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Complete Business Reference Adviser

A practical and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to start a business, write a business or marketing plan or conduct research into a new market. COBRA is an ideal reference resource if you are:

  • Considering self-employment
  • Starting up in business
  • Running a business
  • Looking for a new career

Accessing COBRA Online Free through Libraries

COBRA can be accessed at home or in all Nottingham City or County libraries by using your library card number to login. It’s  easy to use and you can print, save and download factsheets as you require.

Getting around COBRA

Navigate around the system by:

  • Searching for keywords in the quick search bar
  • Scroll through the index on the home page and select a topic; or
  • Select a directory from the menu on the left of the home screen

COBRA website

What are BIFs and BOPs?

COBRA’s Business Opportunity Profiles (BOPs) give you sector updates and industry snapshots.

Business Information Factsheets (BIFs) allow you to explore business support as well as help you understand practicalities of starting and running a business and your legal responsibilities.

Viewing, Downloading and Printing

You can print COBRA factsheets or download them as PDF files to refer to later. Please seek library team’s advice regarding printing and charges.

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