Online Resources

There are several useful sources of online information and guidance to support you starting your new business, provided by a number of different partners. Some of these resources are listed below.

Startup Donut

Provided by the National Enterprise Network, the startup donut is a portal of information concerning all elements of starting a business. From ideas to sales and recruiting, this useful resource contains practical information across the spectrum of needs.

Visit the Startup Donut website (external link)

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Startups is a helpful website containing guidance on how to start a business as well as a forum for information exchange.

Visit the Startups website (external link)

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Great Business and GOV.UK

You are also able to access a range of information from Government created websites to support new businesses.

Great Business - information on how to write a plan and where to access support (external link)

GOV.UK - detailed information across a range of very specific points for start-ups to consider (external link)

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ICAEW Guides

The Institute for Chartered Accounts in England and Wales (ICAEW) has prepared five guides to support those looking to start new businesses. Guides include ‘first steps in business’, ‘start up finance’ and ‘sole trader or limited company?’

These guides can be found here on the ICAEW Business Advice Service website (external link)

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Entrepreneur Handbook

An information website providing expert advice and guidance on every aspect of starting and growing a business including sales, finance, marketing and much more.

Visit: Entrepreneur Handbook (external link)

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Page last updated:

June 28, 2021