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Shell Livewire
Created by the oil company Shell, this site offers help for 16-30 year olds who want to start their own business and includes an action plan, finance plan and case studies. A good starting point for entrepreneurs.

Basic Business Research Methods
Advice on information you need to collect in order to make major decisions about a product or service.

The UK's first small business podcast featuring interviews and practical advice for start-ups and businesses of all sizes.

Business Information on the Internet
A frequently-updated directory of links to key business information sites on the Internet such as news, statistics, market reports and data and much more.

Business Open Learning Archive (BOLA)
A business studies primer that includes details of types of businesses, analysis of profitability and much more to help with business studies courses.

Just Do It
A lively and informative site on creating and succeeding in your own business.

Companies House
Plenty of information and guidance on registering a company and the legal requirements of running a business as a limited company.

Money - Past Present and Future
Interesting articles on monetary history, contemporary developments and electronic money.

Business Link
Government-funded site packed with practical advice on how to set up your own business.

BBC News Special Report: Running a Business
Professional advice for anybody thinking of setting up a business or taking a business-related qualification.

Marketing Teacher
Free resources for marketing learners, teachers and professionals.

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy
Aims to promote better understanding of globalisation, world trade and economic development - including the forces, values, events and ideas that have shaped the present economic system.

British Franchise Association
Everything you need to know about franchising and how to choose the franchised business that is right for you.

Electric Money
Explore the history and transformation of money, from Money Before Computers to the E-money Revolution.

Dot Con
In the headiest days of the Internet bubble, did Wall Street betray the public's trust?

The Mechanics of Inflation
Analysis of the mechanics of "the great modern government swindle known as inflation".

World Paper Money
Over 7000+ scans and information on banknotes - past and present - from around the world. If only you could print them out and spend them....

How Stocks and the Stock Market Works
Where does stock come from and why do people want to buy and sell it? An introduction to stocks and the role of stock exchanges.

History of Economic Thought
A collection of information and links on the history of economic thought from ancient times to the modern day - designed for students interested in learning about economies from a historical perspective.

GCSE Bitesize - Business Studies
Revise or test your business knowledge courtesy of BBC Education.

Plain english primer on the mechanics behind the financial markets.

HM Treasury
UK Government's financial and economic policy.