It is, therefore, quite understandable how the everyday improvements that so many businesses are making to new or existing areas of their business can so easily be overlooked. Key decision makers within industries often disqualify themselves without seeking professional advice, and along with the fact that many more do not even recognise that what they do might qualify them for an R&D Tax Rebate; its hardly surprising that the number of claims is still so low.
Those of us who interact with SME’s in any capacity, I would suggest, owe it to them and ourselves to take a second look at any improvements they may make to;
• A Process
• A Product
• A System
• Any Materials
• Any Devices
Next time you come into contact with a small-medium enterprise, take a few minutes to look around or just ask the question, “Do you make improvements to what you do?” You never know you could be the conduit to a significant cash injection that business would really benefit from.Beverly Hopper