Whether you have a great idea for a business or you've already launched, our databases offer a wealth of up to date information on your sector, sources of funding, hiring staff, legal requirements, business support in your area and much more.


COBRA (Complete Business Reference Advisor)

Contains all the information you need to turn your idea into a business. Access remotely or in any library branch and find more than 4,000 factsheets, market reports, contacts, and sources of funding and support plus hundreds of practical guides to starting up more than 350 types of business. 


Grant Finder


The leading funding database in the UK covering local, national, and international sources of funding. Thousands of funding sources are included such as charitable trusts, societies, research councils, national government, the EU and corporate sponsors. Access at Lewisham hub libraries.


IBIS World

Trusted industry research covering thousands of global industries. Get a quick and intelligent overview of any industry. In every report, you’ll find actionable insights, comprehensive data and in-depth analysis. Access at Lewisham hub libraries.