Don’t spend all your SEISS grant before considering how it will help you in the future.
It is great that the Government has now provided support for the many thousands of self-employed workers, which should be such a relief for many.
We understand some of you might have been out of work for the last few months and that this grant will have to cover the time you have not been working and that has to be a priority.
However, what we do suggest is that you use a small proportion of your grant towards something that will help you get back on your feet.
Receiving the grant and not using it wisely is nonsensical, which means you run the risk of not getting through this pandemic situation because you are limiting your options.
Using your grant to cover your overheads and to gain an accreditation will help you towards a brighter future.
Imagine spending less than £600 to get you the accreditation status required to win those desired jobs. An accreditation does not need to cost the earth.
Using a small proportion of your grant, you now have that chance to make a big difference to your future.
Start by being clear on where you want to be.
Please, please, please give real thought as to what you want your business to look like one or two years from now – because then you can use a small proportion of your SEISS grant to help you get there.
So now we are clear about this unique opportunity, lets dive into the benefits of gaining an accreditation suitable for you.
- It improves your professional image and allows you to win work that you might not otherwise be able too.
- Having an accreditation adds value to your business. It demonstrates to your potential customers that you are taking your health, safety and wellbeing responsibilities very seriously.
- You are one step closer to getting onto the supply chain
- Reduces the time spent on completing tendering applications, therefore reducing administration time.
- Gives you the competitive advantage
- Be part of the SSIP Scheme. Additional accreditations are easier to acquire once you have been awarded just one.
Types of accreditations
There are number of accreditations that could help you stand-out from your competitors.
The list is as long as my arm but here are the four main contenders that do stand out for us
- CHAS (Contractor Health and Safety Scheme).
Any of the above are a sure way of getting you onto the right supply chain.
If you do not have at least one accreditation you are less likely to be visible amongst your prospective customers.
Do not risk wasting your grant on something that will not help you improve your business status. Instead consider spending a small amount of your SEISS grant on an accreditation that will catapult you towards a brighter future.
Just think about the possibilities an accreditation status can do for you and the potential earnings.
Find yourself a consultant
These are unprecedented times and this is a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity, for you to use some of your grant to gain an accreditation for less than £600, including your application fee.
You do not want to waste it.
So get yourself some proper help and support.
Get the right consultant alongside you.
Helping you to compile, collate and complete the application forms
Monitor the process to ensure that it all goes smoothly
Someone who has successfully gone down this road countless times
Someone who knows what the assessors are looking for
Someone who will be with you from the start right through until you receive your certificate.
Investing less than £600 of your grant to get the right top-class Consultant on your team will significantly increase your chances of getting your certificate quickly