Business Link (www.businesslink.gov.uk)
Support and advice for businesses in England .
0845 600 9006
Small Firms Loan Guarantee (www.sbs.gov.uk)
Government backed scheme guaranteeing loans for firms that are
having difficulty obtain finance.
0114 259 7308
Regional funding and development schemes.
020 7215 5000
Trade Partners UK (www.tradepartners.gov.uk)
Guidance for companies that are or intend to supply goods for export.
0207 215 5444/5
Employers Helpline (www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/employers)
Register as an employer and receive an employers starter pack
VAT (HM Customs and Excise).
Registering for VAT, advice and forms.
0845 010 9000
Health and Safety Executive.
Advice and information on health and safety issues.
0870 154 5500
Patent Office. (www.patent.gov.uk)
Advice on registering Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and design
rights. On-line search facility.
0845 950 0505
0870 872 9008
Office of Fair Trading. (www.oft.gov.uk)
Advice and registration for a consumer credit licence.
0845 722 4499
Finance & Accounting Services
National Business Angels Network.
The biggest portal to the UK informal investment market.
0207 329 2929
The Prince's Trust.
Advice and financial support for disadvantaged young people seeking
to start their own business.
0800 842 842
Shell LiveWIRE. (www.shell-livewire.org)
Information, advice and support for entrepreneurs aged under 30.
0845 757 3252
British Venture Capital Association.
Provides services to Investors and Entrepreneurs .
0207 025 2950
Association of Chartered Certified
Largest international accountancy body, with over 300,000 students
and members in 160 countries.
0207 396 7000
IT & Design
Advice and information on using technology in your business.
0845 715 2000
Guidance on the Data Protection Act.
01625 545 7450
ATT ( www.allthingstechnical.co.uk)
Be-spoke software, Internet solutions, Multimedia, Networks and
Telecommunications. Getting more from your business.
Judderdo ( www.judderdo.com)
Complete marketing, design & communications solutions for business
0800 093 5088
Trade Associations. (www.taforum.org)
Search for trade associations by industry sector.
Federation of Small Businesses.
Organisation representing the interests of smaller UK companies.
British Chambers of Commerce.
020 7654 5800
Institute of Directors. (www.iod.com)
Professional network that reaches into every corner of the business
0207 839 1233
National Federation of Enterprise
Network of independent local agencies providing a comprehensive
range of quality services.
Investors in People
Aimed at helping the managers of small businesses deal with the
everyday questions, issues and problems of managing staff
020 7961 0300
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