|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.
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
people have their own website.
A lot of people want to work from home. Try
Prime Initiative is aimed at the over 50's who
want to start their own business.
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
You might also look at
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
Financial Institutions will all offer assistance.
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 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
Start Your Own Business is a free newspaper that highlights all the help that is available in the area. Download your copy from