Better Business Finance
Presents information and advice for small businesses seeking finance; from the British Bankers' Association and leading banks.
Provides free, confidential debt advice to self employed people in England, Wales and Scotland.
Business in You
Offering information about this government scheme which aims to encourage people to set up their own businesses.
Government organisation providing advice and support for new and growing small businesses. Includes details of services, resources, case studies and publications.
Offers subscription information and online content from this small business magazine.
Business Mentoring Scotland
A partnership between Scottish Chambers of Commerce and Scottish Enterprise providing support and advice for new and ambitious businesses; includes case studies and testimonials.
The Business Start Up Show
Features information and ticketing for this annual show and exhibition on the topic of business startups.
A portal for start-ups and SMEs, providing an extensive library of advice and information, news, and other resources.
Charity which aims to encourage entrepreneurial talent in the UK. Features news and details of different programmes and initiatives.
Federation of Small Businesses
Representing the interests of small businesses across the UK. Includes details of membership benefits plus listings of local events, a discussion forum and information about the British Small Business Champions awards.
Presents information about this small business magazine and its supplements, including subscription details and issues archive.
Forum of Private Business
Non profit organisation offering small business advice and support services, for a fee. Includes detailed information on membership benefits plus articles and lists of events.
Portal for entrepreneurs, including advice, columnists and event listings.
Growing Business Awards
Established and prestigious annual awards in recognition of SME and entrepreneurial success in the UK.
Membership scheme which offers daily cut price deals for startups and entrepreneurs.
In a Fishbowl
Initiative which follows three fledgling businesses, live, as they face the challenges every new start up must face.
Offers a range of free business advice for small businesses.
Allows small businesses, freelancers and start ups to search for office space by the desk.
An online resource for charities, arts organisations and projects, and entrepreneurs to raise financial backing through crowdsourcing; describes the project and how it works, with a listing of current proposals and progress.
Prime Business Club
Provides free information, events and training to help people start their own business or become self-employed. Includes articles, calculators and loan guidance notes.
Offering conference information, publications, FAQ and news from this association of groups supporting women in growing and running businesses.
Ready for Business
Offers information on these business start up programmes, supported by Barclays.
School for Start Ups
Provides business start up loans and runs a year round programme of entrepreneurship courses and workshops.
Lively community for young entrepreneurs between 16 and 30. Includes many social networking features, extensive business guides and information on monthly grant awards and annual competitions.
Small Business Commissioner
Independent public body which provides advice and dispute resolution services to small businesses of all kinds.
Small Business UK
Non profit site providing information on how to start and develop a new business in the UK.
Guides and tips on starting a business, raising finance, sales and marketing, franchising, managing staff, employment law, and business technology.
Start Up Britain
Government backed portal for those thinking of starting a business or wishing to grow an existing business. Contains tips, articles, advice and extensive links.
National campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.
Delivery partner of the government's Start Up Loans Scheme; includes information on how to apply, plus case studies and success stories.
Independent online resource for anyone starting and building a business.
Online magazine for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
This Is Money: Small Business
Presents advice, news and features of interest to small businesses in the UK; also offers a quote comparison service for various types of business finance.
Virgin Media Pioneers
Social networking site for start ups and young entrepreneurs. Includes videos and blogs.
West of Scotland Loan Fund (WSLF)
A consortium of twelve west of Scotland Local Authorities providing loan finance to new small to medium sized enterprises in the region; describes the scheme, with case studies and how to apply.