Business Links

“If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy?”

Ralph Emerson

Useful Links For Your Own Business
  • ACT (site currently under construction) has been helping the self-employed – and those entering self employment – for well over 20 Years in South Devon. On this site you can find details of training, advice and support which is available, current programmes of events and free tips which are constantly updated.
  • ACAS Considering employing someone? Then go to this UK government site and find out how to do it properly. Includes outline statement of employment which you can adapt for your business.
  • Arts Based Business stacks of information,sourcing arts grants and fact sheets on running an arts based business, setting up an exhibition, etc.
  • Ask Cedric the national one-stop web site for all your Trading Standards business related information.
  • Better Payment Get paid in other words! UK site with tips and downloadable reminder letters so you can chase up late payers.
  • Book-keeping System Need a simple to use and understand book-keeping system? Then this is the publisher for you!
  • Business Incubation Business incubation projects, and help for small businesses.
  • Businesses For Sale Some sites say exactly what they do in their name – and this is one of them. Looking to buy a business? This is the site for you.
  • Business Services UK provide a host of business services to the UK market. Their team of consultants are qualified in: Financial Services, Business Strategy and Internet Marketing
  • Business Town Excellent U S based Web directory for business ideas and information. Links to resources and tips.
  • Business Web Site Need a competitively priced web site for your business. Full Content Management System and top class support.
  • Buy a Business? Looking to buy an existing business? Then check out Daltons – long established UK source of businesses for sale.
  • Companies House Information about setting up a limited company and a search section to check on business names.
  • Company Formations Form your new company quickly online with Wisteria Formations.
  • Company Formation US provides incorporation services in all 50 states for just $69.00 plus state fees. Also offers advice on starting up in the US.
  • Data Protection be careful you may need to be registered. Check out the guidelines.
  • Debtwarning.com specialises in providing online business credit information to small & medium sized businesses and individuals in the UK.
  • Department of Trade and Industry – the main site for this U K government department, links to other government sites.
  • Digital Youth Enterprise Helping to inspire young people born into this digital generation through enterprise
  • Enterprise Agencies a network of independent, but not for profit, Local Enterprise Agencies targeting pre-start, start-up and micro businesses and assisting in building their ability to survive, to sustain themselves and to grow. Check out which one is near you.
  • Exhibitions Some sites say exactly what they do in their name – and exhibitions. co.uk is one.
  • The Franchise Shop Low Cost Franchise Opportunities For Sale. Franchise opportunities directory for the UK and Ireland, offering the best franchises available and resources to help you with choosing the right franchise.
  • Freelance jobs and freelance projects. Online marketplace for professionals and employers to source projects
  • GoJobsite not sure you want to go self-employed? Search jobs UK & Europe -wide. Register for Jobs by Email and award-winning careers, employment and recruitment services from GoJobsite. With over 100,000 jobs advertised from 35 industries in the last month alone, you could find your ideal job in seconds
  • Grants Comprehensive grant information for the UK & Ireland.Covering European, national government and lottery funding plus regional and local funding.
  • Health and Safety What obligations do you face when starting out with regard to health and safety. Preventing accidents and ill health for you and your employees make both common and legal sense.
  • Inland Revenue not a favourite subject! Good info for the start-ups and now covers National Insurance contributions. For the UK Inland Revenue Start Up Booklet (needs Adobe Acrobat) Click Here
  • UK Tax Guides UK Government-backed site with answers to your tax questions.
  • Intellectual Property UK Government-backed site with answers to your questions and all the resources you need to find your way through the IP jungle of Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trade Marks.
  • Instant Search Business information on U K and international company reports, credit ratings also provided.
  • Life Shift Need inspiration? Whether you’re an experienced entrepreneur, contemplating a new direction, or somewhere in between, The LifeShift Programme provides on-going support in the most cost-effective way.
  • MyOwnBusiness U.S based site with plenty of good resources – recommended for U.S. start ups.
  • NESTA – no, not the character from the Adam’s family. Independent organisation with help and resources to get that “better mouse trap” invention up and running.
  • No Worries Professional contractor living and working in the UK, looking for accounting companies that provide flexible, tailored accountancy services? At No Worries their accountants can assist you with this, IR35 & limited company formations.
  • Open Gov Links to U K on-line government sources of information.
  • PRIME national organisation dedicated to helping people aged over 50 set up in business. Loans may be available for the over-50’to help them start a business.
  • The Prince’s Trust Assists 18 – 30 year olds into business, that are unemployed or under-employed, (part timers), without the means to start their own business.
  • Professional Contractors Group (PCG) was formed in May 1999 to lobby against the Government’s IR35 proposals. It has since evolved from being a single issue group, and its mission is to be recognised as the most effective organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of the freelance community – irrespective of industry focus.
  • Scavenger Access to 500 reports and guides to help research a business idea or market, write a business plan, start up a small business.
  • Star This site contains facts and figures about tourism in Britain.
  • Start in Business U.K. based site that helps people start up in business. Good tips, etc.
  • Thrivecraft is more than an ordinary life coaching practice.  It is a complete resource for life, business and spiritual development.  It is the craft of thriving.
  • Transitiontradition.com is an online resource directory for students or graduates interested in entering the creative industries of enterprise and an online publication featuring the work of emerging writers, illustrators and artists.
  • UK Wholesalers Directory directory of over 2300 UK Suppliers of a wide range of merchandise.