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The following websites will provide you with a great deal of information. Of course, whilst I have every confidence in these sites, I cannot accept any responsibility for their content.Man looking for something

The Department of Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform pays for Business Link and their website is the first place you should visit if you are thinking of starting a business.

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have a lot of web space dedicated to small business, and you might want to look at their Start Up page and their Self Employment page. Of course, the VAT people have their own website.

A lot of people want to work from home. Try Enterprise Nation

The Prime Initiative is aimed at the over 50's who want to start their own business.

The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) works to transform the UK's capacity for innovation, so if you have a new invention, you might want to see what assistance is available.

If you have been unemployed for 6 months the Government has an Enterprise Allowance.

An organisation called Start Ups offers assistance.

If you are starting a new business that is concerned with food - look at the Food Standards Agency.

For starting, buying or expanding a business try Starting in Business.
If you want to buy into a franchise, have a look at The British Franchise Association and their Magazine. You might also look at Which Franchise.

The BBC offers some advice too!

This is Money has a lot of information, and lets you sign up for free weekly newsletter.

Want to start a business, but don't know what to start? Business Opportunities has a lot of ideas.

If you'd like to obtain a FREE copy of accounting software aimed at small business, see the TAS website.

Financial Institutions will all offer assistance.
Try: Barclays, NatWest, Lloyds TSB, HSBC

The oil company Shell offers a free service for those under 30 years of age - but anyone can have a look ...

More women enrol on Scola's Start Your Own Business course. Unsurprisingly, business women have their own web sites. Try Women Un-limited, Women in Business, Every Woman and Women at Work.

South London Business say they are the Voice of Business in South West London.

Chambers of Commerce exist to make a difference to your business. There is one in Sutton.

Start Your Own Business is a free newspaper that highlights all the help that is available in the area. Download your copy from SYOB.


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Created: February 2007
revised Augsut 2012

Grateful thanks to Chris for
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