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Enterprise Nation has launched a dynamic new platform today, as part of its mission to become the UK’s leading provider of business support.

The £2m tech-enabled platform, built with support from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), will dramatically increase the enterprise support group’s reach and resources to deliver accessible advice, support, and acceleration on demand to the UK’s small business community.

The platform’s new features, which include a member dashboard that enables real-time peer-to-peer networking and feedback, a rated adviser marketplace and a business health check service, have been developed in response to research that a third of all firms don’t even know where to start to access support.

Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation, said: ‘We are committed to delivering a new, more dynamic way of providing business support to the five million small businesses that operate in the UK. Our intuitive new platform can identify areas of the business that need extra work, deliver instant access to relevant advisers via our network, unlimited access to a knowledge bank, and it also allows members to immerse themselves in industry insights, and up-to-date business news and analysis’.

‘Of course, we’ll still be offering good old-fashioned face-to-face networking and relevant sector-specific events, but for the first time, small firms will be able to talk to each other digitally, sharing their own experience in real-time via our secure system. Our vision is to build a platform that will ensure every small business in the UK can get access to world-leading support on demand in a form that’s convenient and affordable for them.

‘This is the future of business support’.

According to Enterprise Nation’s research, more than half of firms that take advice see a significant increase in profits, with more than a quarter putting the direct uplift in turnover between £6,000 and £20,000. Another 27 per cent said advice had added between £1,000 and £5,000 in turnover, with 75 per cent saying it had been ‘very useful’.

Small Business Minister Andrew Griffiths said: ‘Small businesses are the backbone of our economy – over 1,000 new businesses begin every day in Britain and our Industrial Strategy is ensuring they have the support they need to thrive. We’re working to ensure small firms can be as productive as they can be and it’s good to see more resources come online for the UK’s small business community to access’.

Beepurplers can sign up to the new Enterprise Nation platform!

The beepurple team is delighted to announce it has purchased 120 memberships to enable aspiring student and graduate entrepreneurs to access the new platform. The beepurple team will be in contact with regular service users, to inform them how they can sign up to the platform.

If you don’t hear from us, and you would like to sign up to the Enterprise Nation platform, please contact Luke Mitchell at beepurple@brighton.ac.uk.

About Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is a small business network and business support provider. Its aim is to help people turn their good ideas into great businesses – through expert advice, events, acceleration, diagnostics and networking. Enterprise Nation was founded in 2005 by Emma Jones MBE , also co-founder of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain. She is author of best-selling business books including Spare Room StartupWorking 5 to 9Go GlobalStart a Business for £99 and the StartUp KitGoing for Growth.  In 2016 she was announced as the Government’s Trade Ambassador. In 2017 the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) announced it was to collaborate with Enterprise Nation to start building a world-leading adviser platform.  In 2018, Richard Harpin, the entrepreneur behind global home emergency repair firm Homeserve, invested in the company as part of a drive to create a ‘more entrepreneurial Britain.’