GVZH's newest venture: Ewropa Consultancy Services Limited, has just been approved as a registered Service Provider under the Consultancy Services Grant Scheme pursuant to the Expression of Interest for Service Providers issued by the Measures and Support Division.
How can you benefit from our services and from this scheme?
If you are a small or medium enterprise (SME) and eligible for funding under this Scheme, as per criteria published by MSD and reproduced below, we can provide you with the consultancy services you require. By way of example, if you do not have the resources to draft a business plan to apply for a particular funding scheme or for any other business reasons, we can provide you with those services and since we are an approved service provider, you can claim 80% of the cost back in the form of a grant from the SME Consultancy Service Grant Scheme, up to a maximum capping of €4,000.
Maximum grant of €4,000, part-financing up to 80% of eligible expenditure
- Micro Enterprises
- Small Enterprises
- Medium-sized Enterprises
This scheme supports the development of:
- Business Plan
- Feasibility Study
- Organisation and Operations Review
- Process and Systems Review
In today's globally competitive environment, consultancy has become an ever-present feature supporting enterprises in their decision making processes by imparting valuable advice to businesses with a view to help them do things more effectively and efficiently.
It is widely recognised that SMEs generally have limited in-house resources and competences required to conduct studies to assist them in their analysis prior to embarking on investment initiatives, and in evaluating their growth and competitive potential.
This deficit presents a high dependency on external consultancy services which is even more accentuated when considering businesses facing particular challenges in their operations. Timely intervention through consultancy services can provide the necessary insight to entrepreneurs to take-up adequate initiatives aimed at securing their survival and future business growth.
External consultancy services procured to support the decision-taking process, by assessing and evaluating:
The potential of re-engineering the organisation and operations, or the processes and systems of the undertaking aimed at rendering it more efficient, resulting in the development of an Organisation and Operations Review or Process and Systems Review; or
The potential of the Undertaking to take on proposed investment initiatives aimed at the potential future business growth of the Undertaking, and at rendering it more competitive, resulting in the development of a Business Plan or Feasibility Study addressing any of the following:
- the economic exploitation of new ideas,
- expansion in the capacity of the establishment,
- diversification of the activity of an establishment,
- diversification in the output of an establishment,
- fundamental change in the overall production process of the establishment,
- development of new or improved products, processes and systems,
- investment in new or improved products, processes and systems,
- organisation innovation,
- process innovation,
- the internationalisation of products and services,
- the entry, establishment and expansion into new markets,
- the introduction, upgrading and integration of e-commerce solutions enabling online selling by the undertaking.
This Scheme is demand driven and managed through an open rolling call.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.