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Business Start-up

There are lots of eResources to help you find information.

book icon Don't forget books! 
Books on the practicalities of business-start-up are on Floor 1A at 658.11s.

The theory of entrepreneurship is on Floor 1A at 658.412.

academic icon You may also want to try this academic journal:

  ProQuestProquest  database company logo Business is the major resource for enterprise and entrepreneurship: 

tick icon   Sample business plans and video clips.
tick icon  News and articles on competitors

tick icon Practical real-world business information from Trade Journals (refine your search on the left)
tick icon Dedicated Entrepreneurship section and 
Help guide

COBRA company logo  All the information you need to run or start up a business...

tick icon  400 guides to different kinds of business
tick icon   How to write a business plan
tick icon   Funding opportunities, sources of finance and grant information
tick icon   Local contacts
tick icon   Intellectual property rights and patents
tick icon   Different types of companies and set-up
tick icon   Employment, health and safety and other legislation

Other eResources

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helps you identify a UK company’s main competitors using the Peer Report/Analysis tool. 

It can also be used to:

tick icon create lists of companies in a particular industry or geographical area
tick icon  create lists of companies with a certain number of employees or turnover
tick icon  create lists of company contacts/addresses for mailing purposes
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 access company structures, shareholder information and financial accounts

If your company is not listed in FAME:

  • try OSIRIS for international companies
  • most public companies will have an annual report listed on their website.

WARC company logoWARC can help you explore trends in consumer behaviour and assess advertising and marketing opportunities:

tick icon includes a Pitch Support module with a new business guide

KANTAR MEDIA company logoTGI has consumer survey data based on an annual survey of 25,000 adults in the UK and can help with market demographics:

MINTEL company logo
An excellent source for researching market share, trends, buyer behaviour and more:

BRAD INSIGHT company logo
Use to find British advertising rates and circulation data:

Useful Websites 

Business and self-employed link icon
The government's online resource for you and your business. 

British Library Business and IP Centre link icon
British Library help for small and start-up business. 

Great Business link icon
Support to start, grow and accelerate your business from the government. 

Start up Britain link icon
A national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Doing Business Guides link icon
Links to guides on doing business with a range of different countries

Top Employers Institute link icon

Lists Top Employers worldwide and offers certification

Informi link icon
How to start a business in 20 days