New online service supports entrepreneurs and "UK plc"

Top Quote A new Business Link service is now live with over 200 online learning resources to support entrepreneurialism and business growth in the UK. In keeping with the spirit of championing UK business and talent, Brighton-based company Epic, has created the learning with its British team. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 29, 2011 - According to a recent survey, a quarter of the working population believes there are good opportunities to start up new businesses where they live, but a fear of failure could prevent one in three workers from starting up on their own. If this fear could be overcome, the UK economy could benefit from an injection of millions of pounds.

    These new insights have been revealed as the government launched Business Link's new online services.

    Business Link has partnered with Epic to create the 'My New Business' service. Epic produced a range of tools to create an online learning directory which includes more than 100 videos and 100 e-learning tutorials and tools. The resources cover everything new business owners need to know, from writing business plans, to completing tax returns, to reaching customers and making sales.

    Lars Hyland, who led the project for Epic comments, "Within UK companies, more and more learning is now delivered online. And when we're at home, the first place most of us look for information is on a website or a search engine. So it's a natural step for services like Business Link to expand its online offering. At Epic we're looking forward to supporting the entrepreneurs of today as they work to become the successful UK companies of tomorrow."

    Piers Harris from Business Link continues, "I'd like to thank the team at Epic for their hard work in successfully delivering the content for 'My New Business'. The high quality end product is testament to all the skill and hard work that has been put in to make this a success. I am extremely proud of what has been achieved and Epic should justifiably feel the same."

    Head of Production at Epic, Chris Tedd, adds "This was a challenging project where we had to deliver a large volume of high quality content within short timescales. Epic ensured success by putting in place a highly-experienced programme team to manage the complex stakeholder relationships and by ensuring the development team could smoothly scale-up to cope with peak delivery periods."

    The Business Link services are available now. It is all free and users can access any content, in any order and to build their own learning plans. The services can be accessed at

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