Helpful Information


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9-linksJob Centre Plus have a  New Enterprise allowance for those considering starting their own business … click the icon.


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HMRC have much useful information and guidance from Government on starting, registering for tax for running your own business … click the icon


If you are self employed and are thinking of closing your business JC+ can help HERE.  To stop being self employed click HERE or to start a job seekers claim click HERE.


If you are running a business from home we can help – goto our dedicated web pages at http://www.homebasedkent.biz for more details.


Carrying out an employer risk assessment user guide:  http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg226.pdf


A useful site for comparing insurance alternatives for home based businesses etc: http://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/insurance/home-based-worker/


Working mum from home?  Mums Mean Business are very excited to launch our new business networking meetings designed to complement rather than complicate the busy schedules (or balancing acts!) of working mums.  It also contains useful help and information: http://mumsmeanbusiness.net/


Entrepreneurs throughout the world are working hard towards creating successful tech businesses. Now tech and gaming entrepreneurs can now apply for the 12 week Microsoft London Accelerator programme to get one to one mentoring, courses are held in Shoreditch.  Apply here: Microsoft Tech Training


Need help with accounts?  Here is a online accounts company for all your needs :  Boox 


Following on from discussions with our partners at the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) they have recently set up a new resources section on their website which links to a range of advice and guidance supplied by HMRC.  A link to this can be found here: iab.org.uk/hmrc/


HMRC also have further resources on their site specifically for those starting up in business.  Please see hmrc.gov.uk/startingup/


If you need help with bookkeeping the IAB has a list of their members in practice in the find a bookkeeper section of their site at iab.org.uk/find-bookkeeper/


This site shows results from a survey of thousands of UK small and medium sized businesses, who were asked about their experience of the banks they use. It is free to use and you don’t need to sign up for anything. The site is independent of any bank and you won’t be sold anything as a result of visiting. The site will be updated with new survey data every six months.  Business Banking Insight


ip-businessBusinesses create and use intellectual property all the time, perhaps without realising it. The Intellectual Property Office promotes innovation and growth by offering a vibrant programme of activities and informed advice and support to business. Intellectual Property Office


dpstartupzonelogoDiscovery Park near Sandwich, Kent has a new Start Up Zone available to hire, prices are from £150 PM. Fast Broadband included.  More details Here


Thought of trading more overseas?  UKTI have put together a really useful page full of help and links – to get support Here


BBCThe BBC have a really useful Business and Entrepreneur Help page which can be viewed Here


header_logo_2016.pngWright Hassall is a top-ranked firm of solicitors based in Warwickshire. They have produced an excellent guide to starting a business which can be found Here