www.gov.uk: Offers information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you're self employed or a sole trader.
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: The BERR's website provides a wide range of information for small businesses, consumers and employees. Contact: 0207 215 5000 or visit Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (This link will open in a new window)
Federation of Small Business: A national, non-party-political lobbying organisation with more than 155,000 members representing the self-employed and small businesses. Contact: 01403 734257 for services information, or visit fsb (This link will open in a new window).
National Federation of Sub-Postmasters: The Federation will enable post offices in selected areas to improve their services both as post offices and retail outlets. Contact: 01273 452324, or visit Federation of Sub-Postmasters (This link will open in a new window)
NetRegs: NetRegs provides free, clear guidance for different business types on how to comply with environmental legislation. You can receive regular updates on environmental legislation by signing up for free email alerts, use the online questionnaire to assess your environmental compliance, or find your nearest authorised waste contractor or recycling facility by using the online Waste Directory. Visit www.netregs.gov.uk
Enterprise First: The Enterprise First is a non-profit making company which provides free, independent and confidential advice to existing and intended small businesses in Surrey. Contact: 01252 319272 or visit Enterprise First (This link will open in a new window)
Surrey Chambers of Commerce: Surrey Chambers represents over 2,800 businesses in all sectors of the economy and of all sizes. It seeks to represent the interests and support the competitiveness and growth of all businesses in the Surrey community and region. Surrey Chambers offers members a variety of benefits including saving money, an annual networking programme of over 90 events and representation on policy changes at local regional, national and European government level. As an Accredited Chamber of Commerce, Surrey Chambers is part of the 135,000 businesses represented through the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) To find out more visit www.surrey-chambers.co.uk (This link will open in a new window), or call 01372 732565.
Surrey County Council: Visit the County's website Surrey County Council (This link will open in a new window) to find out about the services they provide - from roads to recycling, from tourism to trading standards and much more.
Surrey Learning+Skills Council: The Council covers the County of Surrey with a population of just over 1 million and is responsible for planning and funding of post 16 education and training. Information is also provided on staff training and management development courses in Surrey and the South East. Contact: 0870 900 6800 or visit Learning + Skills Council (This link will open in a new window)
The Princes' Trust: The Princes' Trust helps 18-30 year olds who are unemployed, under-employed or who have limited means to start up businesses. Grants of 1,500 per person or 3,000 for a group working together are available to meet the setting up costs of their own business, or low interest loans of up to 5,000. Ongoing training and support are provided once the business is set up. Contact: 0800 842 842 or visit Princes' Trust (This link will open in a new window).
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