Coronavirus: Business advisers to offer free services to small firms

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Recovery Advice for Business scheme will give small businesses access to free one-to-one advice with an expert adviser

Small businesses will be able to access this expert support to help them through the coronavirus pandemic and to prepare for long-term recovery.

Specialist advice areas
Thousands of expert advisers have already signed up to this scheme and advice offered will include bespoke, specialist assistance in key business area including:

  • accountancy
  • finance
  • legal
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • PR
  • social media
  • people and team building
  • recruitment
  • technology and digital tools

How do I access this support?
The scheme is open to small businesses and expert advisers throughout the UK.

Participating businesses can access Recovery Advice for Business on the Enterprise Nation platform.

You will then be asked questions on the ‘Make a Plan’ diagnostic tool. This will allow Enterprise Nation to assess and identify both the level and specific areas of support you need.

You will then be directed to a personalised dashboard where you will receive a detailed action plan which will include links to suggested tailored advice and relevant professional advisers willing to help.

Expert advisers offering help
Advisers will need to belong to a professional or trade body and hold valid Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) to join the platform and offer advice. They will then need their Trade Body Coupon Code, demonstrating their membership of a professional body, and the link to the Enterprise Nation adviser sign-up page.

This will enable advisers to sign up as part of the programme, for free membership, for the duration of the programme until the end of December 2020. It will also ensure that all advice is provided by appropriate expert advisers. You contact Enterprise Nation for more details by emailing

First published 10 July 2020