TWO former senior managers at support service Business Link
have formed their own marketing intelligence business.
Government-funded Business Link
Yorkshire ceases its operations to be replaced by a national website and mentoring service.
For a few more weeks, the free, face-to-face advice from Business Link
is available for the region's business owners.
James Patterson, 25, of Guisborough spent two years hunting for a job before approaching Business Link
Public sector cuts are beginning to bite in the region, with 47 jobs going at Business Link
and 97 applications for voluntary redundancy at Advantage West Midlands.
West Midlands has cut the majority of its grants and scaled down its services after losing pounds 11.3 million funding from axed Advantage West Midlands.
The government's move towards Local Enterprise Partnerships has left Business Link
with a 28 per cent reduction in funding from AWM - forcing them to slash grants worth pounds 4.5 million and begin downsizing the business.
FIGURES from several separate reports show that businesses believe they save time, increase their sales and raise profits as a direct result of using the Business Link
Stephen contacted Business Link
to find out what advice and support was available.
The DTI and Business Link
network are represented on the Enterprise Zone management board.
American Business Information has announced that its business database formerly known as Online Business Information has been renamed Online Business Link
Yorkshire has seen government funding for its activities slashed from pounds 28m to less than pounds 6m, while staff numbers have been reduced from more than 430 to about 100.