Small Business Advice
Useful Contacts for Advice and Information
for Small and Medium Size Business in the UK
British Chambers of Commerce
Confederation of British Industry
Department of Trade and Industry
Federation of Small Businesses
Health and Safety Executive
HM Customs and Excise
Office of Fair Trading
Small business advice.org.uk
The Small Business Service
A useful membership and lobbying goup for small to medium enterprises. they offer local contacts, a legal advice service and professional information on many different types of businesses. Link
A free and independent source of information and advice for Entrepreneurs, Owner Managers, and the Self Employed, who are sarting or running a business with fewer than 10 staff based in England. Link
"The DTI promotes enterprise and innovation particularly by encouraging business start-ups, and increasing the capacity of business to grow, to invest, to develop skills, to adopt best practice, and to exploit opportunities abroad, recognising the development of the knowledge economy and taking account of regional differences".
Phew! Not a bad site at all though.
Click here to see many of the initiatives that the DTI and British Government currently operate.
All employers, including the self-employed have duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, to ensure their workplace is safe.
The HSE provides you with information and advice on improving health and safety in your business.They have a national contact centre (HSE Infoline) ready to take your enquiry. Link
If you run a small business in the United Kingdom or are thinking about starting one up - then this website is for you. Whatever stage your firm has reached, they have information and facilities that will help your firm to prosper and grow.
The Small Business Service is an agency of the UK Government. You can also get advice and information from their Contact Centre and network of local providers. Link