Colston Office Centre

business resources

Below are a number of links to local and national resources providing a range of business support services, plus a variety of online resources offering help to business owners and managers.


Local Organisations

Business West - support, advice, events, networking and training for the region

Business Link - Local Business Link Advisory Services closes 15/11/11, but online services remain.

BRAVE - independent, not-for-profit helping entrepreneurs to run successful businesses in Bristol

BEN - membership and resource centre helping science and technology business

Bristol Media - supporting Bristol media and creative community with support, networking, events


National Organisations 

FSB - non-profit, campaigning pressure group; promoting and protecting interests of small businesses with advice, information and events


serving and supporting business leaders and raising professional standards worldwide; research, events, training, business hub

CBI - The voice of business; lobbying organisation both in UK and abroad

HMRC - help with tax, paye, vat, etc. and start-up advice

ACAS - aims to improve organisations and working life through better emplyment relations

HSE - advice, guidance and resources on all aspects of health and safety

startups - advice and resources for start-ups, whether first timers or serial entrepreneurs

startup nation - practical information to start and grow your own business

startup donut - reliable information and resources from the national Enterprise Network - advice and resource on all aspects of running a business

Free Software Directory - project of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)


Sites of Interest

Maverick Marketing - strategic and tactical marketing blog

The Full Blog - sounding off about marketing stuff

Copyblogger - online marketing and copywriting blog

{grow} - marketing, social media, humainty

Seth Godin - entrepreneur, author and thought leader

Windmill Networking - social media strategy for business and professionals

Chris Brogan - the future of business communication and social software technologies

Six Pixels of Separation - digital media and marketing - insights and provocations

Guy Kawasaki - entrepreneur, author and thought leader

John Jantsch - Duct Tape Marketing

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