On this page are links to websites that I think will be useful for mumpreneurs:
Companies House Webcheck
This is a free service that allows you to check basic information about a company registered in the UK. When you are entering into contracts with companies, you should always use this to check that (i) the company actually exists, (ii) the company number is correct and (iii) the registered office address is correct. There is a different website where you can obtain further details on a company such as directors details, accounts and Articles, but you do have to pay a small fee for obtaining this information. The link to this website is below:
Intellectual Property Office
This website provides useful guidance notes on all types of intellectual property. You can also search for existing trademarks and apply online for trademarks and patents.
Information Commissioner’s Office
This website contains a wealth of advice on data protection. You can search for data controllers online and notify the ICO of your processing activities (a legal requirement with criminal sanctions, unless you are exempt).
Nominet maintains the register of .uk domain names. The online WHOIS service contains information about domain names that are currently registered including registrant’s details, registration date and current status, registrars and the name servers associated with the domain name.
Business Link provides lots of useful information on all aspects of starting up and running your own business. It also provides free workshops and networking sessions across the country, the details of which are found on the website.
Her Majesty’s Courts Service
This wesbite provides lots of useful information on making and defending a small claim.
Support and advice for mums in business and some great networking events in the Wimbledon area.
Amy Taylor Accountancy
Amy is a fantastic accountant who specialises in supporting mumpreneur businesses and provides a free initial consultation.
Lesley is a top rated freelance PR consultant who regularly works with mumpreneurs businesses.
She’s Ingenious is a great resource for launching an innovative product or resource.
Mums Business Directory
If you want to support other mums with their businesses by buying their products or using their services then the Mums Business Directory is the place to look. There is free basic listing of your products and services so it is a great place to advertise your wares for any products or services aimed at mums.