On the show this afternoon we had a Business Feature with Roma Bhowmick. Roma works for Business Link (East of England region) which provides advice and support to both newly started up businesses and well established companies.
This year alone, 3000 new businesses have started up in this area and all have access to the services of Business Link. They provide a website (www.businesslink.gov.uk/east) and a helpline (08457 171615) both of which provide lots of information and answers to business related questions.
Business Link is also able to provide training workshops to those who are considering or actually already running a business. They cover areas such as exploring if you're the right sort of person to run a business, business ideas, buying a franchise, managing budgets and financial matters, sales and marketing, IT and developing people.
So lots of support, advice and guidance is offered in all sorts of areas and it's all free! Get in touch with Business Link using the details above to register or for more information.