In Business - Business Information at your Library

Libraries have a range of resources which can help you if you are thinking of starting a business or already run a business.

Start Up Day

Do you have a business idea? Looking to grow your small business?

Join us on Thursday 21 September at Central Library for a day of free talks and workshops plus the chance to chat to a range of organisation who could help you get your idea off the ground.

10am to 10:30am

D2N2 Growth Hub

How can the Growth Hub help with my Start Up?

10:45am to 11:15am

First Enterprise

Enterprise Loans

11:30am to 12pm

Library Staff

Researching your idea with COBRA

12pm to 2pm

Various Stalls

One Stop Shop – network with business support organisations

2pm to 2:45pm

Debbie Clarke

Social Media for Start Ups

3pm to 3:45pm

Prince’s Trust

Introduction to Enterprise Programme

For more details and to book, visit our Eventbrite page.


We have a range of books to support business start-ups in our libraries, specifically at Central (Floor 2), Clifton, Hyson Green and Sherwood Libraries.


COBRA (or Complete Business Resource Advisor) is an online resource packed with information about setting up in business. Including how-to guides, business opportunity profiles, factsheets and information on legal issues and health and safety, COBRA is an essential tool for anyone thinking of setting up a business.

Access it in the library or at home with your library card number.

Useful websites – Information4Living

Information4Living is an online hub, directing you to local and national sources of help and support on a range of topics including Business.

Computers and WiFi

All our libraries have public access computers which are free of charge for library members. We also have free Wi-Fi at all sites via The Cloud, and many of our libraries have a café or vending facilities, so why not bring your laptop or device and work in the library?

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