Setting up and running your own business may seem daunting.  To help you learn new skills in marketing, networking, social media, book-keeping, HR or legal, register for one of the zoom masterclasses produced by members of the #bm family.


We have a team of supportive bm family and friends who are ready to act as mentors during these challenging times. Experienced in business they can

  • Act as an external sounding board for you to discuss business ideas.
  • Help you develop your ideas and get your business on the right track.
  • Assist you in developing business or personal skills.
  • Support you in making important decisions.

Book recommendations

Recipe for Success
The Ingredients of a Profitable Food Business by Karen Green

The Food Entrepreneur’s Guide: How to Get Noticed and How to be Loved by Tessa Stuart

She Means Business
Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur by Carrie Green

Self Made
The Definitive Guide to Business Start-Up Success by Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole

The Squiggly Career
The No.1 Sunday Times Business Bestseller – Ditch the Ladder, Discover Opportunity, Design Your Career by Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis

Start It Up
Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think
by Luke Johnson

You Can Get It If You Really Want
Start your business, transform your life
by Levi Roots

A Book About Innocent
Our Story and Some Things We’ve Learned

Start With Why
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action Paperback by Simon Sinek

Useful sites including FREE advice on how to start a business or become self-employed

Set up a business – GOV.UK

The Money Advice Service

The LEP network 

Amazon Small Business Accelerator 

Government start-up loans

Food Matters

Social Media Examiner