Starting a new business? – Top 5 business resource websites

1 min Read Published: 17 Oct 2012

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

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

Teneric Business Plans

Good resource for business planning support together with templates and examples


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

- business networking

- negotiation

- staff appraisals

- team building


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

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.