Information for small businesses
If you are setting up a small business, or indeed a small business already in existence, you may find the following information and sites of use.

Awareness and Understanding
  Access to a wide range of practical, jargon-free guides explaining how new technologies can be relevant to your business. Find out here about the Internet itself, e-mail, videoconferencing, and a host of other business applications.
Better Payment Practise
  The Better Payment Practice Group (BPPG) was formed in 1997 as a partnership between the public and private sectors. Its aim is to improve the payment culture of the UK business community and reduce the incidence of late payment of commercial debt. BPPG use the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 as a catalyst for change.

Businesslink

 

The National Network of Advice Centres for Businesses Great and Small. Your local business Link is Business Link Surrey Hub 50 Goldsworth Road Woking Surrey GU21 1LE, 0345-49-49-49, 01483-751676.

Buy IT
  BuyIT Guidelines for smaller firms offers A set of best practice notes to improve the way organisations specify, acquire and benefit from Information Systems.
Companies House
  Basic UK company information available online
e-centre UK
  The association for standards and practices in electronic trade. E-centre is the trading name of the Association for Standards and Practices in Electronic Trade - EAN UK Ltd, which was launched on 7th October 1998 on the merger of the Article Number Association and the Electronic Commerce Association. The Association has a vision for the future, a clear mission and firm objectives.
Enterprise Zone
  The Enterprise Zone is a gateway to business information for SMEs. It narrows down the mass of information available on the Internet to that which is the most relevant, providing a single point of access to useful information. Launched in 1997 by the DTI and supported by Business Links, it is operated by The Dialog Corporation plc
FSB
  The federation of small businesses. The Small Business Organisation for the UK
Information Society Initiative
  - All aspects of business use of information and communications technology and of government projects to help you get the best out of the technology available.
Small BizSearch
  A US site dedicated to small businesses - lots of ideas, discussion groups, etc.Bear in mind it is US but use the ideas!
The Small Company Information Bank
  Information, advice, contact details, tips, features and help for managers, investors and financiers interested in or involved with Small Companies and Businesses. The site owners claim whether you are an investor, managing director or someone starting up in business, all you need to know and all the contacts you require can be found in the small company information bank.  

 

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