Useful links If you can’t find what you are looking for on our website then here are some useful sites that could help you. Start-Ups Business Information Government Search Engines Business News Start-ups www.startups.co.uk This is aimed at SMEs. It has a clear and simple design and combines news with practical advice. There’s plenty of practical advice in a no-nonsense style. www.livewire.shell Provides the latest information on how Shell Livewire assists people aged 16-30 who are looking to start their own business. www.princes-trust.org.uk An independent organization aiming to foster success in young people to start and develop their own businesses. Also hosts a national competition for start-ups to accelerate young business ideas. Free advice for 16 to 30-year-olds. www.newbusiness.co.uk A comprehensive website dedicated to new businesses. Business information www.britishchambers.org.uk This is the site of the British Chamber of Commerce, the national voice of local business providing a range of services including international trade, training and cost-effective commercial services. www.fsb.org.uk The Federation of Small Business is the leading political lobby for British small business. www.yell.com Home of the online version of the Yellow Pages. Search by keywords and browse by category. A hugely impressive site with massive investment. www.accountingweb.co.uk A website designed for the accountancy community providing accounting and taxation information. Government www.gov.uk This site aims to tell you “everything” about the UK government. beta.companieshouse.gov.uk This provides information for limited companies, including name searches and basic company information. www.hse.gov.uk Government health and safety advice. www.gov.uk/hmrc Advice from HMRC for small businesses and those going self-employed. It’s surprisingly helpful and full of useful information. www.gov.uk The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). www.statistics.gov.uk This is the site of the National Statistics Office. It’s updated regularly. Search engines www.google.co.uk The world’s most used search engine. www.yahoo.co.uk A very popular search engine. www.bing.co.uk Microsoft’s popular search engine. Business news www.ft.com Up to the minute news, information and analysis. www.bbc.co.uk Find the latest news on the BBC’s website.