The Forum of Private Business -
The co-ordinated strength of independent enterprise
A direct influence on laws and policies affecting your business.
Information on tap when you need it. User-friendly management tools
to help your business stay within the law.
Biz/ed UK - training resources
Run by the Institute for Learning & Research Technology, University
Business Bureau (UK)
Commercial site, aimed at helping small businesses to develop by
use of the Internet.
Business Owners Toolkit
US site, with sections on starting up, creating a business plan,
building a business etc.
US based. How to start up and run a small business.
EnterWeb - the Enterprise Development
Very useful information gateway
If you run a small business in the United Kingdom or you are thinking
about starting one up - then this website is for you.
ibd is a growing network of independent business professionals in the United Kingdom, the Benelux countries and Poland. We are dedicated to developing, supporting and representing the interests of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) throughout Europe, and further afield.
A Health Check from ibd for your business is a painless exercise that can identify inefficiencies and lost opportunities. An objective assessment by an experienced business Adviser could make a huge difference to your company - a greater understanding of the problem issues and underlying causes, and a prioritised action list of what needs to be fixed most urgently.
Efaze Limited - Limited Liability Company Formation Register
UK limited liability company formation
register providing company registration online. - www.efaze.com
Small Business Service
The Small Business Service (SBS) is an agency within the United
Kingdom's Government that champions the interests of small businesses.
Department for Trade and Industry
The Institute of Business Advisers
IBA is a non-profit making professional Institute of individual
Business Advisers, Counsellors, Mentors and Trainers who specialise
in helping small firms.
Monetary Policy Committee Meetings
The FCO is devoted to helping British companies develop their export
and investment potential abroad, and to attracting inward investment
to the UK.
The Enterprise Zone, the gateway to business information.
The Institute of Export.
European Information Service
The server of European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom.
Press releases; information, documentation on objectives, policies,
activities , institutions of the European Union.
British Venture Capital Association
The site explains what venture capital is, how to raise it, and
provides a directory of members etc.
"The place for bouncing back." A site dedicated to "supporting
individuals that have recently gone through or are going through
the experience of a startup failure."
Solving and Engineering Design (1999)
An online overview of a recent book by our Visiting Professor from
Michigan Technological University, Professor Ed Lumsdaine.
Confederation of British Industry
EU business news, European Union legislation, economy, finance,
EMU, euro data and statistics from Europe and the EU Institutions
: European Commission, Parliament , Council : EUbusiness
Tourism & Travel Services & Departments In Your Local Community
Business Opportunities Jobs About the Council Frequently Asked Questions
Partnership Sites Contact Us.
East Midlands Development Agency
Erewash Borough Council, providing local news, events, council services and
The Rutland On Line Web Portal and The Rutland Network (RutNet ISP) offer
unique information from the Council.
LeicesterLive is a new online information gateway for the City of Leicester.
Derbyshire County Council Online. News, background information and contact
details for Derbyshire and Derbyshire County
GOEM (Government Office for the East Midlands)
Derby city Council
UK national endowment, set up with £200m lottery money. Seeks to
help individuals achieve their potential creativityand innovation.
Nesta is willing to take risks but in return for a (moderate) stake.
Centre (Cardiff University)
Case studies of the impact of eCommerce in SMEs and descriptions
of current projects.
Trends Survey (CBI)
Analysis and results of the 1999 Survey gauging companies' perceptions
of and attitudes towards innovation.
Virtual Reality Applications Research Team VIRART Division of Manufacturing
Leading European venture capitalist group site, with information
on the areas of particular investment interest.
Acrotec.com - the
US Stock Market
Gateway screen to commentary/market analysis.
Online brokers with link to Reuters Investor (free)
US market - general & specific company financials, price charts,
company news and reports plus cash flow calculators.
Corporate Reports &
Free registration gives access to summary UK & US corporate
reports. Full reports are on subscription.
smart online: mining the internet for business intelligence
Magazine article provided through inc magazine site.
Comprehensive financial site, providing a broad range of market,
sector and company information.
By European Internet Network Inc. Also publishes similar for Central
European areas. News articles and relevant links.
From Datastream/ICV - stockmarket data, tools and reports.
UK based site, provides links to further stock market information
Lively UK market site. Market news, databases of UK plcs, units
and investments trusts, commentaries and extracts from other sites
e.g. Motley fool
Investment guide page of a US investment & merchant bank providing
ON24 - Broadcast Network for Investors
US Internet broadcast network for online investors. Free registration
to set up custom ticker symbol portfolio, for automatic selection
of 10 relevant & recent news stories.
Wise Buy (UK)
Highly rated personal investment guide site, some free, some on
Corporate Reports &
Acrotec.com - the
US Stock Market
US site. Need to register (free) Provides free unlimited access
to contents from >2400 journalistic sources. Claims to include
32m company profiles.