Useful Information

Please find below some links to useful information.

Business plan outline

Information on Local Authorities:

 

 

 

Broadband for Business:

Information on Trading Standards:

Fair Trading

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Safety

 

Buy with Confidence Scheme

HM Revenue and Customs
  • Self Employed Ready Reckoner tool (budgeting for your first self employed tax bill) – ready reckoner

 

 

 

 

Free to members of Essex Libraries

(Free to join, you just need to visit the library to obtain your library card)  http://www.essex.gov.uk/Libraries-Archives/Libraries/information/Pages/Business-information.aspx

COBRA Business Factsheets via link above

COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) is a comprehensive, practical and continually updated information resource for anyone looking to start a business, write a business or marketing plan, or conduct research into new markets and much more!  It includes:

  • Business Opportunity Profiles – essential information for people who want to increase knowledge about necessary qualifications and skills, legislation and basic trading issues. “Advice for beginners”.

  • Business Information Factsheets – essential information for customers who would like to set up a new business – everything about law, recruitment process, PR and advertising and how to write business plan.

  • UK Market Synopses – Basic information about markets in UK (consumer profiles, market trends and sources of market information)

  • Local Area Profiles – Business information providers in local areas who can help with legal or financial issues

  • Business Legal Library – Legislation relevant to different businesses

  • Sources of Business Information – Names and addresses of useful organisations when setting up new business.

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