Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Start-up, growth and maturity, third edition

by Paul Burns

Links to selected websites

Website addresses change rapidly, so always be willing to also try a ‘Google’ search for what you require. The Regulations in the UK section of this website also contains hyperlink addresses that can offer help and advice.

Associations

Chambers of Commerce (UK)
www.britishchambers.org.uk

Federation of Small Business
www.fsb.org.uk

Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
www.isbe.org.uk
ISBE web-site contains the e-magazine Enterprise Matters
(www.isbe.uk/Enterprising%20Matters). This has some special editions featuring interesting topics. Current editions include: Spring 2009 – Gender and Entrepreneurship; Summer 2009 – High Growth; Spring 2010 – Internationalisation; Summer 2010 - Ethical Enterprise; Autumn 2010 – Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups.

Business plans
These sites provide free sample business plans, help and advice:
www.bplans.com
www.businessplanarchive.org
www.businessplans.org
www.morebusiness.com
www.teneric.co.uk

Conflict resolution
Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode
www.kilmann.com/conflict

Companies
Companies House
www.companieshouse.gov.uk

Creativity
Creativity Test
www.creax.com/csa

Creax
www.creax.net
The site with hyperlinks to other creativity web sites – an enormous resource.

Finance
Banking
www.fairinvestment.co.uk
Provides an independent comparison of business banking services.

British Venture Capital Association
www.bvca.co.uk

British Business Angels
www.bbaa.org.uk

Business Angels
www.venturesite.co.uk
A virtual network of business angels where investment opportunities can be posted.

European Venture Capital Association
www.evca.com

Venture capital funds in UK
www.growthbusiness.co.uk
This site provides a guide to UK venture capital funds.

Family business
The Institute for Family Business
www.ifb.org.uk
An independent, not-for-profit, politically neutral membership organisation.

Scottish Family Business Association
www.sfba.co.uk
Offers help and support, including details of strategy and information about registration.

Caladonian Family Business Centre
www.familybusinesscentre.com
Located in the Caladonian Business School, Scotland.

Family Business Magazine
www.familybusinessmagazine.com

BDO Centre for Family Business
www.bdo.co.uk

Help and advice
Business Link (UK)
www.businesslink.gov.uk
This website is full of practical information and advice about starting-up, finance, international trade, growing the business and buying or selling a business in the UK.

Prince’s Trust
www.princes-trust.org.uk
This site offers practical help and support and low interest loans to young entrepreneurs.

Shell-Livewire Young Entrepreneurs
www.shell-livewire.org
This site provides practical help and support for young entrepreneurs wishing to start their own business. It offers a free start-a-business toolkit and hosts an annual, national competition.

Small Business Guides and Tips
www.smallbusiness.co.uk
Advice, guides, tips on start-up and managing growth.

Information
The British Library Business & IP Centre
www.bl.uk/bipc
This site provides the most comprehensive business information resource in the UK. However, most resources can only be accessed by personal visit.

United States Small Business Association
www.sba.gov
US Government site full of practical information and advice as well as specimen business plans.

Insolvency
The Insolvency Service
www.insolvency.gov.uk

International trade and entrepreneurship
International Chamber of Commerce
www.iccwbo.org/
This is the ICC world business organisation web-site.

International Monetary Fund
www.imf.org
The IMF has a range of briefs on its web site

International Forum on Globalisation
www.ifg.org

Peterson Institute of International Economics
www.iie.org
This website contains numerous resources and links related to trade issues.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
www.unctad.org
UNCTAD publishes a World Investment Report annually. Highlights can be found on its website.

World Trade Organisation
www.wto.org

World Bank
www.worldbank.org

Safeguarding ideas
Internet Corporation for assigned Names and Numbers
www.icann.org

Intellectual Property Organisation (UK)
www.ipo.gov.uk

World Intellectual Property Organisation (UN)
www.wipo.int

Social enterprise and entrepreneurship
Ashoka Changemakers
www.changemakers.net
This is a website of resources for social entrepreneurship.

Business Link
www.businesslink.gov.uk
Probably the most useful website offering practical help and advice for the UK. Search for ‘social enterprise’.

Centre for Social Innovation
http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/
This is a Stanford Business School website.

Community Development Finance Association
www.cdfa.org.uk
For sources of finance for social enterprise.

Demos
www.demos.co.uk
This is a political ‘think-tank’.

Social Entrepreneurship Monitor
www.gemconsortium.org
The GEM website contains information on social entrepreneurship. Select country from the national teams drop-down in top right hand corner to find all ‘reports and publications.’

Social Enterprise Coalition
www.socialenterprise.org.uk
This is the UK national body for social enterprise.

Social Enterprise London
www.sel.org.uk/publications.aspx
This is another resources website.

Social Enterprise Magazine
www.socialenterpriselive.com

Social Enterprise Training and Support
www.setas.co.uk
This is another resources website.

The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs
www.socialent.org

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (UK)
www.sse.org.uk

Start-up
Business Link (UK)
www.businesslink.gov.uk
This website is full of practical information and advice about starting-up, finance, international trade, growing the business and buying or selling a business in the UK.

Shell-Livewire Young Entrepreneurs
www.shell-livewire.org
This site provides practical help and support for young entrepreneurs wishing to start their own business. It offers a free start-a-business toolkit and hosts an annual, national competition.

Start-up Magazine
www.startups.co.uk
A UK web based magazine for start-ups also offering information and advice

Teams
Belbin team role
www.belbin.com
Online testing, feedback and games.

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