Start-up Donut offers a wide range of information on the practicalities of running your own business as well as sharing interesting success stories:
Virgin Start-up offers business advice, mentoring and start-up loans to budding entrepreneurs. You can also download a business plan template from this site.
A wide range of useful information on how to start and grow your own business or franchise. Website includes various guides on individual types of business.
The Business and IP Centre at The British Library offers business advice, various start-up / entrepreneur events and courses in addition to the very wide range of resources and databases available.
The government website offering business start-up advice:
Start-up Visa (for International Students who want to start a business in the UK)
Below is a business plan template created the Princes Trust. This is a document that will enable you to focus on all the essential elements of business start-up.