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Main UK Public Sector

Business Link sign post line: 0845 600 9006
British Standards Institute
Companies House 
Confederation of British Industry
Department of Trade And Industry
Data Protection / Freedom of Information - Information Commissioner's Office
Health and Safety Executive
HM Customs and Excise
Inland Revenue
Office of Fair Trading
Trading Standards
UK Acts of Parliament & Legislation
The full text of all new Public General Acts since 1988 are available via these Web Pages and updated regularly.
HM Customs and Excise uktradeinfo website
Authoritative and up to date knowledge on UK imports and exports.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Open.gov
A first entry point to UK public sector information on the internet.


Research & Business Information.

Business Fact Files from BBC News.

horsesmouth - From start-ups to FTSE 100 companies, online mentoring offers great benefits for business. Find and share knowledge in a safe, constructive environment with mentors from every background and business sector.

ideasfactory.com from Channel4.
Excellent website for anyone who wishes to get into the creative industries. This website can really open doors for you.


Chartered Institute of Patent Agents

The Biz
Based upon the television programme following the progress of 5 contestants all aiming in their quest to make it in business. The site also contains information from our business doctors.

Eazitrader.co.uk
Wholesaler/suppliers directory

Currency Converter by OANDA.com, The Currency Site.

The UN Statistics Division Common Database
The UN Common Database is the largest and most comprehensive global statistical database in the world. It covers all countries and areas and uses most major international data sources.

The London Gazette.
The London Gazette and its sister publications, the Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes, have a unique position in British publishing. They are official newspapers of the Crown.

Federation of Small Businesses

Multimap
Useful online map of the UK and many other countires of the World.

www.tie-uk.org
Through mentoring budding entrepreneurs TiE has helped create businesses worth more than $250 billion dollars - believed to be the world's most successful networking organization. TiE has more billionaire members than any other non-profit organisation in the world.

TelecomsAdvice.org.uk
An independent website for small businesses who need to know about using telecoms and the Internet

Hoover's Online
The UK base for Hoover's Online, the Web's most comprehensive source of company information. Much of Hoover's information is available for free, with coverage of more than 65,000 companies worldwide. The site includes company descriptions, key competitor and officer information, as well as financials on more than 14,000 public, private and international companies, including the entire FTSE 250. (Hoover's UK also features: Industry listings, Competitive information, News & Share prices )

Marches Farm Enterprise Partnership.
Helps farmers who want to diversify their farm business. Website visitors can access business planning advice and support.

EShopList.co.uk
Useful for online shopping. It lists and rates online retailers and offers independent reviews and opinions about each shop.

Property & Planning

The National Land Use Database ( NLUD ) is currently being compiled for the UK. This online resource offers planning information pooled from many, but not all, local authority planning departments of the UK.
Web Site: http://www.nlud.org.uk/

(UK) The Town and Country Planning (Use Class) Order 1987
Useful for understanding the standards used for classifiying building use.
E.g 'A3 Use' = Food and Drink, 'A1' = Shops.

LandLordZone.co.uk
On-line resource for UK Private Landlords, Tenants and Letting Agents.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
The SPAB compiles and publishes quarterly a list of historic buildings in need of repair or new use that are for sale or lease. These range from castles to cottages to churches to industrial buildings and prices from 10,000 to 10 million.

Mortgage Best Rate
Information on lending criteria for commercial financing.

Mortgage Home
Explanation of commenrcial mortgages.




Businesses For Sale

BizTransfer.co.uk
Our very own 'Businesses For Sale' classified listings.

Business Sale Report  
Independent listing of businesses for sale with turnovers of more than
£500k.  The site also publishes daily listings of business in receivership
and administration.  Membership of the site is by subscription only.

Business Positioning
Getting a business in shape to be sold as a valuable asset.

Employment issues.

Stakeholder Pensions Schemes
Information and advice and an interactive 'decision tree' for employers to find out if they need to provide access.

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
Commission for Racial Equality
Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
Equal Opportunities Commission
National Minimum Wage
New Deal
Time Off for Study or Training
Working Time Regulations

Finance and assistance.

Finance Broker
The British Venture Capital Association.
European Investment Bank
European Investment Fund
European Information Centres
Agricultural Development and Advisory Service (ADAS)

Assisting the young into business.

The Prince's Trust
Shell LiveWIRE
Shell LiveWIRE has helped thousands of 16-30 year olds to start and develop their own business. Their free help includes essential information on setting up a business as well as individual support and guidance from experienced business advisers.

They have a regular a competion, called the Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards, which offers 5 prizes of £1000 each month to innovative new businesses. They also offer The Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award with a prize of £10,000.

Travel

Travelers Currency CheatSheet by OANDA.com, The Currency Site.

bandbBritain.com
bandbbritain
UK's complete online bed and breakfast service

Workers Cooperatives.

Industrial Common Ownership Movement Limited

Public or Private Limited Companies.

Companies House.
An online company formations service.

Network Marketing / Direct Sales.

Kleeneze.
Start In MLM - A website dedicated to multi-level-marketing.

Internet software downloads.

.net magazine
The Free Site.
Lots of free stuff for your Internet site and business.

Accounting software.

Sage

Fun Stuff.

The Sheep Game.
One of the most entertaining uses of Flash.

Sailing - SmackDock.co.uk


The UN Statistics Division Common Database

The UN Common Database is the largest and most comprehensive global statistical database in the world. It covers all countries and areas and uses most major international data sources.

Paid-for subscription access. Free trial / evaluation available: [Click here]

El Salvador.

Setting up a business in: El Salvador

U.S.A

Business Opportunities Direct. Comprehensive directory of business opportunities with information on work at home and home-based businesses available throughout the USA.

MyOwnBusiness.org a nonprofit organization which offers a free, online, twelve-session course that provides the basic do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs.

Nevada Corporate Planners assist businesses incorporating in Nevada or forming a LLC by providing consultation services and forming corporations based upon tax and asset protection.
A wealth of knowledge for those starting a new entity, S corp, Corp or LLC in the State of Nevada can be found here.

Cut taxes significantly - detailed information for those businesses who already pay Nevada tax and wish to legally reduce their liability.

The Erie, Pennsylvania Web site Official Erie, Pa., USA website with 150+ pages on business, lifestyles, tourism, government, events, courtesy Erie Area Chamber for those considering relocation, expansion, investment or visiting region.
For business assistance information, click on Chamber of Commerce and also on Local Business.

Australia.

Xcelerator is Australia's only dedicated professional biotechnology incubator business located in the 'Biohub' of North Ryde, Sydney NSW. Xcelerator provides support to start-up companies working in the biotechnology sector.

Xcelerator provides an environment and infrastructure which is highly conducive to allowing start-up businesses to get on with the task of developing their new venture and growing rapidly.

We would be happy to talk with you. Xcelerator is now identifying opportunities which could be incubated both in and outside of our Sydney facility. If you think Xcelerator could help you please email us on info@xcelerator.com.au

Europe.

European Information Centres


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