The current economic climate makes it more important than ever for businesses to be able to access appropriate and targeted support. The major business support agencies have existing and new services that address some issues that businesses are experiencing. These aim to help businesses protect jobs and save organisations at risk.
These dedicated Economic Downturn pages will help you find support to keep your business on track.
Business Link offer a free health check to assess where your business is currently and looks at what needs to be done to move ahead (This tool can only highlight where your business could encounter difficulties. Its conclusion should be used as an indicator only and should be discussed with professional business advisers).
Business Link have also produced a mini-site for businesses, called 'Real help for businesses'.
Bury Council offer comprehensive help and support for businesses, including surviving the credit crunch.
If you identify and tackle any problems early, you will markedly increase the chances of your business surviving. The linked pages have some useful advice and sources of help.