Starting a new business venture is no easy task. This is especially so for small business owners in the UK. Luckily, there are plenty of people who can help, and with the internet, that aid is now both accessible and affordable (and often, free). Here are five of the top web resources in the UK to consider when you take the plunge and start your own business.
Start Up Donut is a free website aimed at helping businesses succeed by providing reliable information and resources. These can save business owners time and money. It includes how-to guides, feature articles, checklists, expert Q&As, FAQs, case studies, video content and blogs.
As it says on the tin, startups.co.uk is a great resource for starting a new business in the UK. They provide free articles on getting a business off the ground. Making it sustainable with important financial and legal information for new business owners.
The Federation of Small Businesses is a UK-based federation that offers its members advice, financial expertise, support, and a voice in UK politics. Although there is a fee to join, the federation also has free resources on their website, including blogs and help guides.
StartUp Britain describes itself as a “national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. It harnesses the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading business people to unleash entrepreneurship across the UK.” It connects business owners to local supporters, provides online resources, and puts on events in tandem with their bus tour.
The British Library’s Business and IP Centre wants to help you start, run, and grow your business. Although it is physically based in London, you can access the Library’s mentorship programs, articles, and schedule of workshops and events from anywhere in the world.
Remember, though, that no number of internet how-tos alone will be able to keep your business afloat. And, running a company is more than a one-person job. – you’re going to need some help. However, we all know how hard it is to budget for staff, office space, and equipment when you’re just starting off with a fledgling business. So instead, consider finding a UK virtual assistant – you’ll get the help you need for fraction of the cost!
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If you are still unsure as to what business you want to start, take a look at the links below which show some great ideas for the future.