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General Business Resources

Below are a range of links to general business advice and support services on the web.


If you have a particular business profile and would like specific links for your specialty or marketplace, just let the beans/SEC team know and we will research and add them for you.



Business Link:


This is the government's business information and advice space of choice. It contains a vast amount of excellent informaton and advice for the new and not so new business.


However, face to face support and interventions are becoming increasingly hard to find. That is why we think the local beans support group is so important.


StartUps - retail business:


'Retail covers everything from the tiny village shop where the owner knows every customer by name, to the giant department stores on London's Oxford Street. The industry ranges from shops you can walk into, to shops you can browse with a mouse and keyboard, with every market stall and mail order catalogue in between'.


Extract from the web site - a good resource of general advice for the new retailer.



Business Support - Norfok County Council:


The business pages of Norfolk County Council, perhaps not the best resource for the emergent, small local business - but  their pages do offer a good sign to the county economic temperature.


They can also offer insights into where the public sector is investing your taxes in business development.


Support for Businesses - Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council


  • Information on why King's Lynn and West Norfolk would provide the ideal location for your business;
  • A profile of the local economy and workforce;
  • Information on the sources of advice, guidance and information provided by the Borough Council and a number of other organisations;
  • Details on economic regeneration initiatives and projects including work on developing the skills of the local workforce.


Other useful business links:


Federation of Small Businesses - see the FSB site here  - information packed portal for the budding entrepreneur in any more here

Telling quotations about business - inspiring and heartening guidance from those who have already been there!



Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards--and living up to them--is a better way to profit.

Not to mention a better way to make your day worth all the effort you put into it.

Seth Godin, Seth Godin's Blog


In the business world, the rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.

Warren Buffett (1930 - )


Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. (...nothing changes. Ed.)

David Rockefeller (1915 - )