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Business databases

Please note, some databases are subscription based and can only be accessed from within the Business Library.

Birmingham City Council Trading Standards
The council’s Trading Standards officers protect your interests, as a consumer and as a business, by checking that traders and individuals keep within the law. This web site gives you direct access to all their services and assistance or freephone 0800 413381.

Birmingham Economy
Birmingham City Councils' Economic Research and Analysis page including information on the local labour market and area profiles.

COBRA
Business Start-up factsheets. No password required on computers in Birmingham libraries. This database can be accessed from outside libraries provided you have a valid Birmingham Libraries card.
Can be accessed on your own computer providing you have a Birmingham Libraries card.

The databases listed below require staff authentication:

Creditsafe
Credit ratings for companies/information on directors – national and international

Docs4biz
Access to over 1,000 documents including letters and contracts. Also covers employment, environment, health and safety, tax and VAT.

Emerging Markets
News, research and analytical data, peer comparisons and more for over 147 emerging markets.

FAME
Company information including size, industry, location, financial strength. Contains domestic and international data.

FT ePaper
Web version of the Financial Times newspaper with full text search including a three week archive.

GrantFinder
Search for funding for business, personal and educational use.

Grocer Directory of Manufacturers and Suppliers
From the publishers of The Grocer magazine.

IBISWorld
Keynote is an extensive market reports plus company information database.
Access to the database is onsite only and restrictions do apply.

Kompass
Business directory.

Local Data Online
Detailed information on retail companies on every local high street in the UK.

Mintel
Market intelligence covering consumers, markets, new products and competitive landscapes. Global and local perspective.

Newsbank
Explore diverse perspectives and stay informed on local, national and global topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, environment, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from more than 200 countries.

Which? Local
Local edition of "Which" magazine.

Which? Online
"Which?" magazine online.
Also available at Sutton Coldfield Library.

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