Useful Links

Here are some links to some useful websites.

Business Information sites

Business Link - a really great site run by the Government providing useful information on all areas of business.

Federation of Small Business - the FSB is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.

British Chambers of Commerce - The BCC is the national body for a powerful and influential Network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK; a Network that directly serves not only its member businesses but the wider business community.

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce - the local Chamber covering the Thames Valley. We are a member and definitely recommend it.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - the Institute we are a member of which has lots of information on the accountancy profession.

Start Your Own Business - Free business advice and information for small businesses and new business start-ups.

Government sites

Companies House - this provides information for Limited Companies, including name searches and basic company information. You can also file your Annual Return and other forms online using their WebFiling service.

Direct Gov - information on public services and all branches of the goverment all in one place.

HMRC - advice for small businesses and those going self-employed on all things to do with Tax. It's surprisingly helpful and full of useful information.

HSE - Health and Safety made simple.

Other useful sites

Google, Bing and Yahoo - the biggest search engines to help you find all you need on the web.

BBC and FT - great news site with up-to-the-minute news, information and analysis.

Facebook and Twitter - love them or loathe them, can you afford to ignore these social media sites which are tipped to be the future for online marketing?

LinkedIn - the business version of Facebook for connecting with business professionals.

Xero - the world's easiest accounting system. We love it.


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