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Business Resource Centre

The solutions you need to raise your game.

Free business resources at your fingertips

Using our Business Resource Centre you can discover the tools, resources and advice you need to start and grow your business – from your initial business planning to effective sales and marketing, finance and tax management to IT solutions – the Resource Centre is by your side on your journey to success.

The service is available for all businesses to use. Cumbria Chamber members receive updates on new and recommended content on the Resource Centre via our monthly members’ newsletter.

The Resource Centre is managed by Atom Content Marketing and kindly funded by Cumberland Council.

You can access the Business Resource Centre by clicking here or scroll down to browse the topics…

Fuel your creativity

Start up business ideas

Discover whether your idea has what it takes

Getting started

Set up a business

Learn how to set up your business

Dealing with pressure

Skills & wellbeing

Advice on protecting your wellbeing

Strategise for success

Business Planning

Learn why planning is essential for growth

Money matters

Financing a business

Discover the main sources of start up funding

Understanding taxes

Tax & national insurance

Understanding your tax obligations

The legal side

Business Law

Covering the main rules and regulations

Achieve your marketing goals

Sales & marketing

Market your business and reach new customers

Home office or high street location

Business premises

Identifying what your business needs

Building your team


How to recruitment and manage staff

Having the right technology

Business IT

The dos and don’ts of IT equipment

Achieving and managing growth

Grow your business

How to scale up your business

Become a member

Become part of a powerful collective of companies that come together to connect, grow and make a difference.