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17 Oct 2012

Written by Liam

Over 30 years experience in financial services, residential lettings and property sales. Director of a leading national estate agency chain, until leaving in 2008 to pursue other commercial interests. Vast experience in new business development, business change, management development and business strategy.

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Starting a new business? – Top 5 business resource websites

If you are starting a new business it's important to arm yourself with as much information as possible before you take the plunge. There are plenty of useful websites that  provide invaluable help for new entrepreneurs and I have done some of the donkey work for you by selecting my Top 5 business resource websites.

Business Link

Government's online resource for businesses including topics such as:

- finance and grants

- taxation

- health and safety

- sales and marketing

- international trade

Comprehensive and easy to understand with links to useful external resources

www.businesslink.gov.uk

The Start Up Donut

Great site for new entrepreneurs containing the following topics:

- start up business ideas

- financing a business

- business law

- business planning

- business IT

Plenty of interesting articles and case studies

www.startupdonut.co.uk

Teneric Business Plans

Good resource for business planning support together with templates and examples

www.teneric.co.uk

Businessballs

A fun site with great resources for both business owners and managers alike, covers topics such as:

- business networking

- negotiation

- staff appraisals

- team building

www.businessballs.com

ukbusinessforums

A lively and interesting forum for discussing business issues. Ask for advice and receive feedback from new and experienced business owners.

www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk

I hope you find these resources useful for you business and please let me know  of any of your favourites that are not covered here.

 

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