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The Gov.UK website provides the information, advice and support needed to start, maintain and grow a business ( It provides information and advice to help customers make the most of their opportunities. For SMEs thinking about exporting goods to countries outside the EU or send them to another EU country visit

Business Link Helpline

Is still available and provides a quick response service to people with simple questions about starting or running a business. A specialist business advice service also forms part of the Helpline offer for businesses that are in need of additional assistance and support. If you are looking to start a business for the very first time, a new start-up or an existing business who wishes to improve and grow their operations, the service provided by the Business Link Helpline is there to support you. Tel: 0845 600 9006 (9.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday).

Last updated: 26 February 2013, by Business Link