Business Information

The Reference Library in Grimsby Central Library offers a wealth of information which can help both new and established businesses. Many resources can be consulted for free, and those which do incur a charge are reasonably priced.

The Library Service works in partnership with eFactor

View the eFactor website for a list of events, including marketing, social enterprise, HR and social media workshops.

The Library service also offers access to COBRA, Complete Business Reference Advisor, which provides a unique knowledge base covering thousands of easy to understand and easy to access fact sheets and guides.  To use this resource you will need a library card.


COBRA Business Information


We also offer laminating, photocopying and fax services. Contact us now for further information.

Please feel free to contact the staff face to face, by post or email at the Central Library.

A copy of our Business Policy can be accessed directly from the Library Policies section of this website.


HMRC have some fantastic e-learning products for people starting in business.  Access the link here to the most popular title working for yourself.  It covers everything you need to know about starting and running a business. You can work through this at your own pace and dip in and out to suit your own needs.  Thousands of businesses have already used these and found they are a great way of learning.  Why not give it a try now?


Sign up for HMRC’s free email service. Receive a series of tax related emails at specific times to let you know what you need to do to keep your tax affairs in order.  These emails remind you when you need to submit your tax returns, make payments to HMRC and what records you need to keep.  To sign up, click here.

Record Keeping Mobile Apps 

There are a range of Smart phone Record Keeping Apps supplied by third parties to help you run your business.  Take a look at what’s available here


Tax Help Fact Sheets

Have a look at HMRC’s Tax Help Fact Sheets.  They cover a range of subjects such as Self-Assessment, Expenses and Allowances for the Self-Employed, Employing someone for the first time, VAT and Limited Companies to name a few.  Take a look here to see what’s available

If you are looking for ‘bite-sized- chunks of information on a range of tax matters, why not access HMRC’s YouTube channel.  There are numerous YouTube clips to help you, some lasting for less than one minute! Take a look here to see what’s available


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