For local government, helping start-ups and small businesses find information and advice is more than just a legal obligation. Local councils have a key role to play in supporting economic development, particularly since the changes to the business support network and abolition of Business Link.
Having your own small business resource centre provides a simple, low-cost and proven way to support local start-ups and small businesses. Your customised and branded resource centre provides:
- Demonstrable commitment of your support for your local small business community
- Genuinely helpful, high quality advice rather than just signposting businesses elsewhere
- Flexibility to incorporate or link to your own local content
- A boost to local small business creation and employment