Training

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/find-free-online-courses

  • Free online courses 

https://www.learningcurvegroup.co.uk/courses/learners 

  • Courses are only available for Tees valley at the moment 

https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk 

  • Government tool kits and training

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue%2C%C2%A0all 

  • lots of free online courses available 

https://www.dawnclarkson.co.uk 

  • Dawn offers different training and mentoring on business growth 

 

Accounting 

http://sjwbusiness.com 

  • Can help you manage your accounts and finance. 

https://www.xero.com/uk/resources/small-business-guides/ 

  • Accounting tips and help 

https://www.reed.co.uk/courses/free/accounting  

  • Offers a range of free accounting course 

https://www.clarksonsaccountants.co.uk

  • Accounting firm based in Yorkshire

 

Marketing

https://dalesprandmarketing.com 

  • Marketing and PR services 

https://www.purplecs.com 

  • Digital marketing agency 

https://www.cim.co.uk 

  • Marketing courses 

https://www.fletcherandlee.co.uk 

  • Advertising and marketing agency 

https://www.insideyorkshire.co.uk 

  • Weekly podcast about Yorkshire life 

Racemediaagency.com 

  • Media and communications agency

https://iamminkaofficial.wixsite.com/strong/digitalmum 

  • Influencer marketing and content creation 

 

Legal 

https://bhplaw.co.uk 

  • Law firm in the North East of England 

https://www.acas.org.uk/getting-legal-advice 

  • Doesn’t offer advice but provides different options 

 

Finance 

https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/finance-options/ 

  • Different financial options and help 

 

HR 

http://www.keystonebusiness.co.uk 

  • HR services for small businesses 

http://www.acas.org.uk 

  • HR help and advice 

https://www.cipd.co.uk 

  • Chartered HR association 
  • Can offer training and HR qualifications

 

Payroll

https://www.gov.uk/browse/employing-people/payroll 

  • Government payroll help 

https://community.hmrc.gov.uk/forums/customerforums/payepe 

  • Community forum for help on payroll 

See accounting section for more relevant information

 

Tax

https://www.gov.uk/tax-help

  • Government help on tax and relevant contact numbers 

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/tax/problems-with-tax/help-with-tax-problems/ 

  • Tax help and problems advice line

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/tax-and-national-insurance-when-youre-self-employed 

  • Help on sorting out tax when you are self employed 

 

Useful online business magazines 

https://www.growthbusiness.co.uk 

  • Provides updated business information and news articles.

https://smallbusiness.co.uk 

  • Useful information and news for small businesses.

http://elitebusinessmagazine.co.uk 

  • News articles and blogs for SMEs.

https://realbusiness.co.uk

  • Source of inspiration, education, and collaboration for the owners of fast-growing businesses, from startups to mid-market companies.

https://startups.co.uk 

  • Resources and help for new start up businesses including funding and growth help. 

https://www.insider.co.uk 

  • Information and resources about different sectors, markets and the economy. 

https://natwestbusinesshub.com 

  • Offers articles, toolkits and guidance for businesses. 

https://resources.lloydsbank.com/business-guides/starting-your-own-business/ 

  • Helpful in different areas on starting a business.

http://www.mentorsme.co.uk 

  • Free mentor help for SMEs