Support for the digitization of very small businesses (TPE) is no longer reserved for the sectors of the economy most affected by the pandemic.
The government has decided to grant aid of 500 euros to all companies with less than 11 employees wishing to go digital, regardless of their sector of activity.
“This digital check responds to a real need for small businesses to acquire digital tools for the pursuit and relaunch of their activity,”
With the crisis, very small businesses have become bad payers
Until now, only those who had to close administratively because of the pandemic, in the trade, catering or hotel sectors, were entitled to it.
They had to present an invoice corresponding to an expenditure of 450 euros minimum, intended to digitize their activity, and dated no later than March 31.
Some 27,000 companies have applied to benefit from this check, far from the target of 110,000 initially aimed at.
The date of March 31 is therefore now postponed to June 30, for all companies with less than 11 employees, including those which are currently closed.
The expenses incurred can be used to digitize sales, business management or customer relations.
French companies are no less well digitized than their European neighbors, but VSEs and SMEs, on the other hand, lag behind large structures.
"The health crisis has shown that digital technology can contribute to greater resilience of the economy",
for example by allowing distance selling, notes a recent report from the Treasury.