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Business Opportunity Profiles

ICAEW members and ACA students have free online access to a selection of guides from the Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA) database covering a variety of small business sectors.

Each profile offers insights into current market conditions, legal issues and the trading environment in the sector. The profiles are intended to help practitioners who advise small business owners and start-ups.

In addition to these profiles, the library team can supply information from a series of over 100 commercial business guides that cover start-up; legislation and regulation; performance indicators and accountancy matters. If you are interested in a specific sector please talk to the library enquiry team by telephone on +44(0)20 7920 8620 or by email at library@icaew.com to find out more about the information available.

Baby Equipment Retailer

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for baby equipment retailers from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Barber Shop

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for barber shops/male grooming salons from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Bed and Breakfast

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for bed and breakfasts from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Bike Shop

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for bike shops from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Buy-to-let Landlord

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for buy-to-let landlords from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Café

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for Cafés from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Campsite

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for campsites from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Coffee Shop

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for coffee shops from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Commercial Property Agent

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for commercial property agents from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Computer Shop

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for computer shops from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Debt Collection Agency

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for debt collection agencies from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Executive Coach

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for executive coaches from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Farm Shop

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for farm shops from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Fast Food Takeaway

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for fast food takeaway from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

General Builder

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for general builders from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Holiday Cottage Rental

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for holiday cottage rental from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Hotel

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for hotels from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Microbrewery

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for microbreweries from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Property maintenance service

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for property maintenance services from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Residential Care Home

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for residential care homes from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Residential Letting Agent

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for residential letting agents from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Restaurant

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for restaurant from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

This factsheet explains which companies are eligible to raise finance by selling shares that qualify for investors to receive SEIS tax relief. It outlines rules that must be followed for an investment to qualify for the relief. It also explains the procedure that companies must follow when they apply to HMRC to sell shares under the scheme.

Wine and cocktail bar

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for wine and cocktail bars from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

Worm Farm

Profile of the current trading, legal and market issues for worm farms from Complete Business Resource Advisor (COBRA), an online reference source for anyone considering starting or advising a business in the UK.

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