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British Chambers of Commerce

The British Chambers of Commerce is a non-political, non-profit making organisation, owned and directed by its members, democratically accountable to individual businesses of all sizes and sectors throughout the UK. Support is provided on a local level, through individual local Chambers.

Business Link

Business Link is the Government's online resource for businesses. It contains essential information, support and services for business owners and managers, from start-ups through to large national enterprises. The site also has a number of useful online tools, calculators, and best practice case studies; and provides access to funding options, as well as wider support.

Business Takeaways

An online resource designed to educate, inspire and inform small business owners at various stages of their development.

Business Zone

This site acts as a business news content channel, delivering topical news, features and analysis.


Bytestart is a UK-wide business information portal which is independently run and operated by online specialists, providing guides and news for start-ups and SMEs.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) supports sustained growth and higher skills across the economy. From investing in skills to making markets more dynamic and reducing regulation, and from promoting trade to boosting innovation and helping people start and grow a business, the service helps drive economic growth.

Enterprise UK

Enterprise UK is a charity which aims to give people in the UK the confidence and ambition to be enterprising. The service promotes positive attitudes towards entrepreneurship, increased skills and access to international business networks.


This site points users to experts in the advancement of women in business. It works as a network providing resources and advice for female entrepreneurs and women working in organisations.

Green Grants Machine

This free access website is designed to help environmentally conscious businesses find appropriate funding to boost their business’s bottom line and become more environmentally friendly.


GrowthBusiness is an online resource for entrepreneurs and leaders of fast-growth enterprises. It offers practical information, insights and inspiration for established businesses which are achieving rapid expansion, helping them overcome obstacles to their growth and maximise their potential.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) e-learning

HMRC’s e-learning product is designed to help businesspeople work through a range of online courses at their own pace. The portal includes: how and when to inform HMRC upon starting self-employment; how keeping accurate business records will help businesspeople to claim expenses and tax allowances; and how and when to pay Income Tax and National Insurance contributions to HMRC.

This site provides valuable free business advice for entrepreneurs from starting a new business to flotation.

Prince’s Trust

Practical and financial support, primarily for young people aged 13-30 who wish to engage with entrepreneurism, assisting them to develop key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation.

Simply Business

Users of this site can compare business insurance including public liability, professional indemnity and landlord.

Advice for start up companies, guides and tips on starting a business, raising finance, government grants and loans, managing staff and related subjects.

Smarta is a business support and advice network for start-ups, small business owners and entrepreneurs, providing free practical guides, tools and video interviews.


Independent advice, tools and information for new businesses, start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK.

The Start Up Donut

The Start Up Donut is aimed at helping businesses to succeed by providing information, free resources, advice and tools that can save business owners time and money.

UK Business Angels Association

The UK Business Angels Association is the national trade association dedicated to promoting angel investing and supporting early stage investment in the UK. The Association works to create an ecosystem to help support the industry through bringing together angel networks, private investors, early stage funds and professional advisors.

UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment helps UK-based exporters succeed globally and assists overseas companies to bring high quality investment to the UK.

Venture Giant

Venture Giant is a UK business angel investment network and small business funding portal that matches serious and active business angel investors with entrepreneurs seeking investment capital and business funding to start-up their new venture or expand their existing business.