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Research Your Idea

Delivered by Business & IP Centre

The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Newcastle has an impressive collection of on-site resources that can help when researching a business idea. Their resources will help business owners to find competitor information, analyse market trends and find information about consumer behaviour.

Our resources include:

  • Hard-copy books. We have a wide selection of reference and lending material for every aspect of your business. These aspects include marketing, accounting, inventing, business start-up, data protection, and intellectual property rights;
  • Journals. You can get access to specialist reference resources which include directories, magazines, and journals (for the latter, ask a member of staff to help you view Access to Research);
  • Subscription databases. We have online business histories, financial information, and market reports in a collection of databases. Our databases have a greater range and depth of information than standard search engines. Our subscriptions include COBRA(Complete Business Reference Adviser); British Standards Online; company information resource Avention; property search database CoStar; market research database Mintel Oxygen; and IBISWorld UK.