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You might be interested in the following business information

Business information - COBRA

The Complete Business Reference Adviser (COBRA) provides access to a wide range of business information for small and start-up businesses. To access this fantastic resource a username and password is needed, so please ask at your local Walsall library for more information.

Business information - Walsall Libraries Start Up Resource Centre

Walsall Libraries Start Up Resource Centre is a great place to start if you are thinking of setting up your own business. With practical information for your business you can learn about business planning, running a business and much more. You can access this brilliant resource from home. All you have to do is join your local Walsall library.

Company Information - Market IQ

Information on company accounts, activities, ownership and management for over 1.9 million UK companies and summary information for smaller businesses. Access is from Walsall Central Library only and a username and password is required. For more information please call us on 01922 653110

The Best of Walsall

The Best of Walsall lists companies that have been recommended by local people

Walsall Council Regeneration

Regeneration has a key role in developing and delivering a wide, diverse range of projects and activities that will help develop a new future for Walsall.

Walsall Trading Standards

Walsall Trading Standards protect the interests of local consumers and businesses, enforcing consumer protection legislation by inspecting business premises, ‘mystery shopping’ exercises, undertaking surveys and dealing with consumer complaints.

Information last updated 23 August 2016

National information

Companies House

If you’re starting up you’ll find information about your need to register your business, how to check if a name is available, when to file accounts, and lots more. All limited companies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House. 

Federation of Small Business

The main organisation for small business in the UK, the FSB promotes and protects the interests of the self-employed and small business owners within the UK. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. 

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust operates an Enterprise Programme providing money and support to help young people start up in business. The site also features an “A-Z of Young Businesses”, and a Business Finder. Useful resources and links. 

Setting up a business

Information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you’re self-employed or a sole trader. An essential starting point. 

Shell LiveWire

Established in 1982, the Shell LiveWIRE programme offers free online business advice and start-up awards of £1,000 and £10,000 funding to young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) in the UK. The site contains lots of useful tools and links, including how to write a business plan. Registration allows access to more resources. 

UK Intellectual Property Office 

Many entrepreneurs, inventors and businesses forget about their intellectual property. The Intellectual Property Office helps you get the right type of protection for your creation or invention, no matter how big or small, from trade marks to patents, designs to copyright.