Resources

Guide to serviced office services and how they can help your business

Business Centre Viewing Aid

 

Local Organisations

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

BRAVE - independent, not-for-profit, providing training, consultation and advice for pre-start, start-up and trading businesses in Bristol. Also provide managed office space and meeting rooms.

Science City Bristol - Another university collaboration, working together to make Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas even more widely known as a global hot-spot for science and technology skills and business.

BEN - the membership and resource centre of Science City Bristol, providing advice, support and networking in the science and technology community

SETsquared - a collaboration between several universities, including Bristol,  which partners in enterprise activities and collectively supports the growth and success of new business opportunities through spin-outs, licensing and incubation.

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

 

National Organisations

 Gov.UK - this is what replaced the Business Link site - the link takes you straight to the business and self-employment section.

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

IOD - 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 donut - reliable information and resources from the National Enterprise Network

smallbusiness.co.uk - 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