Business Link


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Business Link

a nationwide network of agencies which brings together the business support activities of many Chambers of Commerce, enterprise agencies, training and skills councils and local authorities to provide a single local point of access for business information and advisory services to small- and medium-sized business (SMEs see BUSINESS entry). A particular responsibility of the Business Link is to assist small business take full advantage of the SMART scheme (aimed at promoting new innovative techniques and products). The Business link operates under the auspices of the SMALL BUSINESSES SERVICE (SBS), an arm of the DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY (DTI).

Business Link

a nationwide network of agencies that brings together the business support activities of many chambers of commerce, enterprise agencies, learning and skills councils and local authorities to provide a single local point of access for business information and advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses. The Business Link operates under the auspices of the SMALL BUSINESS SERVICE (SBS), an arm of the DEPARTMENT FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY (DTI). See INDUSTRIAL POLICY.
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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 for
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.
BUSINESS Link 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 service.
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.
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.

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