This autumn take your business to the next level by becoming a tester for the market pilot of the Smooth platform, the new cloud-based tool that helps micro businesses to become GDPR compliant.
1. I am a small business owner. Does GDPR apply to me?
If your business deals with any kind of personal data from EU citizens, yes GDPRs fully applies. You have to make sure your data are protected and processed according to the regulation, or you might encounter fines.
GDPR, in fact, ensures to your business easier-to-use data, letting your company identify areas where users needs are unfulfilled. According to a recent survey, 42% of companies declared that satisfying new GDPR norms is increasing innovation standards thanks to deeper data control.
2. Does GDPR help me?
Complying with the GDPR will give your business the chance to cut costs of storing data, legacy applications and inventory software both in silos and inconsistent formats.
GDPR brought a better and more targeted communication towards costumers and a strong impact on efficiency. 41% of companies declared that satisfying GDPR norm gave them a competitive advantage.
3. I am the owner and work on my own, do I have to hire extra help to make sure I am compliant?
Don’t worry, the EU-funded SMOOTH project is here to help. We are creating a number of resources to help micro-business in the European Union to be fully compliant with GDPR.
Specifically, for the past two years, the SMOOTH consortium has been developing a cloud-based platform that will allow micro businesses to receive a GDPR compliance report in a simple, constructive, and reliable format.
4. Why join the Smooth Pilot Programme?
SMOOTH is the first tool being explicitly targeted to small businesses, the most vulnerable EU enterprises to fail GDPR adoption.
Through the registration, your small business can become a beta tester of the platform and verify if it is compliant with the GDPR. It will take you only a few minutes, it’s really manageable and will not require any legal or data protection knowledge. Moreover, you will become part of the SMOOTH community set at Fundingbox platform.
Our team will provide you with periodic updates on the project and request your feedback and inputs.
5. What do I get in return?
1. A free GDPR compliance report.
2. A one-year free Smoot platform subscription (6 reports).
3. Be compliant, avoid potential fines.
4. Receive additional rewards on a first come first serve basis.
You can register as a member of the SMOOTH Community on FundingBox, a member of the project’s consortium, and express your interest to be a market pilot tester as soon as the applications will open in autumn 2020.
Applications for the ongoing beta testing are also open, so you can also apply to join this test!
Register at https://smooth.fundingbox.com/