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Library Entrepreneurship Resources


Complete Business Reference Adviser (COBRA) contains relevant information for entrepreneurs, including:

  • Guidance for start-ups and sole traders,
  • Industry profiles and news,
  • Business support and networks.

Industry Information on COBRA

Navigate to the following tabs in the left-hand column for industry information on COBRA:

  • Industry Snapshots - Summary of the industry, including the industry outlook.
  • Sector Updates - Recent news and developments in the industry.
  • Research Briefs - Links to reports, trading bodies, and regulators for that industry.


Business Guidance for Entrepreneurs

Below is a collection of business information sources from COBRA regarding entrepreneurship and starting a business venture.

Note: You need to be logged in, please use the COBRA login link before accessing these pages:

COBRA Database Login Link

Before Planning your Business Venture


Planning your Business Venture


Business Support for Entrepreneurs


Tax, VAT, and National Insurance