The Essential Business shop

Welcome to the Essential Business shop, the fast, secure and easy way to buy great business resources.

There are two ways to order and both offer 100% satisfaction or your money back:

  1. Online – using our secure shopping cart below.
  2. By telephone – call us on 0191 461 8000 and we'll be pleased to take your order.

Whichever way you choose, we hope you enjoy your purchase. If you are not completely happy with anything you buy from us, return it within 30 days of receiving your order and we will refund your money in full, no question. You can’t say fairer than that!

(Read our full Terms and Conditions »)

Know what you want?

If you already know what you want, browse through the list below and click the red Add to basket button next to any product to start your order.

If you want to read more about any of our publications before you buy, click the Find out more link to read more about that product and to see page examples.

All prices include FREE delivery to UK mainland and VAT, where applicable.

Product Description Price

The Essential Business Guide

Now in its fourth edition, The Essential Business Guide contains more than 270 pages of practical and useful business information, designed so you can really make use of it.

Format: 280 pages, full-colour, tabbed sections, wirobound

Find out more »

For bulk orders discounts, call 0191 461 8000

£24.95

Includes FREE delivery and a FREE copy of The Essential Start-up Guide

The Essential Start-up Guide

The perfect companion to The Essential Business Guide for someone starting a business in the UK. It contains information about the things you do at the very beginning of your enterprise journey, such as choosing a business name, registering your business, working out how much money you need to earn, and so on.

Format: 24-page, full-colour booklet

Find out more »

For bulk orders discounts, call 0191 461 8000

£5.95

Includes FREE delivery and FREE when you order The Essential Business Guide

Planning and Starting Your Business

Guides you through the often overwhelming process of starting your own business. The straightforward text and integrated worksheets will help you understand how market research and marketing activity, sales forecasting and financial planning all fit together to create your own business plan.

Find out more »

Format: 156-page, full-colour wirobound workbook with 34 worksheets

For bulk orders discounts, call 0191 461 8000

£32.95

Includes FREE delivery

Understanding Your Business Finances

Ideal for anyone who is running or starting a business, the workbook provides expert guidance on everything from raising finance to managing money.

The workbook explores the three main financial reports: cash flow forecasts, profit and loss reports, and balance sheets. More importantly, it demonstrates how to use them to build and run a profitable business.

Find out more »

Format: 118-page, full-colour wirobound workbook with 12 worksheets

For bulk orders discounts, call 0191 461 8000

£28.95

Includes FREE delivery