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We try to keep our eyes open for useful and interesting news stories and useful resources which could help if you are starting up or running a small business. Hopefully, this will save you the time and trouble!

However, if you know of something suitable we would be delighted to add it here completely free of charge. This could be an article, blog post, webiste, download, book, or any other resource which will be of use or interest to new business start-ups.

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Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them
Startup: Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them

Business owners face challenges every day. Here is a quick checklist of the some of the most common traps that you need to avoid.

Trade Mark Co-existence - what is it and will it work?
Law: Trade Mark Co-existence - what is it and will it work?

Picture the scene, you have spent days, weeks or even months choosing the perfect brand name and after a few clearance searches you discover, to your horror, that someone else has already registered a similar mark… is all lost? Must you go back to the drawing board? Or is there a way in which you can still use the name?

Bookkeeping tips for start-ups and self employed
Accountancy: Bookkeeping tips for start-ups and self employed

When you are new to self-employment, you have a million and one things to do and normally bookkeeping isn't at the top of the list. Most new business owners are spending hours and hours of their time growing their new start-up and have little time to spare to keep up to date with all of the receipts and invoices.

Free Business Toolkit
Advice: Free Business Toolkit

Enterprise First is a not-for-profit enterprise agency dedicated to helping small businesses and they offer a free business toolkit containing a number of useful resources.

FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking
Networking: FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking

10 top tips put together by the FSB (Federation of Small Business). Easy to read and a downloadable PDF version is also available.

The Leap Of Faith: From Startup Founder To CEO
Start-ups: The Leap Of Faith: From Startup Founder To CEO

This feature on the Forbes website invited five entrepreneurs with the all important founder & CEO as their title, to share how they did it.

How to Use Pay-Per-Click to Help Grow Your Startup
Online Marketing: How to Use Pay-Per-Click to Help Grow Your Startup

A very useful introduction to pay-per-click advertising. This is ideal if you are keen to quietly find out more without being exposed to a pushy sales pitch.

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Invests in a Startup That Predicts Flight Delays.
Banking & Funding: JetBlue’s Venture Arm Invests in a Startup That Predicts Flight Delays.

If venture-backed startup Lumo has its way, more travelers will avoid flight cancellations thanks to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. No wonder that JetBlue, EasyJet, and other companies are interested.

How To Exit A Startup
Start-ups: How To Exit A Startup

This may sound like a strange article to promote on a startup site but, as they say, start with the end in mind!

IBM backs Australian startup to boost quantum computing network
Banking & Funding: IBM backs Australian startup to boost quantum computing network

A Sydney University startup is making exciting progress in the high-stakes race of quantum computing, and has become one of just eight startups worldwide to join IBM’s exclusive ‘Q Network’.

How to Start a Startup 10 Day Free Email Course
Start-ups: How to Start a Startup 10 Day Free Email Course

Looks like a great opportunity to receive free information which can only help your startup plans.

Business Start Up Show - Coming Soon!
Start-ups: Business Start Up Show - Coming Soon!

Europe’s leading event for starting or expanding a business takes place on 16th and 17th May at Excel, London.

Free Online Cost of StartUp Calculator
Startup: Free Online Cost of StartUp Calculator

Starting a new business can be an expensive business, whether it’s a coffee shop or a construction company. But it's hard to say exactly what the price might be - so use our calculator to build your own costs to see how much it might set you back.

Insurance For Startups - Free Factsheet
Insurance: Insurance For Startups - Free Factsheet

Make sure that you are aware of the different types of insurance that your business may require to comply with the law and to protect you from loss. Free Download. No registration required.

Networking For Startups Free Factsheet
Networking: Networking For Startups Free Factsheet

Free guide to getting the most out of business networking. Written by a serial networker, these hints and tips will ensure that you can enter the room with confidence and safe in the knowledge that you know what you are doing (even if it is your first time).

Free Marketing Plan Template
Marketing: Free Marketing Plan Template

You could spend every penny of your income (and more) on marketing but knowing where to get the best results is a bit of an art. Our free guide has been created by an experienced marketeer to help you overcome that challenge. Download now free of charge and without registration.

Free One Page Marketing Plan
Marketing: Free One Page Marketing Plan

This free factsheet provides you with a great way of thinking about your target market and how to reach them. It asks you the key questions which will help you determine your marketing strategy.

Start Your Own Business Powerpoint Presentation
Startup: Start Your Own Business Powerpoint Presentation

Something slightly different! This Powerpoint presentation is used for our startup workshops and compliments our business plan template.

Startup CD Contents
Startup: Startup CD Contents

Several years ago, we created a CD based upon our popular start-up map. You can now download the entire contents and enjoy this interactive experience. Navigate your way through the map and learn about each stage of the start-up 'journey'.

Free Survival Budget Planner
Planning: Free Survival Budget Planner

How much do you really need to pay your bills while your business takes shape? This free budget planner can be downloaded immediately and without registration

Start-Up Tip of the Day

Getting help is never a bad thing...

When you start a business its very encompassing and at times can overwhelm dont try and do it all and end up loosing that fire that made you start your business in the first place. Bring someone onboard who can help you with even the smallest of tasks and find a work life balance