Colston Office Centre

freely available business information

How would you like to help your business grow?

These are just some of the resources I have come across - from thought leaders, gurus and respected practitioners.


White papers, ebooks, etc

Business Essentials - British Library Business and IP Centre - What you need to know to run a business and where to find it

Website Redesign - White paper from Hubspot

Knock Knock - Seth Godin's Incomplete Guide to Building a Website that Works

7 Steps to Small Business Marketing Success - John Jantsch

Inbound Marketing Methodology - Five key steps for inbound marketing success from Tomorrow Peole

100 Inboumd Marketing Ideas - Hubspot

Beginners Guide to SEO - SEOMoz

SEO from the experts - Hubspot

Creating a Social Media Strategy - Vocus

Integrating social media and email marketing - Hubspot

A LinkedIn profile that will work for you - Phil Richards

The Perfect Press Release - Jane Lee, Dexterity

Effective Leadership from the Professional Coaching Alliance

How to make teams effective from the Professional Coaching Alliance

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)


Local Organisations

The Professional Coaching Allinace - articles, guides and ebooks

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

Business Link - Local Business Link Advisory Services closes 15/11/11, but online serv

ices 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

Sureteam - unravelling the complexity of health and safety


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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