Useful Links

Business is Great

Business is Great is a service from the Government providing support, advice and inspiration to help entrepreneurs grow their business in England.

 

Business in the Community

Business in the Community runs a number of enterprise programmes helping SMEs to grow and create jobs. If you are a social enterprise, arc can help you get access to premises, training and expert business support, while the Access the Buyer events will introduce you to procurement specialists from large corporates.

 

The British Library

The Business and IP Centre at The British Library regularly holds useful workshops and seminars for entrepreneurs.

 

Business Wales

For residents living in Wales, this organisation provides business support to people starting, running and growing a business. Support includes information, advice and guidance delivered online, over the phone through the Business Wales Helpline,and face to face through the Business Wales centres.

 

Business Gateway (Scotland)

Business Gateway in Scotland offers professional resources and support to help entrepreneurs of all ages start businesses, including workshops, events, news and advice.

 

Mentoring

If you are looking for a mentor to help you with your business, Mentorsme is an online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises looking for mentoring services.

Other mentoring websites include Horsesmouth and the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.

 

HMRC

HMRC ensures the correct tax is paid at the right time, whether this relates to payment of taxes received by the department or entitlement to benefits paid. They also give advice and guidance on subjects such as tax, Inland Revenue, expenses and salaries.

 

Local Enterprise Partnerships

Local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) are voluntary partnerships between local authorities and businesses to help determine local economic priorities and lead economic growth and job creation within the local area. There are 39 LEPs serving different areas across the UK, where you might be able to source some help for your enterprise.

 

Start Up Britain

StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading business people to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.

 

Barclays: business seminars and Connector microsite

Barclays supports small businesses in a number of way. They have regular business seminars to provide inspiration, valuable advice and insight to help your business flourish. Barclays also has a robust website - Connector - which enables you to connect with a like-minded business community  to find knowledge, customers and opportunities to grow your business

 

Digital Business Academy

The Government-backed Digital Business Academy scheme, provides small businesses with access to free support to start and grow digital businesses. The academy has been developed by Tech City UK, with the aim of giving business skills to succeed in a digital world.

 

PRIME Cymru

If you live in Wales, you can access PRIME Cyrmru providing resources for the over 50s to return to employment or start a business.

 

 

Finding Finance

Finding Finance is a service provided by the Community Development Finance Association. CDFIs are non-profit organisations that lend money to individuals, businesses, social enterprises and charities who can use the money to help and develop their local community. The Government also has a useful webpage helping you find finance and support for your business

 

Redundancy Services

Redundancy services is a free resource for people that are facing redundancy. It is designed to offer practical help and ideas to move forward after redundancy. They don’t treat your redundancy as a full stop. It’s a starting point and more often than not a springboard to bigger and better things. They detail the essential facts about redundancy but also signpost to skilled people, companies and organisations that can help.