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Barclays Business Offers Startups Package Worth £1,800

  (June 27, 2011)

(PRWEB) June 27, 2011

Barclays Business is offering start up customers a package of business software that deals with the key issues and needs of new businesses

To help give businesses the support they need Barclays Business is offering MyBusinessWorks, a comprehensive, one-stop package for start-up businesses featuring the essential software that will enable new businesses to start up and thrive.

Worth over £1,800, the package includes simple and straightforward software for setting up and hosting a website, bookkeeping, business planning, legal software, data backup and a wide range of online training. It comes with a cashback* offer that could effectively make it free to most customers after 12 months.

We not only believe this is the best package of its type in the market, but the best value, said Travers Clarke-Walker, Product and Marketing Director for Barclays Business.

This package takes the hard work out of finding the right software. Its a very clearly thought out package of services that deals with key needs and issues for startups sometimes creating solutions before the business is even aware theres a problem.

For example, the majority of businesses that suffer a serious data loss either close immediately or do so within two years. So included in the package is our data backup service, which neatly deals with that key issue leaving the entrepreneur to focus more of their time and effort on what they should be doing, making money and building their business.

Likewise almost every business needs a website, so weve taken the hard work out of sourcing the software and building the site. Our package includes 12 months subscription to a website builder and email hosting site, enabling customers to choose from a large number of customisable website templates and to create up to five different sites for the business.

Users can also access the package on any PC or Mac computer be it home, work or roaming rather than just on a designated work machine, freeing up entrepreneurs to work anytime, anywhere.

In a straight shoot out with our competitors on the high street, we see this as the best overall package, at a better price than comparable services. This package is a real sign of our commitment to helping businesses to survive and thrive by providing them with the tools to succeed.

To hear more about the software package, or for more guidance in general about starting a business, a meeting can be arranged with a Barclays Business Manager on 0845 601 0106.

More information can also be found at

*MyBusinessWorks is available to Barclays Business customers for £12.50 + VAT per month. If customers subscribe for 12 months they could receive a £150 refund off Barclays Business bank charges. Upon accumulating £150 of Standard Services charges within two years after any free banking period with your Barclays Business Current Account, Barclays will credit the customers account with £150 within 30 days.

Product detail:

Staying compliant
Interactive and easy-to-use legal compliance service designed to help businesses stay compliant and to deal with the legal issues the business may face. Choice of over 100 templates to create professional legal documents, from partnership agreements to purchase and sales agreements and more.

Creating a business plan
Step-by-step professional business plan creation tool designed to help create a realistic plan and track progress and performance against the business plan. Helps set realistic and achievable targets for the business, keep track of performance and understand how to position the products/services against the competition.

Developing skills
Time saving and convenient e-learning service, designed to help increase the business productivity through skills development. Develop and maintain core business and IT skills with over 2,500 training courses available online and accessible anytime and anywhere.

Protecting business data
Simple, automatic and secure data backup service to protect files and data against loss from viruses, theft, accidents and computer crashes. Protect the business data emails, spreadsheets, documents, customer details, finances or even designs. Decide what, when and how the backups happen automatic, scheduled or manual. If the unexpected happens, any lost data can be recovered.

Creating a website
Easy to use website builder, hosting and domain service. Enables the creation of a professional looking website to promote the business online using easy to follow wizards and templates. Choice of over a large number of templates with a library of free images and animations. This product is free for one year.

Notes to Editors:

About Barclays Business
Barclays Business is the business banking arm of Barclays. It has over 700,000 - customers that are a mixture of start ups, sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Barclays services to SMEs include:

  •     A choice of business accounts that they can tailor to their needs and the provision of up to two years free banking to start-ups, subject to remaining in credit.
  •     Day to day business banking support through an award winning team of Business Managers who are available over the telephone for everyday and urgent banking needs during the daytime, evenings and weekends.
  •     A support line that customers can use to talk directly to a Barclays lending specialist to discuss additional financing options.
  •     Free consultations for businesses with a local accountant, marketing expert and solicitor to advise on topics such as the best legal status, how to advertise or draft supply contracts.
  •     A free nationwide business seminar and workshop programme. This is designed to help business owners network and gain practical help on relevant challenges such as marketing, trading online or how to generate more business profits. Over 12,000 delegates have attended one of Barclays 800 business seminars this year.
  •     Business management software that helps business customers complete their account work quickly and efficiently; support their hiring efforts; help back up their business data securely; and avoid late payment and bad debts.

About BCSG
Business Centric Services Group, currently creates value adding products and services and distributes these through partnerships with financial institutions (FIs) across Europe and the US, to over 120,000 small businesses. BCSG products provide real, tangible solutions for small business to survive and succeed while simultaneously providing financial institutions with the opportunities to differentiate their proposition, enhance customer loyalty, and grow wallet share.

For more information, visit

Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking offering bank accounts, savings accounts, credit cards, loans, business insurance, corporate and investment banking offering business bank accounts, business loans and guides to writing a business plan and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs nearly 147,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website


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