Whether you have a great idea for a business or you've already launched, our resources offer a wealth of information such as sources of funding, hiring staff, legal requirements, business support in your area and much more



COBRA Complete Business Reference Advisor

COBRA 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


Grant Finder is 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 Catford, Deptford and Downham Libraries.



IBIS World

IBIS World brings you 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 Catford, Deptford and Downham Libraries.



For more business support access BIPC Lewisham, your local Business and IP Centre.