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Useful Helpsheets Useful Helpsheets

We have some helpsheets that may be useful.

Universal Credit - some quick guidance on how to fill out these forms

Jobs and Careers - download our useful helpsheet on how the library service can help or support you find work or change career, or read it online

Buy with Confidence Buy with Confidence

Buy with Confidence hundreds of local businesses with the West Sussex Trading Standards stamp of approval

Useful Websites Useful Websites



British Library - through their Business and IP centre the British Library supports small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors using online resources and more.
 



West Sussex County Council -  advice and information about Trading Standards, business safety, waste, rates and more.

 



Business West Sussex - Information and support from a variety of sources to help your business

 

West Sussex Gigabit Broadband for Businesses Scheme

 

More information if you have a business in West Sussex

 

 

 

 

 

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

 

This Scheme from the Dept. of Digital, Cuture, Media and Sport is part of the Local Full Fibre Networks Programme which has the strategic objective of increasing full fibre coverage across the UK.



Great Business - Support, advice and inspiration for growing your business


 

Start Ups - Advice and guidance on many aspects of starting a business

Start Up Britain - Inspiration, resources and guidance to help people start and grow their own business



Small Businesses - Advice and guidance on all aspects of starting and running a business



eDEAL - Confidential and impartial business advice



GOV.uk Home Business - Explains the process of setting up a business from home and dispels common myths about it
 

GOV.uk Set up a Business - help with setting up a business

 

icould - Real life career videos, advice and information to inspire your career. Why not take the Buzz test!
 

Virgin Media Pioneers - provide advice, peer-to-peer support and unique opportunities for small businesses.
 

Business and Employment Business and Employment

We have a great selection of resources, helpsheets, books, magazines and video guides to help you with your business and employment needs.

 

We offer workshops in libraries across West Sussex to help you start a business and use our great resource COBRA. Details are on the What's On page. Sign up for our business email alerts to receive news about our events and other business related information.

 

We also have books, magazines, online information and our MyWorkSearch database to help you write a successful CV, get in to work, or to progress your career.

COBRA COBRA


 

COBRA is available free in all West Sussex libraries and library card holders can access it 24/7 from their computer, tablet or smartphone. It is a continually expanding business database with information about starting and running a small business. Access to around 4000 factsheets, market reports, contacts, funding resources and help and support.

 

It's a unique source of information for starting a small-scale business.

 

Download or read our helpsheet here.

My Work Search My Work Search

My Work Search is an online toolkit that helps jobseekers find job opportunities. Also contains a job finder and a CV builder. You will need to sign up in any West Sussex library for an individual account to access this resource, once you have signed up you can use it anywhere.

Download or read our helpsheet here.

 

eNewspapers eNewspapers


 

Using Pressreader you can read or download current copies of The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Star, Daily Mirror, Daily Express, The Guardian as well as a selection of over 7000 worldwide newspapers and magazines.

 

You can translate some into different languages as well as reading foreign titles in English.

 

Download or read our helpsheet here.

 

Recommended Reads Recommended Reads
These resources are stocked in West Sussex Libraries. Click on any title to search the catalogue.
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0749481404
Author: Williams, Lynn
Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Class no: 650.144
Publisher: KoganPage
ISBN: 9780749481407
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1119469937
Author: Elad, Joel
Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Class no: 650.13
Publisher: John Wiley
ISBN: 9781119469933
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1526847140
Author: Lees, John
Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Class no: 331.702
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781526847140
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0749482303
Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Class no: 331.702
Publisher: KoganPage
ISBN: 9780749482305
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1472140591
Author: Whyte, Stewart
Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Class no: 647.94
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781472140593
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184794230X
Author: Reum, Courtney
Author: Reum, Carter
Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Class no: 658.11
Publisher: Random House Business
ISBN: 9781847942302
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0399581685
Author: Bolles, Richard N.
Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Class no: 331.702
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9780399581687
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0749481692
Author: Rowles, Daniel
Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Class no: 658.827
Publisher: KoganPage
ISBN: 9780749481698
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0062674676
Author: Vaynerchuk, Gary
Year: 2018
Format: Hardback
Class no: 658.872
Publisher: HarperBusiness
ISBN: 9780062674678
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0749481536
Author: Yate, Martin John
Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Class no: 650.142
Publisher: KoganPage
ISBN: 9780749481537
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Library Links Library Links

Ask a Librarian - contact us with any business enquiry
Local Clubs & Societies - find out about business groups or potential customers
What's On - all events in libraries including Business Workshops
eInformation - complete list of all our electronic resources
Business Resources - more business information

Theory Test Pro Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro is available free to library members in all West Sussex libraries and from home. You will need to sign up for an individual account to access this resource. It has all the driving theory test questions, a large amount of hazard perception tests and is frequently updated.

Download or read our helpsheet here.


Watch the video below for an introduction:

 

eMagazines - borrow digital versions of magazines like this one for free to read on your computer, tablet, eBook reader or smartphone.
 

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