Useful Resources

Here are some useful links and resources which give a lot of useful advice and information to start-up businesses and SME’s:

Start up loans: How to apply for a Start Up Loan | Start Up Loans 

How to register a food business: https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/register-a-food-business Registering a food business

For advice on setting up a Ltd Company or C.I.C. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house

Health & Safety information including information on: writing a policy, appointing a competent person, reporting of accidents and illness, as well as risk assessments. https://www.hse.gov.uk/guidance/index.htm

Information Commissioners Office including useful information about trading online and understanding what you can and cannot do with data. https://ico.org.uk/

Information on the Recovery Loan Scheme – A new loan scheme to support access to finance for UK business as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/recovery-loan-scheme

Start Up Donut provides a lot of detailed information for start-up businesses and SME’s https://www.startupdonut.co.uk/

Information on Small Business Rate Relief https://www.torbay.gov.uk/business/business-rates/business-rate-reductions/small-business-rate-relief/

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