Making a positive impact on small businesses
Business Link was a government-funded business advice and guidance service in England and was designed to encourage take of up external advice by small businesses.
At the time research, for the Competitiveness Agenda led Government to believe small businesses were reluctant to invest in growth, that they failed to plan ahead and invest in training, that they were swamped with paperwork and relied on too few customers. These barriers to growth were the driving forces behind the need for a Business Link type solution.
In response, Business Link Bedfordshire ran a number of successful courses and seminars aimed at providing advice and support to businesses. These are some examples of the literature produced to publicise these courses to senior managers and business owners, encouraging them to increase their skill sets and plan for the future.
CLIENT: Business Link Bedfordshire