Business & Economics
Oakham Library provides access to a number of business information resources including a wide range of books on our library catalogue - marketing, start-up, human resources etc.
Oakham Library Reference Collection includes the latest Kompass Directory, and various funding guides.
Online Business Information
Online Information Resources from Rutland Library Service
Oxford Reference Online
for economics and business. Login will be required from home - more information
Other Business Information sources
Charts and performance data for major markets around the world.
Links to information on business & economics, including useful case studies, financial data and profiles of selected companies.
Dept. for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
(formerly the DTI) This Government site offers advice, news and information for businesses in the UK.
Basic company information, including the ability to order annual reports for major companies.
RBA Information Services
Offers a variety of useful links to business resources on the internet.
Yahoo! finance and Google finance offer free financial and company information, including historical share prices.
Business Link Grant and Support Directory
Database of company annual reports. Requires free registration
Enter company name for a list of registered companies (NB: not available 24 hours a day). Click registry number to view details.
Lists over 1.8 million UK businesses. Search by keyword and/or region.
Electronic Yellow Pages UK - find businesses and services by name or subject.
UKSmallBusinessDirectory - free to list and search. Search by county facility.
UK Trade & Investment
(Formerly EMIC: Export Market Information Centre) Government web site giving information on exporting from the UK.
Information for Small Businesses
Site from the government-funded Small Business Service.
Federation of Small Businesses
Links to regional sites and policy information from the "voice of the small business sector".
A database of grants, funding opportunities, tax breaks and more to help finance your new business or project (subscription required).
Exhibitions & Trade Fairs UK
Database listing events up to two years ahead, searchable by subject, date, organiser or venue.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
Directory of accountancy firms.
Intellectual Property Office -a site to help you find the right protection for your intellectual property
Business Electricity Prices - a price comparison website for electricity tariffs for businesses.
Useful Organisations/Information Sources
Business in the Community
Practical tools & information about the impact of business on the community, the environment and the wider world.
Business Plan Template put together by Blue Orchid on the Oldham Library website
European Information Sources - on the Europe page of our web directory
Financial Times - UK Business News
Giving your business the best start with tax - a HMRC guide
Local Business Support
Rutland County Council's Economic Development Department provides support and advice for local businesses. Their webpages also have more useful business information web links.