Small Business & Start-ups

Small Business & Start-ups

​Help for small, growing or new business

COBRA covers all aspects of starting and running a business. From writing a business plan to expanding an existing business, COBRA contains around 4000 factsheets, market reports, contacts, and sources of funding and support to help entrepreneurs and their advisers.

COBRA is available in all Glasgow Libraries and from work and home by entering your library card number.


​Business @ The Mitchell offers instruction in getting the most out of COBRA.
Contact us to book a place on our monthly workshop


COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser)

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



This is the industry standard database for business research, whether a student or an entrepreneur or just starting out.  Access to 3,000 full text journals, market research and much more.

ABI/INFORM is available in all Glasgow Libraries and from home or work by entering your library card number.


Better Business Adviser

The Better Business Adviser (BBA) is an independent information and current awareness service aimed at business advisers, freelancers and self employed professionals who provide advice to their clients as part of their service.

Better Business Adviser is available in Business at The Mitchell.


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