Microsoft BizSpark is a global program designed to accelerate the success of early stage Startups. BizSpark provides entrepreneurs fast and easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools and production licenses of server products with no upfront costs and minimal requirements. BizSpark startups receive professional support from Microsoft as well as community-driven support from Network Partners, active organizations in the entrepreneurial space, who can provide guidance, mentorship and resources to Startups.
It isn’t very often that you can say that the government is giving you a bargain but in the case of a new programme for small business introduced in 2007 that is exactly what is happening. Tech-Check is an initiative aimed at encouraging small business owners to assess the technology at use in their business and to determine whether there are significant areas for improvement.