Starting a business can be tricky and navigating the minefield of #biz jargon, legal issues and brain-baffling numbers can prove a huge stumbling block for those looking to get a foot on the ladder.
Herporeneurs provides mentoring, support and all-important investment opportunities for those Service leavers, Armed Forces veterans and military spouses who are also aspiring entrepreneurs or generally interested in starting a business.
Do get in touch if you would like to find out more about what we do, or if you're interested in investing, but also take a look at the following compendium of handy websites.
These have been collated with help from our knowledgeable Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn followers, so take a look and come away armed with the skills to tackle the fierce world of business.
Oh, and feel free to get in touch with your own suggestions...
You are here already, so clearly you have great taste. But in all seriousness, this really is a great starting point for anyone needing help. Not only do we provide support and mentoring to those looking to start a business, we also hold monthly networking events that allow you to meet like-minded individuals, trade details and pick up tips from those who have been through it all. Check back regularly and follow our social media channels for the latest news.
The intro says: "This site was started on the belief that every entrepreneur will, at some point along their journey, find themselves at the bottom of a big, dark pit – seemingly alone, surrounded by nothing, and without a way out. That is the unavoidable norm when it comes to starting and running your own business."
It's an impactful opening statement but the site goes on to deliver lots of great business advice, opinion pieces and news from experienced individuals. It's also regularly updated.
This American site does exactly what it says on the tin and provides a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to keep up with the latest business and financial news. We highly recommend the 'How To' section, which covers everything from "How To Make Your First Million" to "Low Cost Business Ideas". It's clearly skewed towards the American market but it's worth a look.
It might be famous for its annual Rich List but its entrepreneurs microsite is perfect for keeping abreast of the latest news from the business movers and shakers. Bookmark it and make sure to return regularly.
Technology is shaping the way we do business and Wired is at the very core of the start-up, tech and gadget global industries. Don't get stuck in the dark ages, follow this site for the latest news.
The government's own microsite site is a great first port of call for anyone thinking of starting a new business. It gives solid advice on writing a business plan, finance opportunities and where to find a good business mentor. Although they don't get much better than the mentees we have here at Heropreneurs.
It doesn’t need much of an introduction, as Startups deals solely with the business of, erm, new business. Expect the latest news, enjoyable features, great advice, interviews and even book recommendations.
Finance is one of the trickiest parts of a start-up, be it payroll, investment or cash flow, which is why it's good to be armed with all the information you can get hold of in the early stages of any new venture. This site has it all and a particularly helpful financing section for those not used to crunching numbers.
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