Business and Funding eResources Business and Funding eResources

Access to resources that can help you with your business plan, create marketing lists, research your market and source funding. See also our Industry Guides in the Help Guide section and our Business & Intellectual Property Centre Glasgow webpages.

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Are you thinking about changing your career or being your own boss? Get started by using COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser). Find business and career ideas, research your target market or explore different business sectors, get help to write your business plan and understand how to apply your skills.

FAME is the definitive source of private company information in the UK and Ireland. Find out more about potential employers, business opportunities or create targeted marketing lists. Read only version available within all Glasgow Libraries. Downloadable version available at The Mitchell Library.

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Market Research resource IBISWorld is the UK’s most comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings. Analysis of hundreds of industries including risk scores & revenue forecasts. UK Brexit Impact statements also available. Available within all Glasgow Libraries. Video tutorials are available to guide you through the reports.

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BSOL (British Standards Onine) provides full access to British and adopted European and International standards. Standards determine the goods we consume and the services we are provided with, from the safety of products to quality management procedures.

When accessing from home, log into the online catalogue in the first instance before clicking on the BSOL link.


Law & Business is an online portal of summaries of British legislation relating to setting up, growing or managing a business in Britain. Also includes information on business finance and business support across the regions.

Funds Online Search for grant givers who provide funding for individuals or groups and increase your fundraising success. Available in the Mitchell Library (General Services Department)