If you can't find what you are looking for on our website then here are some useful sites that could help you.
  • Start-Ups
  • Business Information
  • Government
  • Search Engines
  • Business News
  • Accountancy

  • 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.newbusiness.co.uk
    A comprehensive website dedicated to new businesses.

  • 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.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.

  • www.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.

  • www.hse.gov.uk
    Government health and safety advice.

  • www.statistics.gov.uk
    This is the site of the National Statistics Office. It's updated regularly.

Search engines

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

  • www.bbc.co.uk
    Find the latest news on the BBC's website.

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