There are lots of eResources to help you find information.
Don't forget books!
Books on the practicalities of business-start-up are on Floor 0C at 658.11s.
The theory of entrepreneurship is on Floor 1A at 658.412.
You may also want to try this academic journal:
ProQuest Business is the major resource for enterprise and entrepreneurship:
Sample business plans and video clips.
News and articles on competitors
Practical real-world business information from Trade Journals (refine your search on the left)
Dedicated Entrepreneurship section and Help guide.
All the information you need to run or start up a business...
400 guides to different kinds of business
How to write a business plan
Funding opportunities, sources of finance and grant information
Intellectual property rights and patents
Different types of companies and set-up
Employment, health and safety and other legislation
helps you identify a UK company’s main competitors using the Peer Report/Analysis tool.
It can also be used to:
create lists of companies in a particular industry or geographical area
create lists of companies with a certain number of employees or turnover
create lists of company contacts/addresses for mailing purposes
access company structures, shareholder information and financial accounts
If your company is not listed in FAME:
WARC can help you explore trends in consumer behaviour and assess advertising and marketing opportunities:
includes a Pitch Support module with a new business guide
TGI has consumer survey data based on an annual survey of 25,000 adults in the UK and can help with market demographics:
An excellent source for researching market share, trends, buyer behaviour and more:
Use to find British advertising rates and circulation data:
Business and self-employed
The government's online resource for you and your business.
British Library Business and IP Centre
British Library help for small and start-up business.
Support to start, grow and accelerate your business from the government.
Start up Britain
A national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
Doing Business Guides
Links to guides on doing business with a range of different countries
Top Employers Institute
Lists Top Employers worldwide and offers certification
How to start a business in 20 days