Online resources for business
Online resources you can access at our libraries for help with your business.
We have a selection of business information databases that will help you:
- explore and develop a business idea
- follow industry trends
- understand the competition
- look for potential customers to support the start-up and growth of small and medium sized companies.
Send an email to email@example.com and we’ll do our best to direct you to the information you need.
Fame provide information on private companies in the UK and Ireland.
- find out more about potential employers
- look for business opportunities
- create targeted B2B marketing lists
You can access Fame at Jubilee Library or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kompass EasyBusiness contains information on over 43 million companies across 71 countries worldwide. You can use it to contact other businesses (B2B).
There are two ways to log in. You can log in to Kompass EasyBusiness with your library card or log in when you are inside our libraries.
EMIS Information platform
EMIS Information platform provides a unique blend of analysis, data and news on companies, industries and countries.
We license content from leading sources of company and industry intelligence and combine with a database of over 6.6 Million companies, M&A information and country level research.
You can access EMIS at Jubilee Library or send an email to email@example.com with the information you need. You can have up to 10 reports and up to 250 companies in list form per day.
IBIS world provide:
- Industry Market Research
- Industry Risk Ratings
- analysis of hundreds of industries including risk scores & revenue forecasts
You can access IBIS world at Jubilee Library or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for the information you need.
Euromonitor provides data and insight on industries, economies and consumers worldwide. This helps our clients analyse market context and identify future trends.
You can access Euromonitor at Jubilee Library or send an email to email@example.com to ask for the information you need.
Local Data Online
Local Data Online provides insight into:
- high streets
- shopping centres
- retail parks
- standalone stores
- small parades
for over 7,000 locations, every retail chain and over 300,000 independent retailers across Great Britain. You can understand local, regional and national occupancy and vacancy trends, using primary research to enhance your decisions.
Reduce risk, improve probability of success and make the right decisions for your business.
You can access Local Data Online at Jubilee Library or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for the information you need.
Mintel provides detailed consumer research, sales data and market information along with analysis, context and commentary. This can give a complete picture of the past, present and future of the following key markets:
- B2B construction
- B2B Technology
- Financial Services Big Picture
- Retail overview
You can access Mintel at Jubilee Library or send an email to email@example.com to ask for the information you need.
Advice and funding sources
Complete Online Business Reference Advisor (COBRA)
COBRA has information on starting businesses, regulations and market research.
You can access COBRA from home with your library card or in libraries.
Grantfinder allows you to search for all types funding including loans, awards & grants to help local companies succeed and grow. Local entrepreneurs can search independently through the thousands of funds available to them.
- European Union and Government programmes
- regional schemes
- local authority funds
- prestigious business award competitions.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get temporary access for one day.
Business news and journals
Use NewsBank to stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events with information from credible, vetted UK and global news sources. This includes:
- The Times
- Financial Times and
- The Guardian
You can access Newsbank from home with your library card or in libraries.