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Being your own boss

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Welcome to, the online business community for enterprising Scottish women. Here you’ll find all the information you need, whether you’re just thinking about starting a business or have already taken the plunge.
Information for small business and home business research. Hundreds of factsheets to help you find out more about a business idea, issue or research a specific market.
     Enterprise Quest
Tips, ideas and know-how for small business and home-based business owners. Free weekly coaching bulletin for anyone setting up or running a small business.
     Walker Hall Associates
Start up support and advice to individuals thinking about setting up a business or who have just gone through the process. The service and the training are free of charge as it is funded by Business Link.
     BOSS Links. Business Online Support Service
Business Advice, Business Support, Business Plans, Enterprise. Government Assistance, Taxing, E-Businesses. Copyright, Useful links for businesses and the self employed.
     Your People Manager
New Online Service For Small Business Managers is a new online service from Investors in People UK, aimed at helping the managers of small businesses deal with the everyday questions, issues and problems of managing staff.
Free and impartial information and advice for anyone considering starting or franchising their business in the North East. Site also includes opportunities in the region, help from your local Business Link, and case studies of local franchisees.
     The Small Business Start-Up Workbook
Written by Cheryl Rickman. Foreword by Dame Anita Roddick. The Small Business Start-Up Workbook provides guidance, advice, excercises, checklists and tips from the likes of Rachel Elnaugh, Anita Roddick, Julie Meyer and Simon Woodroffe.
     The Big Small Business Initiative
The Big Small Business Initiative has been set up to help you make the most of your time by providing you with FREE advice and support, and aims to strengthen your opportunities for success and growth.
     Small Business Service
Business Link is a national service that provides help and advice on all aspects of setting up and running a business.
     Small Biz UK
Information and advice for small businesses with big ideas or those thinking of starting up in business.
     Prowess Ltd
Prowess is a network of organisations and individuals who support the growth of women's business ownership. Our work encompasses raising awareness, sharing of best practice, advocacy and information.
     National Federation of Enterprise Agencies
NFEA is a network of independent, but not for profit, Local Enterprise Agencies committed to responding to the needs of small and growing businesses by providing an appropriate range of quality services.
     Business Link
Helpful information and advice for both men & women starting up and currently running a business.
     Start Ups
A very informative website dedicated to starting your own business. Includes raising finance, franchises, free advice, working from home, a forum and much much more.