Posted: Wed 26th Sep 2018
Enterprise Nation has today launched a comprehensive new Brexit Advice Service aimed at helping the UK's small firms plan for Brexit.
The service will deliver free Brexit impact assessments and advice to help even the smallest British companies identify the key challenges they may face and get ready for potential regulatory and financial change.
The new service also brings in the expertise of leading communications firm O2 Business and other organisations including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the Institute of Export, currency expert OFX and international distribution firm UPS.
The news comes after Enterprise Nation's warning last month that the British government was in danger of lagging behind other nations in offering support to its grass roots firms as the UK exits the EU.
Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation said: "As we inch ever closer to a no deal Brexit, it feels like time is rapidly running out for small firms to work out how leaving the EU might affect their business, any actions they need to be ready to take and costs they may have to bear as a consequence.
"While larger firms have already spent millions on preparation, smaller companies just haven't had the time or resources.
"Our Brexit Advice Service will go a long way to help them be prepared for all eventualities. The fact that we don't know the political detail can no longer be used as an excuse for not helping firms prepare. We need to roll up our sleeves and get on with it."
"Offering a glide-path to a successful Brexit will have the effect of minimising the impact and helping to increase confidence at a critical time."
The Brexit Advice Service offers diagnostic tools to help firms identify what areas of regulation they need to be prepared for, such as finance and funding, IT and web, HR, logistics, IP and legal and strategy then link them with advisers, articles and products that can help and prepare them for the post-Brexit period when more clarity emerges.
For example, O2 will be promoting its latest Business Essentials and Small Business Tariffs, offering calls and texts from UK to EU countries at no extra cost.