Direct Gov and Business Link were replaced by GOV.UK on 17 October 2012 .
GOV.UK is now the best place to find government services and business information and those websites have been switched off.
Some services and tools will still carry the branding of Business Link and Direct gov until they have been updated as part of the scheduled transition to GOV.UK
Buckinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has relaunched the Business Advice Service in Aylesbury town centre, with the support of Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking. Contact Customer Services on 01753 870 500, or email email@example.com for more information or visit www.thamesvalleychamber.co.uk
Buckinghamshire Business First's(BBF) aim is to help businesses thrive and grow, by creating a dynamic business environment in the "Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain". Membership is FREE and the benefits on offer include access to grants and funding, networking and events, meeting space, business advice, research, lobbying and more.
As a business based in Bucks you can access business advice and support free of charge.
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the community's leading voice of business, with about 200,000 businesses as members nationally. Its track record means the FSB is widely recognised as a can do organisation that works in partnership with government and other business groups. The South Bucks and Aylesbury Branch supports small businesses through local lobbying as well as organising branch events to encourage networking and knowledge sharing. It works closely with public sector economic development teams and organisations to deliver business growth.
For details on key business-related issues visit www.fsb.org.uk/business-issues/home
Institute of Directors IOD provides its members with business information, support and advice, business resources, access to director level networks, regional and national events, professional training and director development. The Buckinghamshire Branch has over 1300 members and aims to bring Buckinghamshire members together in entertaining and informative ways to enhance their business. For further information please telephone Terri Stubbings on 01494 718699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince's Trust aims to provide young people aged 18 - 30 explore business ideas and provides business planning support, mentoring and access to funding. For further information telephone 0207 543 1400 or email email@example.com
Shell Live Wire provides free online business advice and support to 18-30 year olds and includes discussion forums, business library, business kits and access to funding. For further information telephone 0845 757 3252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org