Bristol, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 11, 2009 -- The concept is simple: an online hub where small business owners and managers can go to get free, credible information about every day business issues. First came Marketing Donut which quickly won backing from Royal Mail and Google. Now there's Start Up Donut, an online resource that's been developed specifically for entrepreneurs.
Launched at the end of July, Start Up Donut features information and resources that cover a diverse range of topics.
Mick Dickinson from BHP Information Solutions, which owns and operates the site, says the content reflects the real issues, big and small, that start up businesses face every day.
"Just like Marketing Donut, Start Up Donut is all about practical advice that people can actually use. There's plenty of theory out there, but our conversations with people in business tell us that what they really want is for an expert to say "ok, here's what you need to understand, and these are the steps you need to take."
As well as information and resources, Start Up Donut features an interactive forum where entrepreneurs can get free answers to specific problems. It will also help them connect with service providers and advisory services throughout the UK.
"Often when they get more information, people say 'I do need some help with this'. Start Up Donut can introduce them to the right people if it's required."