Useful links and resources
The below list gives an overview of other online resources available to support business growth.
If you're a potential entrepreneur or existing business owner based in Bath and North East Somerset, and are unsure where to start, you can take advantage of our free business support and advice service.
Another good place for information is the West of England's Growth Hub, which contains searchable listings of a huge range of business support products available to support businesses.
- Government website containing a raft of information on tax, finance, business rates, expenses and employee benefits - GOV.UK
- The national Business Support Helpline is 0800 998 1098
- Government website with advice and inspiration for growing businesses - Great Business
- Free Start Up Guides from the Government-backed Start-Up Loans company
- The Business Creation Membership package from the Federation of Small Businesses is perfect for pre-starts
- British Library's Business and Intellectual Property Centre, offering a set of online information and tools and free webinars - British Library
- National Social Enterprise support and funding advice - UnLtd
- A useful resource for finding local solicitors - Solicitors.com
- The Growth Hub website, a searchable listing of business support and advice on offer (both publicly funded and fee-based).
- Business West, offering several free advice programmes to businesses based in the West of England, including Intellectual Property clinics - Business West
- West of England website for inward investors - Invest in Bristol and Bath
- Regional organisation supporting Social Enterprises - Social Enterprise Works
Solicitors.com is a free search tool that enables you to find solicitors both in your location and the desired area of law. As well as offering acccess to their large directory, solicitors.com provides legal information and a free 'ask a solicitor a question' service.