Business information service
Gloucestershire Libraries subscribe to a wide range of information resources to support business users, whether you are a start up or trying to grow your business, looking for a job, an inventor or investor. See our Library reference and enquiry services.
Our experienced staff can guide you through the information sources available or carry out research for you. For more information on our services, contact us
Market research and business intelligence
Looking for new trends? Need analysis of customer buying behaviour? Want to benchmark your company's performance against competitors?
We can offer access to information from leading market intelligence providers. Coverage includes consumer, retail, industrial, lifestyle and business services. You can access fact sheets, opportunity profiles and market synopses as well as some reports/ parts of reports.
Company information and reports
Do you need full company details and accounts, or lists of directors? Looking for new suppliers or markets in Europe? We can supply you with the information from our business databases Mint and from Keynote reports.
Starting a business
If you are thinking of starting a business, COBRA - Complete Business Reference AdvisorOpens new window is a versatile and up to date online encyclopaedia. It contains hundreds of practical factsheets covering all aspects of starting and running a business, including Business Opportunity Profiles to help you research new markets and write a business plan. Other useful information includes tax regulation, health and safety information and how to forecast sales. You can search Cobra yourself at Gloucester Library. Alternatively use our Ask us enquiry formOpens new window
Visit the COBRAOpens new window website to log in.
Business to business mailing lists
If you want to target new markets we can compile mailing lists for you from our databases. We can search across a range of criteria including location, type of business, turnover or number of employees and then format the information for your individual needs on a spreadsheet.
The Mint database includes companies in Gloucestershire and we can search for any part of the UK. You can use Mint at Gloucester Library. Alternatively contact Ask Us Legal information
Legislation does not remain static. Acts are amended, consolidated and repealed and case law interprets and refines the law. To make sure your research is always current we have subscriptions to authoritative and reliable legal resources available to reference at Gloucester Library or use our Ask us enquiry formOpens new window