www.startups.co.uk – This is aimed at SMEs. It has a clear and simple design and combines news with practical advice. There’s plenty of practical advice in a no-nonsense style.
www.princes-trust.org.uk – An independent organisation aiming to foster success in young people to start and develop their own businesses. Also hosts a national competition for start-ups to accelerate young business ideas. Free advice for 16 to 30 year olds.
www.shell-livewire.org – Provides the latest information on how Shell Livewire assists people aged 16-30 who are looking to start their own business.
www.j4b.co.uk – Offers a simple 4-step grant search service. It has comprehensive, up-to-date information on business grants currently available in only a few seconds. It contains regional information on around 5,000 capital grants.
www.britishchambers.org.uk – This is the site of the British Chamber of Commerce, the national voice of local business providing a range of services including international trade, training and cost-effective commercial services.
www.fsb.org.uk – The Federation of Small Business is the leading political lobby for British small business.
www.yell.com – Home of the online version of the Yellow Pages. Search by keywords and browse by category. A hugely impressive site with massive investment.
www.accountingweb.co.uk – A website designed for the accountancy community providing accounting and taxation information.