EnterprisePlus is changing, more information to follow
We are evolving our initiative and we’ve answered some FAQs about what’s happening next
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What is EnterprisePlus?
This is our dedicated scheme for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which represents nearly 400 companies. We provide opportunities to help promote your business, recruit the right people and find the connections and information you need to grow.
At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we believe the chemical science industry has the power to create solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges – from climate change to beating disease.
The chemical science industry sector is very diverse and comprises 2500 SMEs, which make up 97% of the industry and employ 40% of chemists.
The free scheme is currently for UK registered SMEs who are actively carrying out chemical R&D. See our FAQ and full T&Cs for more information about EnterprisePlus and our eligibility criteria.
Support for your business during COVID-19
We understand now more than ever that you will be facing many challenges in keeping your business running as usual.
The EnterprisePlus team is still here to help and we have compiled a quick list of the current support for your business.
Read more about the Royal Society of Chemistry's COVID-19 response here.Support available to you
- Continuing professional development at home
If you or your colleagues are focussing on professional development, check out our CPD resources. You can find online training on our list of approved training courses and search for online events on our events database.
As part of your EnterprisePlus membership you can apply for a training voucher of up to £1000 to cover the costs of a training course.
- Find finance with EnterprisePlus
Email us to discuss your funding needs; we have a number of ways to help you connect with investors - you can:
Request a free tailored report with relevant funds for your business.
Contact us to find out how you can share your investment opportunity directly with investors (eligibility criteria apply).
Email us to register your interest in our next Investment Catalyst event (Autumn 2020, date to be confirmed).
- Government funding available
Use this business support finder to see what government support is available for you and your business.
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme offering access to loans, overdrafts, invoice finance, and asset finance of up to £5 million for up to 6 years.
Bounce back loans providing £2,000 to £50,000 interest free for the first 12 months.
Future Fund offering loans ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from investors.
Use the British Business Bank tool to help you find Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) accredited lenders according your needs.
- Furloughing your staff
If you need to furlough your staff, you can claim up to 80% of their wages as part of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
- Keeping your workplace open
If you are not furloughing staff and still have employees attending their usual place of work please see the following government guidelines:
Best practise in the workplace, including guidance on social distancing and shift working/staggering processes.
Labs and research facilities - guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilitiles and similar environments.
If you or your colleagues have personal RSC membership you can access additional support from us including financial support, access to RSC content, careers support, and more.
Benefits for your business
Helping your business stand out
Free or discounted advertising
Reach over 51,000 people worldwide with one free quarter page advert in Chemistry World in a month of your choice and benefit from one month free website advertising on the Royal Society of Chemistry's website – that’s over £3,000 of promotion.
Prizes & awards
Apply for our wide range of prizes and awards, which recognise achievement in all areas of the chemical sciences.
Keeping you up to date with advances in science
Free article downloads
Huge savings on RSC journals and research articles: 15 free article downloads per calendar year from across our portfolio and unlimited downloads at £10 per article.
You will be subscribed to our monthly EnterprisePlus newsletter, providing updates on relevant funding and support, RSC activities suitable for your business, and updates on what's happening in our network.
Connecting you with the right people
A free recruitment advert in Chemistry World online, worth £600, and discounts on further adverts.
Grow your network
Signposting to relevant events, funding, or support programmes.
Finding the financial support you need to grow
Pitch to investors and potential partners at our Investment Catalyst events.
Connect with investors
Signposting to sources of finance and funding to help your business take that next step.
Helping you develop
Apply for training vouchers of up to £1000 for skills development relevant to your business.
Discounts on Royal Society of Chemistry's membership to provide resources to enhance your knowledge and help you make informed career choices.
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