A new guide offering businesses advice on sources of funding and investment has been published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The Business Finance Guide aims to help businesses find funding suitable for their individual circumstances and plans. It has been compiled by the ICAEW and the British Business Bank with contributions from 23 business and investment organisations including the British Chambers of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Enterprise Nation. The guide can be found at http://thebusinessfinanceguide.co.uk
The Thames Innovation Centre (TIC) offers a range of rooms suitable for meetings, staff training, recruitment, conferences and networking events, complemented by an onsite café, free parking and reception services. A special offer is currently available; make five or more meeting room bookings to receive a 25% discount on the total cost. Visit www.thamesinnovationcentre.com/meeting-space or contact the TIC on 020 8320 1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Resources recruitment is a free service which helps local businesses recruit the right people for their job vacancies. The service provides support with all aspects of recruitment, from the initial advertising of a vacancy to final short listing. The skills of candidates are matched to each client’s job specifications, there are no agency fees and interview facilities can also be provided. Call Resources recruitment, part of the London Borough of Bexley’s Resources plus department, on 020 3045 3800 if you have any questions. More details can be found at www.resourcesplus.org.uk/?page_id=13
Enterprise Nation has published a free e-book to help businesses make the most of the web. The ‘Go and Grow Online’ e-book covers essential areas including domain names, hosting, taking payment, complying with the law, search engine optimisation, analytics, helpful resources and much more. It aims to give early stage start-ups guidance on increasing sales, retaining customers and raising their profiles. Download the book at www.enterprisenation.com/blog/posts/free-ebook-19-ways-to-grow-your-business-online