E-business: Web links

Grant Thornton’s UK site doesn’t contain a wealth of e-business information but does set out the range of services offered to old and new economy companies.

If you are looking for investment capital for your own or a client?s business, the British Venture Capital Association site is a good place to start.

National Business Angels Network helps businesses obtain equity finance and assist private investors. The site brings investors and those seeking investment together. There is a useful Q&A section for would-be angels.

Pannell Kerr Forster’s site includes a technology and e-business readiness questionnaire. If you can answer 70% of the questions you are ready, says the firm, to seek professional advice.

The site is home to the Business Link national network of local advice centres. Many services are subsidised.

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An arm of the DTI, this provides advice for SMEs looking to grow their online presence.

An online marketplace for buying and selling businesses – free of broking fees.

How could you improve your e-business strategy? Follow KPMG’s online questionnaire to find out.

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ e-business site includes coverage of new economy success stories, the firm’s latest thinking and e-business news.

Read one of the best guides to the new economy from Cisco, one of only a handful of true e-businesses. It features advice for companies large and small as well as plenty of sector specific coverage.

Andersen Consulting’s site includes the firm’s full take on the difference between the old and new economies, a raft of e-business statistics and a guide to everything you need to know about developing a start-up into an IPO.

Gartner is one of the most authoritative commentators on the new economy: Its site includes all the group’s forecasts for e-business take-up as well as other research highlights.

The new face of the government’s online support. Relaunched earlier this month the site answers frequently asked questions, includes case studies and provides advice for small and medium-sized businesses.

See how Robert Dighero’s company operates. Bid for everything from Wembley memorabilia to air tickets or just learn more about one of Europe’s most successful online auction sites.

CommerceOne is the company behind much of the technology behind business to business sites today. It provides e-procurement applications as well as the technology that runs online auctions.

Looking for a tie for an important business occasion? Look no further than TieNet. The internet tie store has the biggest range of ties of any UK website, and they will deliver them to your door within in seven working days.

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