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Useful Links

Start-Ups

  • 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.

Business Information

  • www.lawsociety.org.uk – The Law Society is the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales.
  • 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.

Government

  • www.direct.gov.uk – This site aims to tell you “everything” about the UK government.
  • www.hmrc.gov.uk – Advice for small businesses and those going self-employed. It’s surprisingly helpful and full of useful information.
  • www.companies-house.gov.uk – This provides information for limited companies, including name searches and basic company information.
  • www.bis.gov.uk – The Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

Search Engines

www.yahoo.co.uk – A very popular search engine.

Business News

  • www.ft.com – Up to the minute news, information and analysis.

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