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Business Resources

The Business & IP Centre Grimsby can help you conduct your own research and trained library staff are on hand to help you find the information you need.

Within Lincs Inspire Libraries

You’ll find the main collection of business resources at Grimsby Central Library. You can search for business publications in the library catalogue and reserve items to collect at your nearest branch. We offer bookable PCs with Microsoft Office software, free access to the Internet and study spaces.

Online publications

We also have a wide range of business e-books available. You can download and read these on your computer, smartphone, tablet or e-reader.

Free database subscriptions

BIPC Grimsby provides free access to a great selection of online subscriptions. These provide up-to-date business information, including market research, grants and company reports. All of Lincs Inspire Libraries have access to these online databases – booking may be required for some of the databases. Databases are listed below:

Cobra

COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) provides access to a broad range of information covering the essentials of starting and running a business in the UK.

If you’re looking to take the first steps on your business journey, use COBRA’s ‘Business Opportunity Profiles’ to gather the essential information on a multitude of different business ideas.

For existing businesses, COBRA can provide the latest know-how through ‘Sector Updates’, plus a host of further resources including business events and a legal library.

Use COBRA as the starting point to find the business information you need.

To access COBRA all you need is a library card – sign up for free today.

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