Scheme to help new Midlothian firms

BT has launched a scheme offering Scottish start-ups the chance to lease up to £15,000 worth of technology and telecommunications solutions.

Under the KickStart Scheme, in conjunction with Shire Leasing, new businesses trading for less than three years will be eligible for funding subject to credit vetting.

The scheme, available through BT Local Business, aims to help small businesses raise funds in a challenging economic climate and to avoid having to rely on bank loans, overdrafts or credit cards.

KickStart is open to all industry types to purchase a range of technology and communications products and services including telephone systems, handsets, connection charges, software licences and IT equipment such as laptops.

For more information about KickStart contact BT Local Business on www.btlocalbusiness.co.uk