Welcome to our Resources page.  If you need further information, please call us now on 020 8242 6271.  

Blogs on business and economics from BBC Business 
News, campaigns and more from the Dept for Business 
'In Business' audio magazine: listen now, podcasts, blog    
FT - the Financial Times
The Economist

Managers Pitstop - easy to use, lots of short video clips  
Mind Tools - loads of useful checklists and skills training 
Forum of Private Business - tools and inspiring videos
Business Model Generation - a fresh approach to business

Business Link - comprehensive 'how to' guidance   
Business Link for start-ups - more 'how to' guidance
The Start Up Donut - easy tools for business start-ups
The Marketing Donut - simple tools for marketing
e tools for learning and performance

Business Organisations

SFEDI - UK Standards Setting Body for Business Support and Business Enterprise

Institute of Directors - The number one organisation for directors

Manufacturing Advisory Service - For process improvement & growth

Engineering Innovation Network SW - Bringing academia and industry together

Networks to support innovation - a self described body 

Engineering Employers Federation - a useful trade body

British Retail Consortium - a useful trade body

Federation of Small Businesses - a useful members organisation

Institute for Family Business - a useful members organisation

The Prince of Wales's Initiative for Mature Enterprise - free support for startups

National Enterprise Network - for organisations committed to the support and development of enterprise

Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs - useful for mentors

Become an Enterprise Mentor - useful for aspiring mentors

UK Business Forums – on-line help forums for owners and managers of small businesses

British Chambers of Commerce - national body for medium sized businesses

Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce - local body for businesses

Salisbury and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Invest in Dorset - useful for business grants in Dorset

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership - economic strategy for Dorset

Swindon and Wilts LEP - economic strategy for Swindon & Wiltshire

Mentoring, Coaching, Training

National Business Mentoring Portal – links to mentoring organisations anywhere in the UK

National business and career mentor matching service - find your mentor

Mentor-net – UK South: high value, low cost business mentoring

DorMen - Dorset Business Mentors: high value, low cost business mentoring

Enterprise First - free confidential and impartial advice for start up and small businesses in Hampshire.

Start Up Britain - useful for startups


Transition Transformers - Our career transition coaching website

ICF - the first professional body set up to regulate the coaching industry

The Coaching and Mentoring Network - self described body

Career Transformation - powerful transformation metaphors

Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence - as used by Google [Video]

Personal development and Healing - powerful self help resources

Transformation and Healing - another powerful self help resources


Khan Academy - free world-class educational video tutorials and exercises

Open University on YouTube

Train to Gain – free advice and funding for training

Grants for Leadership and Management Training - a self described organisation    

Women In Business

The Female Entrepreneur Association - self described body

The Women's Business Forum 2012self described body


Apprentices For Business - a Southern UK non-profit organisation 

Social Enterprise

Foundation for Social Improvement - free training for small charities

Socially conscious entrepreneurs - Impact Hub global network

Resource for making a difference - global social innovation network

The new social enterprise bank - Big Society Capital social investment

Business in the Community - the Prince's responsible business network

Professional Organisations

The Design Council - self described body

British Standards Institute self described body

UK Accreditation Service - self described body

Companies House - for business registration, available domain names and much more

Intellectual Property Office - for checking TradeMarks, Copyright etc

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs - useful information on Tax

Strategic Planning Societyself described body

British Psychological Societyself described body

Institute of Leadership and Managementself described body

Association of British Insurersself described body


British Banking Associationbanking and financial services sector

Better Business Finance - Practical help when looking for finance

Fredericks Foundation - MIcro loans for startups and small business

Innovate UK - Technology grants