WWW.REALBUSINESS.CO.UK The perfect site for those entrepreneurs who need some inspiration. It's full of great features such as profiles and interviews with successful entrepreneurs
UKWDA.ORG If you employing a company to do the design work for your web site, then make sure they are accredited in some way. Members of UKWDA must abide by a code of conduct, giving you extra reassurance compared to unaccredited companies.
BUSINESSLINK.GOV.UK Your one stop shop for information of the mechanics of starting a business.
HMRC.GOV.UK Find out the rules and legislations of running a business.
EBAY.CO.UK A great reference to see if your products are in demand and to see your competition.
STARTUPS.CO.UK A great source for real life start-up stories and it has a busy online forum to ask questions.
GOOGLE.CO.UK Before you start a business you will need to do plenty of research. where better than google. Find gaps in the market that are begging for you to fill.
GUARDIAN TECHNOLOGY It's vitally important to keep up with the times when you start your online business. Keep track of redesigns, new services and product ideas, and try to aplly them to your own website.
IDIOTTOYS.COM There are two ways of understanding where the bar is set in terms of quality and services. Check out stories and learn from them, and check the not so successful ones and learn from them.