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.
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.
In a Fishbowl
Initiative which follows three fledgling businesses, live, as they face the challenges every new start up must face.
Provides business advice specifically for the SME and small business community in the UK.
Offers a range of free business advice for small businesses.
Features advice and articles of interest to those starting up a new business.
Allows small businesses, freelancers and start ups to search for office space by the desk.
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.
Ready for Business
Offers information on these business start up programmes, supported by Barclays.
School for Creative Startups
Presents details of this social enterprise company, which aims to offer support to those with a creative business idea.
School for Start Ups
Provides business start up loans and runs a year round programme of entrepreneurship courses and workshops.
Small Business Commissioner
Independent public body which provides advice and dispute resolution services to small businesses of all kinds.
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.
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.
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.