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Better Business Finance

Presents information and advice for small businesses seeking finance; from the British Bankers' Association and leading banks. bbftweets http://www.linkedin.com/company/better-business-finance

British Library Business and IP Centre

Features information about the British Library's services for entrepreneurs, including both online and face to face services. https://www.facebook.com/BusinessandIPCentre BIPC http://www.linkedin.com/groups/British-Library-UK-Entrepreneur-Network-995887

Business Debtline

Provides free, confidential debt advice to self employed people in England, Wales and Scotland. https://www.facebook.com/businessdebtline Biz_Debtline

Business in You

Offering information about this government scheme which aims to encourage people to set up their own businesses.

Business Link

Government organisation providing advice and support for new and growing small businesses. Includes details of services, resources, case studies and publications.

Business Matters

Offers subscription information and online content from this small business magazine. http://www.facebook.com/BusinessMatters bizmattersmag http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Business-Matters-magazine-2667767

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. https://www.facebook.com/TheBusinessShow thebusinessshow http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Business-Show-4156817

Bytestart

A portal for start-ups and SMEs, providing an extensive library of advice and information, news, and other resources.

Enterprise UK

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.

First Voice

Presents information about this small business magazine and its supplements, including subscription details and issues archive.

Flat Rate Scheme for Small Businesses

Details from HM Revenue and Customs of the flat rate VAT scheme available for small businesses.

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.

Fresh Business Thinking

Featuring news, advice and video tutorials from small businesses.

Growing Business

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.

The Guardian Small Business Network

An online community for small and medium business leaders with advice, tips and comment. GdnSmallBiz

Huddlebuy

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.

Inspiresme.co.uk

Provides business advice specifically for the SME and small business community in the UK.

Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Network for professionals involved in entrepreneurship education, support or research. Includes conference details plus many articles and research links.

Is4Profit

Offers a range of free business advice for small businesses. https://www.facebook.com/pages/is4profit-free-advice-for-small-business/123009464434066 is4profit

Made: The Entrepreneur Festival

Highlights this annual festival of entrepreneurial spirit and endeavour. http://www.facebook.com/MADEFestival madefestival http://www.linkedin.com/groups/MADE-Entrepreneur-Festival-4014239

Marketing Donut

Offering a range of marketing advice for small businesses.

New Business Data Company

Provides a variety of data on startups and new businesses in the UK.

Office Genie

Allows small businesses, freelancers and start ups to search for office space by the desk.

Peoplefund.it

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.

The Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust (PSYBT)

Promotes and supports self-employment and business creation amongst young people; describes their regional programmes, with case histories, volunteer opportunities, and ways to support.

Prowess

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.

Safe Start Up

Provides simple information to help start up businesses ensure they are complying with health, safety and environmental regulations.

School for Start Ups

Provides business start up loans and runs a year round programme of entrepreneurship courses and workshops. https://www.facebook.com/s4startups dougrichard

Scottish Business Forums

Offering discussion forums for small-medium Scottish businesses. https://www.facebook.com/ScotBizNetwork scotbiznetwork

Scottish Family Business Association

Offers support to family run businesses in Scotland; includes case study and articles.

Scottish Institute for Enterprise

National organisation for promoting and supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship in Scotland's universities and colleges. https://www.facebook.com/scottishinstituteforenterprise _sie_

Shell Livewire

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.

SmallBusiness.co.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.

Starting Business

Advice information and resources for starting your own business.

StartUp Britain

National campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK. https://www.facebook.com/startupbritain StartUpBritain http://www.linkedin.com/in/startupbritain

Startup Direct

Delivery partner of the government's Start Up Loans Scheme; includes information on how to apply, plus case studies and success stories. https://www.facebook.com/startupdirect startup_direct

Startups.co.uk

Independent online resource for anyone starting and building a business. https://www.facebook.com/startupstowers startupstowers http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Startups-community-startups-small-business-3663105

Talk Business

Online magazine for entrepreneurs and small business owners. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Talk-Business-Magazine/124164044349623 talkbusinessmag

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.

Upfront Business Development

Combines in-depth marketing knowledge with long term experience of the entire business development process.

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.

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