Access COBRA, the complete business reference adviser


COBRA, complete business reference adviser. Market research database tool.

COBRA is 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.


Whether you are looking for opportunities for business development or you are conducting academic or professional research, reliable, comprehensive and up to date international market intelligence is essential to provide you with the insight to inform your strategy.⁣


Through COBRA you can explore business sectors, find business support and trade legally. You can research into:

  • Adviser Briefings

  • Start-up guides and ideas

  • Business support in your area

  • Market and sector guides

  • Business rules and regulations

  • Business information factsheets

  • Business opportunity profiles and lots more

Cobra is available in all libraries and home access by entering your library card number.

The Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire can provide free access to databases, market research, journals, directories and reports worth thousands of pounds. We pay the subscription fee so that our library users can benefit from access to tools like: COBRA, Frost & Sullivan, GrantFinder, Ibis World, Mintel, Statista and more. So whether you want to conduct research into a new market, check out your competitors, do research for your business pitch, look at future trends or find funding opportunities, we have free access to a database that can help you. View our full list of market research databases.

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