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Small business advice at the British Library

The Business & IP Centre was launched in 2006 with the aim to support businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors grow their organisations across a range of industries.

Providing small business advice, support and resources the Centre has been used by more than 350,000 individuals, a number that increases alongside our offering of business support. 

The success is partly due to the free business resources available to anyone who wants to use our comprehensive collection of databases and publications, as well as a great number of workshops, advice sessions and other events. 

For more information on our team, workshops, events and services, please use the links below or get in touch with us via our contact details. 

Our success stories

Some of the stories of successful entrepreneurs that have benefitted from using the Centre.

Contact us

Our address and contact details.

Meet the team

Find out more about the information experts that work in the Centre.

Background to the Centre

Find out about the Centre and how we help entrepreneurs and inventors.

Frequently asked questions

Read some of our regular queries.

Download our leaflets

Download copies of our leaflets or order some leaflets to display in your organisation.

Read our reports

Find out how the Centre is supporting the UK economy, and read about the views of our users and stakeholders.

Web Resources

Discover all that the Business & IP Centre can offer via the web.


Get the latest news from the Business & IP Centre

Business & IP Centre Ambassadors

Find our more about our Business & IP Centre Ambassadors.

Success stories

Richard Woods

Richard Woods co-founded DIY Kyoto and launched the wattson...

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Contact us

Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
Email: Reference Team

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