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In England, publicly supported advisory services for small firms are organized primarily through the Business Link (BL) network. Based on the program theory underlying this business support services the authors develop four propositions and test these empirically using data from a new survey of over 3,000 English small firms. The empirical results provide a broad validation of the program theory underlying BL assistance for small firms in England during 2003, and more limited support for its effectiveness. More specifically, they find strong support for the value of BL operators maintaining a high profile as a way of boosting take-up.
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