Links

Business Link is a free, online business advice and guidance service.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) provides training and opportunities for people who want to use their creative and entrepreneurial skills to achieve social benefits.

School for Start-ups provides, information, advice and business training for entrepreneurs.

Start Up Britain offers a range of tips designed to make it easier for new companies and innovations to flourish and to encourage people who aspire to start new businesses to work for themselves.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) provides a wide range of advice, information and guidance to help non-profit organisations achieve the highest standards of practice and effectiveness in all areas of their work.

Funding Central is a free website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. It provides access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies.

Know how non-profit is the place for nonprofit people to learn and share what they have learnt with others.

Social Enterprise Coalition promotes best practice and advocates for social enterprise.

Investors in People (IIP) is a flexible standard which helps organisations transform their business performance.

Investors in People Interactive is IIP’s free business improvement tool, designed to guide you through development activities and help transform your performance.

National Occupational Standards aim to provide a clear description of what you need to know and what you need to be able to do to perform a job successfully. They can help with recruitment, performance monitoring, and training planning.

PQASSO is a straightforward, user-friendly quality assurance system intended to help you run your non-profit business more effectively and efficiently. It offers a flexible approach to quality which allows your organisation to work at its own pace.

The Big Picture is a quality improvement framework, written by and for the voluntary sector. It helps you to look at what you are doing and how you do it before making changes to improve quality.

New Philanthropy Capital is a consultancy and think tank dedicated to helping funders and charities achieve a greater impact.

My Cake Financial Management: The MyCake blog tells you about how to manage the financial side of your creative business simply and easily.  There are also tips on using the MyCake online toolkit for book-keeping and benchmarking.

 Mindtools provides a wide range of accessible tools to support individual development, whichever sector you work in.