipment when visiting customers

• Implementing systems that allow staff to work normally at home.


Where are you now?

Your company should already have a content driven or an e-commerce website and you are now looking to build on your existing e-business skills and looking to realise further business benefits which could include:

• improved speed of response

• cost savings

• improved communications, information and knowledge sharing

• reductions in inventory

• improved efficiency and productivity

• harmonisation and standardisation of procedures

• better transfer of best practices

• acquisition of new customers and increased sales

• improved customer service.


The panel on the right shows how Catalyst for Growth works for you, from registering your interest, through making an application for assistance to receiving the grant.

Catalyst for Growth provides you with a range of subsidies, advice, support and access to other Business Link projects that may help your company.


Is your business eligible?

• You should be a Gloucestershire based business employing more than 5 people

• You should not be a subsidiary of a large company or be publicly funded

• Charities, social enterprises, franchises and companies limited by guarantee are eligible.

How we can Help

If you already use MS Outlook or Outlook Express integrating your contact data base is easily achieved using a contact database wizard incorporated within ACT!  Similarly if you have a services/product price list maintained within your Sage accounting suite then this can be readily uploaded into ACT! so that you can provide instantaneous quotations over the phone, by e-mail or in conventional paper format.

Sign-up today and see how your business prospects are improved through using ACT! to improve the quality of your customer communications.


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Secure Virtual Office can help you get matched funding

  1. Register your interest
  2. Research the changes you plan to make
  3. Apply for assistance
  4. Make the change
  5. Submit the claim
  6. Receive the grant


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