Practical advice for business
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About us helps your business save time and money by giving you instant access to clear, simple, and trustworthy information.

It is developed in partnership with subject experts within government and relevant business-support organisations to help you comply with regulations and improve your performance.

Whether you're starting up, already running a business, or looking to grow and develop, we can help you:

  • manage your finances
  • employ people
  • find and keep customers 
  • pay the correct tax 
  • comply with environmental legislation
  • trade internationally
  • understand regulations in your sector
  • find events and support near you

What we can do for you

You can manage your personal list of starting-up tasks with our Business Start-up Organiser to create a personalised list of tasks to assist you when setting up your business. Or search our Grants and Support Directory to pinpoint potential sources of help. 

If you're already up and running, you can file your VAT and PAYE returns from our Do it online area.

The interactive tools can take you step-by-step through activities like how to create a written statement of employment or assess how well your business is currently performing.

There are over 600 guides offering practical advice for businesses in all aspects of business.

Local advice and support

You can access local advice and support online, by phone and face-to-face from regional Business Link operators across England.

These services are funded by Regional Development Agencies, and supported by government departments, agencies and local authorities.

Business Link also works in partnership with Business Gateway - Opens in a new window and Highlands & Islands Enterprise - Opens in a new window in Scotland, and Invest Northern Ireland - Opens in a new window.

To find your regional Business Link, please call the Business Link Helpline on Tel 0845 600 9 006.

For all media enquiries, please email or call +44 207 637 3845 or 07957 383070 / 07789 905304 / (out of hours). Please note this number and e-mail address is for media enquiries only. Our media agency cannot help with business advice enquiries (please call the Business Link Helpline above).