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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Don't be fooled by its size, though, the company has worked with national and global giants, including Directgov, BusinessLink.gov.uk, NHS Choices, University College Dublin and the Halmstad University in Sweden.
In conjunction with the Businesslink.gov.uk website, the helpline will support small businesses and those starting up.
ACCORDING to businesslink.gov.uk, it is unlawful in civil law to induce - or threaten to induce - people to break a contract or to interfere with the performance of a contract.
The regional network of Business Link providers reached 942,000 customers in the 2008/2009 period and businesslink.gov.uk hosted more than 14 million visits, proving itself as a favourite site for business.
The committee welcomed plans to cull almost 1,000 official sites over three years and concentrate on the direct.gov.uk and businesslink.gov.uk.
Businesslink.gov.uk has been written by business people for business people and is endorsed by all of the government agencies and departments that deal with the 3.8 million small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK.
businesslink.gov.uk for practical advice, contacts and information on grants and finance for small businesses.
The committee welcomed plans to cull almost 1,000 official sites over the next three years and concentrate activity on the direct.gov.uk and businesslink.gov.uk No new sites should be launched without the agreement of the Government's Chief Information Officer, it said.

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