Brexit: Your small business questions answered

Brexit: Your small business questions answered
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Thu 14th Jan 2021

With the UK's formal separation from the EU now completed, read the latest Brexit advice for small businesses and find out how to connect with experts who can help. We are keeping this post updated with the latest news and guidance.

Brexit Advice Service

Access the Enterprise Nation Brexit Advice Service for the latest guidance, connections to experts and the chance to ask questions.

Enterprise Nation posts:

These are key articles which we're keeping updated:

Advisers to connect with:

Members of the Enterprise Nation business adviser community are ready to help you with Brexit issues. Here are some examples:

Find more advisers here.

Government resources:

The government's main Brexit advice website is at

Key sections include advice on:

Answer questions to get personalised advice here.

The government is also running webinars:

The government has videos covering trading with the EU here.

Exporting and importing guides

The government has provided useful flow chart guides with step-by-step instructions for exporting and importing goods to and from the UK.

Product safety and markings changes

Businesses selling products to the EU need to comply with several changes. That includes using the new UKCA marking on packaging which replaces the CE mark for UK businesses selling businesses in Great Britain. The Office for Product Safety and Standards has published a guide with a summary of the changes.

Share your experiences and ask questions:

If you've got a Brexit experience to share or you have a specific question about the impact of the UK's EU exit on your business, we want to hear from you. We will use our government contracts to try and get you an answer.

We're also looking to share stories of small businesses dealing with Brexit on the Enterprise Nation blog and in the media.

If you'd like to tell us your experiences or ask a question, email Dan.

If you're a business adviser, please complete this short survey about the Brexit questions your clients are asking.

Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I have 18 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community and have strong connections to major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 50 events; from intimate meet-ups to conferences with an audience of hundreds including events for international brands like Facebook and Xero. I'm also a big fan of podcasts having hosted Enterprise Nation's Small Business Sessions as well as lots of online events including Facebook Live interviews, webinars and three live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography. I'm here to help. I'm volunteering free advice calls of up to an hour as part of the Recovery Advice for Business scheme, over the next 6 months. Please get in touch to see how I can help your business. 

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