Useful Links

Here is a list of useful links that can help most businesses:

Accounts/Keeping Your Books:

Easy-to-use accounts package for those that don’t want to become an accountant in order to keep their accounts! (Free, 14-Day Trial, No Credit Card Required)

Essential Software for Small Businesses:


Chartered Institute of Marketing

Direct Marketing Association

Advertising Standards Authority


Public Relations:

Chartered Institute of Public Relations


Local Directories:

Thomson Local


The Phone Book

Wholesale Trade Directory People, Businesses & Places

Self Improvement from



Chartered Management Institute

Better Management


Small Business Advice:

Federation of Small Businesses

Business Support

British Chamber of Commerce

Forum of Private Business

Business In The Community (North West branch)


Debt Management:

National Debt Line

Pay On Time

Citizens’ Advice Bureau

The Complete Guide to Managing Your Finances in the 21st century


Data Protection:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Personnel & Training:


Learn Direct

National Voice For Lifelong Learning



Health & Safety:

Health & Safety Executive


Dispute Resolution:


Employment Tribunals

Centre For Effective Dispute Resolution



Commercial insurance broker, ABA Insurance Services Limited,

Manchester Domestic Electricians

Sharon’s Mobile Beauty Agency

Beauty therapist, Sonia Maud,

Builders’ Merchants, CSS (NW) Limited,

ML Caravan Servicing & Repairs

Office space provider, Bury Business Lodge,

Leadership Mastery, leadership skills for senior managers and directors,

IT support for small and medium-sized businesses, Smarter Technologies,

Oldham-based driving instructor, Ladybyrds Driving Academy,

Leeds-based bathroom installer and experienced plumber, Anthony Stewart Bathrooms,

Websites from only £5 per week! For business start-ups, small businesses, consultants, one-man bands, and tradesmen.


Useful Books For Business Owners:

Great Leaders Don’t Climb Smooth Mountains by John Keith Edington

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Everything You Need To Learn About Leadership You Can Learn From A Pineapple by John Keith Edington

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