Membership of Small Business Focus is just £50 a year.
All you have to do is fill in the membership form....
We're a proactive, not-for-profit organisation where membership is open to all organisations having less than 100 staff within the BANES area.
The B&NES ENTREPRENEURS’ CLUB, set up by Small Business Focus, aims to provide support to all micro and small businesses within the region, whether they are well-established, in the start-up phase or still at the “Big Idea” stage.
Free weekly meetings focus on the resources, skills and knowledge needed to run a small business efficiently, effectively and successfully. Each meeting also includes networking opportunities, plus free refreshments. The meetings take place on Tuesdays, from 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm at different inspirational venues.
For results please click on this link.
Advice on all aspects of employment law
Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (previously DTI)
National website for Business Link.
Register a new company, check out competitors, suppliers and companies, file accounts and much more.
Data Protection Registrar
Data protection - particularly important if you are doing business over the web, this site gives details of data protection requirements.
Food Standards Agency
For advice on all aspects of food hygiene and safety.
Health and Safety Executive
Information on health and safety in the workplace.
H M Revenue and Customs
All the VAT rules in one place, along with forms and publications. Includes facility for submitting electronic VAT returns.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Business Education and Support
e-learning package designed for people who have recently become self-employed or who are just thinking of becoming self-employed
Lawyers for Your Business
A network of 1200 solicitor firms in England and Wales, offering specialist advice to small and medium-sized businesses.
For guidelines on how to comply with environmental legislation.
Information on the regulations covering getting paid and paying on time
PRIME is the only national organisation dedicated to helping people aged over 50 to set up in business.
Are you aged 18-30, unemployed, living in England, have an idea for a business but can't raise all the cash you need from anywhere else? Prince's Trust could help you get up and running.
SETsquared is a joint venture between the Universities of Bristol, Bath and Southampton to help knowledge-based entrepreneurs in Southern England.
A one stop shop for consumer protection information in the UK.
UK Intellectual Property Office
Information on copyright, designs, patents and trademarks and how to protect them.