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Croydon - Business support and adviceBusiness support and advice

Croydon Council offer a full range of business support and advice from starting a business, growing or relocating it to Croydon and includes information on business rates; health and safety; licences and permits.

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British Library Business & IP CentreBritish Library Business & IP Centre 

The British Library Business & IP Centre at St Pancras, London can help you start, run and grow your business.  With help on business networking, business planning, protecting your ideas and researching markets.

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COBRACOBRA

COBRA is a comprehensive, practical and continually updated information resource for anyone looking to start a business, write a business or marketing plan, or conduct research into a new market.

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Digital UniteDigital Unite

Useful links and guides that can offer businesses and entrepreneurs advice on a range of IT related subjects that can support your business activities in your communication activities.  These include creating documents, emails and Skype, social networking and blogs.

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BritannicaBritannica

Britannica Online Library Edition contains comprehensive content that can support business professionals researching and sourcing trustworthy information as part of your business activities.

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Key Note Market Research InformationKey Note Market Research Information

Key Note market research information is available in all Croydon libraries.
(Can only be accessed from a Croydon Library computer).

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WestlawWestlaw

Westlaw is an online law reference service covering UK Cases, Legislation, EU Law, Current Awareness, Commentary and 20 years of Journals. Available only at Croydon Central Library.  (Can only be accessed from a Croydon Library computer).

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Online resources available from Harrow

BritannicaBritannica

Britannica Online Library Edition contains comprehensive content that can support business professionals researching and sourcing trustworthy information as part of your business activities.

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COBRACOBRA

COBRA is a comprehensive, practical and continually updated information resource for anyone looking to start a business, write a business or marketing plan, or conduct research into a new market.

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Oxford University PressOxford Dictionaries Pro ***upgraded December 2012***

This resource brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.
 

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Times Digital ArchiveTimes Digital Archive

This newly upgraded service allows full text searching of The Times newspaper from the first issue in 1785 up to 2006. The search interface has changed and there is more content available.

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John Johnson CollectionJohn Johnson Collection

How they lived then... Thousands of items of printed ephemera, including advertisements, entertainment posters and playbills as well as contemporary pamphlets from crimes, murders and executions!

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Online resources available from Ealing

 

COBRACOBRA

COBRA is a comprehensive, practical and continually updated information resource for anyone looking to start a business, write a business or marketing plan, or conduct research into a new market.

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CANS Legal InformationCANS Legal Information

Accurate and up-to-date legal information on British and European law.  Includes information on: business, consumer protection, discrimination, employment, housing, immigration and other legislation.

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NewsbankNewsBank

NewsBank gives you access to UK and Ireland newspapers. Full-text content of national, local and regional newspapers. Each newspaper has its own distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues.

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Online resources available from Hounslow

 

COBRACOBRA

COBRA is a comprehensive, practical and continually updated information resource for anyone looking to start a business, write a business or marketing plan, or conduct research into a new market.

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Universal SkillsUniversal Skills

Universal skills is a guide to help with Universal JobMatch and Universal Credit. It includes information on job hunting from CVs/covering letters to interviews and starting work. There is also help with improving basic IT skills.

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Digital UniteDigital Unite

Useful links and guides that can offer businesses and entrepreneurs advice on a range of IT related subjects that can support your business activities in your communication activities.  These include creating documents, emails and Skype, social networking and blogs.

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BritannicaBritannica

Britannica Online Library Edition contains comprehensive content that can support business professionals researching and sourcing trustworthy information as part of your business activities.  

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The Oxford English DictionaryAuthoritative online resources from OUP

Definitive reference works including: The Oxford English Dictionary, Who's Who, Foreign Language Dictionaries, Grove Art & Music online.

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Resources

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Training & Events

Free events to support local business growth

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Libraries mean business

London Business Portal - The London Business Portal brings together the resourses of three London library authorities, and those of our partners, together in one place. The London Business Portal has been created by Cultural Community Solutions who operate libraries across Ealing, Harrow and Hounslow and has been developed as part of the Enterprising Libraries initiative. Enterprising Libraries is a joint initiative between the Arts Council, the British Library and Department of Communities and Local Government which encourages the use of library spaces and resources to stimulate economic growth.

London Business Portal.