Posts Tagged ‘Business Link’

Government Support for Small Business

Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:09 11 Comments

Am I the only one that is getting confused by the increasing number of initiatives that the government is rolling out to encourage entrepreneurship? Or frustrated because they don’t actually seem to make a difference?   We had Business Link, then we didn’t, except it still exists as a “business advice and guidance service portal”. [...]

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Division to provide business help is launched

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:29 No Comments

  Company Partners has been a blessing for those businesses who are looking for business partners, mentors and investors, but what if you need to reorganise your business to make it more profitable, or to grow?   I’ve been helping companies that have approached us for a while now, but eventually there is only so [...]

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On-line service to replace Business Link

Friday, July 2, 2010 11:44 8 Comments

So it is coming to pass. As I speculated back in March, the new government is to close Business Link. Mark Prisk, the business and enterprise minister, has now said: “The regional Business Links have spent too much time signposting and not enough time actually advising,” “We’re going to wind down the Regional Development Agencies, [...]

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What should replace Business Link?

Friday, March 12, 2010 11:42 24 Comments

The Tories have vowed to get rid of Business Link, the government-funded business advice service in England, but what if anything will replace it? Business Link has had over the years a mixed reputation. Your view of the whole organisation usually depended on which adviser you were allocated. I certainly remember my original encounter with [...]

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