Are you interested in setting up your own business or being freelance self-employed?
Check out the websites below for help and support.
Shell LiveWIRE - international programme providing free support and access to guidance, aimed at young people aged 18-30
Business Link - government online resource for businesses. Go to side-heading 'Starting up'.
Graduate Prospects - national careers website for students studying HE in the UK
BusinessWings – advice on ‘Starting a Business’ and buying businesses and franchises
Startups - online information resource
Funding search site and advice on making applications
NESTA - National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme - aged 18-30 and unemployed or working less than 16 hours weekly, to help you set up in business
National Enterprise Network - advice, training and mentoring for new and emerging businesses
Everything for the creative freelancer
BCC - British Chambers of Commerce for business advice, training, services and information
British Business Angels Association - investing in early-stage businesses
Which Franchise - leading website for franchise information and advice
Startups News for new businesses
Small Business and start-ups news
PRIME Business Club - for over 50s starting in business or self-employment