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BT small business support scheme

BT small business support scheme


BT have launched a Small Business Support Scheme, introducing a range of new measures to help small business boost their connectivity, cash flow and confidence – key concerns which have been identified by recent research from Small Business Britain and BT Skills For Tomorrow.

We know that:

  • 70% of small businesses are expecting another lockdown in 2020
  • More than half of those surveyed (53%) do not feel confident in their business
  • Although, two thirds (64%) of UK small business believe that the pandemic has increased support and awareness of their sector
  • Over half (51%) are pivoting online to engage with customers more
  • 45% are selling online more and 46% of small businesses expect their use of digital to increase in the future 

Three of the initiatives that are now live are on cashless payments, bursaries and the Digital Boost scheme:

 

Article by Suffolk Chamber