The British Library Business and IP Centre

The British Library Business and IP Centre

The British Library Business and IP Centre supports small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors in taking the right steps to start up, protect and grow a business.

Entrepreneurship
Free
Tuition fee
Remote
Part-time

The Centre runs programmes, workshops, masterclasses and events for starting or growing a business. Alongside training, their reference team runs online one-to-ones on intellectual property and business information. 

Innovating for Growth: Start-ups 

This free 12-hour interactive online workshop programme is designed to give participants the insight, skills and support to start and grow a business.

Topics covered include: 

  • raising finance 
  • how to protect your business idea 
  • putting together an effective business plan 
  • tips to keep on top of the numbers. 

Participants will meet other like-minded entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and gain support. 

Upon completion of the programme, a personalised Innovating for Growth: Start-ups certificate is awarded. 

Start-ups in London Libraries

This pilot programme works in a hub and spoke model with ten London boroughs to collaboratively provide support to aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage SMEs.

Innovating for Growth

For high-growth business owners with plans to scale-up, the Centre offers £10,000 worth of free support through their Innovating for Growth programme. This is for London-based business owners with a turnover of £100,000 or more, who have big ambitions to scale and grow their business.

Stories of people who've trained with The British Library Business and IP Centre

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