Five sites recommended by the Simply Business team

When we find an useful site and we like the people behind the service, it's obvious we want to share this with you. Sounds reasonable? Some of our tips are well established websites and some of them just started their business. Check our selection and give your opinion about the sites we mention.

1. Find your favorite flat or house without the use of an agent: is the property lettings website dedicated to helping landlords and tenants find their perfect property match. They offer the service for free to anyone looking to rent or let a house. The keep their property blog up-to-date as well.

2. Find more business with One Call Business Service

One Call Business Services specialise in bringing cost effective marketing solutions to business of all sizes and in all sectors. Do you have a company that needs more business? One Call can provide you with the support necessary to win more business. The company will offer a tailor made solution.

3. Online marketing advice from Ian Rhodes

I came across the website of Ian Rhodes, an online marketing expert who advised UK and international businesses how they can be effective with online marketing. His SEO blog article why SEO is irrelevant for your business is not only funny, it deals with the fact that many SMEs in the UK still don’t see the benefit of a proper SEO strategy. Follow Ian on this twitter page (@BusinessReach)

4. Follow 3 entrepreneurs online

My colleague James Gilmour joined, an online reality platform where you can follow 3 entrepreneurs. James tries to give business advice to one of the “fishbowls”. The whole site is an innovative concept in learning to start a business.

5. Local news & business reviews around UK

Touchlocal has been around for quite a while. It offers a fresh look on local business search. Find businesses and services around you in just a few steps with the local circles option. It’s easy to create a profile and….. it’s free! Well, of course they want to sell you some sort of paid membership for business. But why not? Over 4 million people use Touch Local every month. Second, people can review your business. So if you do a good job, why not show it off on Touchlocal?

Which sites can you recommend for our shortlist?