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Advice from our partners

We work with many organisations which can provide expert advice. See our partner section to find out more. Below are some of the most frequently requested topics.

Advice on business planning

The London Business Support Service offers one-hour surgeries with experts, all of whom have run their own business. 

Advice on inventions

Ideas21 specialises in the commercialisation of ideas and intellectual property, and runs advice sessions on design and prototyping, intellectual property and licensing.

Advice in your area

Enterprise agencies are set up to support businesses in local areas, providing advice and training. You can find your local London enterprise agency on our Business Essentials wiki

Advice on legal issues

We work with many law firms and organisations that can provide advice on all aspects of the law, including employment, contracts and intellectual property. These include Keystone and Halebury. For more information see Our partners

Mentoring and coaching

If you want in-depth support, or continued support, a coach or mentor can help. Striding Out, TiE UK and the Prince’s Trust offer coaching and mentoring services, helping with everything from preparing your business plan to deciding if a business is right for you.

Business Link

Business Link run a free telephone support line (0845 600 9006, 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday) for anyone starting or running a small or medium sized business. They also provide useful information online as part of GOV.UK

Success stories

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Sally Perry and Janine Collins founded Go Figurative

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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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