The Enterprise Directorate is the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) expert policy unit on small business issues throughout Government.
BIS does not deliver services direct to businesses. Support programmes are wherever possible run in the regions to be close to customers. However, the Enterprise Directorate retains policy responsibility for the Government’s investments in a range of business support tools – including Business Link, Enterprise Insight, and access to finance funds. Information about these is contained in the following pages.
Business owners and potential entrepreneurs owners seeking a wider range of business advice should refer to their local Business Link (0845 600 9 006) to speak to a Business Link adviser. Additionally, extensive information is available on the Business Link website www.businesslink.gov.uk which brings together information from over 50 departments and agencies. The web site will help you address your business needs through information, on-line tools and referrals to your next steps.