Updated 25th May 2017
Free E-Learning Packages - HMRC have some fantastic e-learning products for people starting in business. They cover everything you need to know about starting and running a business. You can work through this at your own pace.
Webinars - Webinars last less than an hour and you can either choose between a pre-recorded webinar available any time or a live and interactive webinar where you also get the opportunity to ask questions www.hmrc.gov.uk/webinars/self-employed.htm.
www.gov.uk/set-up-business - government guide
www.gov.uk/business-support-helpline - Business Support Helpline (formerly Business Link)
www.gov.uk/new-enterprise-allowance - if you are unemployed, see your Jobcentre Plus adviser for more details
www.thebfa.org - information about joining a franchise
www.socialenterprise.org.uk - offers support and advice on starting up a social enterprise
www.uk.coop - advice and guidance on setting up a co-operative
www.princes-trust.org.uk - offers support and business advice to unemployed people aged 18-30
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk - see Job Profiles for information on working for yourself
www.the-lep.com/for-business/business-start-ups - information and advice for businesses in the Leeds City Region
https://yorkmeansbusiness.co.uk/start-up -When you begin thinking about starting up a business there's a lot to consider.
www.bsyny.co.uk - business support for businesses in York and North Yorkshire
www.enterprisenorthyorkshire.co.uk - information and advice for business start-ups
www.chamberacornfund.com - advice and funding for businesses in the Hull and Humber area
www.sentra.co.uk - Sheffield Enterprise Agency, supporting local businesses
www.newentrepreneursfoundation.co.uk - 12 month programme for young entrepreneurs
www.shell-livewire.org - free online business and financial help