Business start-up support from West Sussex Library Service
From Spring 2021 West Sussex Libraries will be part of the British Library Business and IP initiative
We will be working with Brighton and Hove libraries to offer lots of new, free to access business resources from library computers, including company and market research databases.
The range of business databases available through West Sussex Libraries now includes:
- COBRA - Complete Business Reference Advisor is a continually expanding business database with information about starting and running a wide range of small business types. It provides access to around 4,000 factsheets, market reports, contacts, funding resources and help and support.
- EMIS - Emerging Market Information Service provides a unique blend of analysis, data and news on companies, industries and countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. EMIS licenses content from leading sources of company and industry intelligence, combined with a database of over 6.6 Million companies, M&A information, and country level research.
- Kompass EasyBusiness contains information on over 43 million companies across 71 countries worldwide. You can use it to target prospects with precision, using over 100 search and selection criteria. Search locally or globally, expanding growth potential across the UK and 70 countries worldwide.
- IBIS World provides industry market research for the UK, Ireland and general global reports featuring industry risk ratings and analysis of hundreds of industries including risk scores and revenue forecasts. It is searchable by UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes.
- Grantfinder is a database for all types funding including loans, awards, and grants to help local companies succeed and grow. Local entrepreneurs can search independently through the thousands of funds available to them. These include government and regional schemes, local authority funds and prestigious business award competitions.
During lockdown you can contact West Sussex Library Service to find out more about these databases, via: