There are many free business resources available; we will try and include as many as possible to help you find the information required for your business.
Free Business Resources – Excel Accounting Templates
We have written several free Excel accounting templates to help your business with accounting procedures. These templates include; petty cash, bank reconciliation, cash receipts, stock control and balance sheet. We will be adding further templates in the future.
There are so many different banking options. For start-up businesses, there may be free banking charges for a year. Choosing the right bank that offers support and a good deal is essential. The quickest way to see different banking options is Money SuperMarket.
Forums – Business Resources
An excellent business forum is UK Business Forums – if you want to know anything about business, there is a vast wealth of knowledge from accountants to solicitors.
Free Business Directory.
Government Services has a lot of information and support for small businesses including; VAT, taxes, general business and payroll.
Human Resource Solutions offer lots of free advice for having employees. The website includes lots of free policy templates. When employing staff, the correct documentation must be in place.
Insurance for Small Business
Choosing the right business insurance can be a minefield, with so many different insurances available. Business Insurance advice offers a guide on the various insurances available.
- Intellectual Property Office for information on trademarks, patents and copyright.
- Need a solicitor – Search The Law Society
- Our Petty Cash template and other Excel bookkeeping templates.
- Pandle offers an entirely free version of its accounting software.
- Openoffice is a free alternative to Microsoft Office.
- AVG Anti Virus a free edition for personal use only.
If you are starting a new business there are lots of websites offering advice on where to start. For free advice take a look at Startups, they offer lots of business ideas and how to get started.
VAT and Taxation
For all your VAT and taxation issues, the HMRC website has all the information required.
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