This section provides a handy list of further reading and names and
addresses of organizations. The inclusion of any commercial organization
in this section is not to be taken as a recommendation. You must rely on
the usual precautions, for example taking up references.
Useful web sites
The Internet is a handy source of information, news and advice. Three sites
worth investigating are my company’s web sites, and Also have a look at: (funding) (business angels) (employment law) (tax and VAT) (accounting rules for small businesses) (government statistics) (government data) (UK legislation)
www.contracts (government contracts) (environmental regulations) (government
Directory web sites
Thomson Directories:
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Search engines (part of Yahoo!)
Web sites with businesses for sale
Business For Sale:
Dalton’s Weekly:
Nationwide Businesses:
Web sites with information about vacant premises
Web sites selling mailing lists
Networking sites
Search engine optimization and social media
Mobile computing
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Business support schemes (England) (Wales) (Scotland) (Northern Ireland) (knowledge transfer) (research and development) (knowledge transfer) (manufacturing) (exporting)
Access Northern Ireland, PO Box 1085, Belfast BT5 9BD. Tel: 028 9025
Accountant: to nd one, look in Yellow Pages under ‘Accountants’; or for a
list of members in your area, see separate entries for Association of Chartered
Certied Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Accounting Standards Board, part of the Financial Reporting Council. www.
Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn,
London WC1V 6QT. Tel: 020 7492 2222.
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS). Helpline (employ-
ment queries): 08457 47 47 47. Publications 08702 42 90 90. CP01 Disciplinary
and grievance procedures
Apprenticeships. Tel: 08000 150 600.
Association of British Insurers (ABI), 51 Gresham Street, London EC2V
7HQ. Tel: 020 7600 3333.
Association of Chartered Certied Accountants, 29 Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
London WC2A 3EE. Tel: 020 7059 5000.
Association of Colleges. Tel: 020 7034 9900.
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Association of Consulting Actuaries, St Clement’s House, 27–28Clement’s
Lane, London EC4N 7AE. Tel: 0203207 9380.
Association of Taxation Technicians, 1st Floor, Artillery House, 11–19
Artillery Row, London SW1P 1RT. Tel: 020 7340 0551.
Audit Bureau of Circulations, Saxon House, 211 High Street, Berkhamsted,
Hertfordshire HP4 1AD. Tel: 01442 870800.
Bankruptcy Association, FREEPOST LA1118, 4 Johnson Close, Lancaster
LA1 5BR. Tel: 01539 469474 (weekdays 10am–12.30pm).
Battery Compliance Scheme.
Better Payment Practice Campaign.
British Bankers’ Association (BBA), Publications Unit, Pinners Hall, 105–108
Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1EX. Tel: 020 7216 8800.
British Business Angels’ Association (BBAA), 100 Pall Mall, St James,
London SW1Y 5NQ. Tel: 020 7321 5669.
British Chambers of Commerce, Oak Tree Court, Binley Business
Park, Harry Weston Road, Coventry CV3 2UN. Tel: 024 7644 6615.
British Exporters’ Association, Broadway House, Tothill Street, London
SW1H 9NQ. Tel: 020 7222 5419.
British Franchise Association (BFA), Centurion Court, 85f Milton Park,
Abingdon OX14 4RY. Tel: 01235 820470.
British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA), 8th Floor, John Stow House,
18 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7JB. Consumer Helpline: 0870 950 1790.
British Library Business and Intellectual Property Enquiries, St Pancras, 96
Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Tel: 020 7412 7676. Document Supply:
Customer Services, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ. Tel:
01937 546060.
British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA), 1st Floor
North, Brettenham House, Lancaster Place, London WC2E 7EN. Tel: 020
7420 1800.
British Rate and Data (BRAD). Subscription sales, Tel: 020 7728 4315. www.

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