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Free business advice from our databases and publications

Free business information, advice and business resources from the Business & IP Centre databases and publications, available for owners and budding entrepreneurs. 

Our databases contain essential information to help visitors start, run and grow their businesses and our free industry guides are invaluable business resources. 

For more information on visiting the Centre and the publications we have on offer, click the links below or get in touch with our helpful team. 

View our full list of business and IP-related databases

Business information

Databases and publications to help you start and grow a business: general advice, funding sources, market research, company data and business news.

IP information

Information on patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright to help you protect and exploit your ideas.

Free industry guides

Our experts have created guides to many of the most popular industries, listing the most useful databases, reports and websites.

Help finding what you need

Can't find what you need? Read our useful guides, FAQs or get in touch.

Business essentials wiki

The 'Business essentials wiki' is a one-stop-shop for useful business links on the web; find handy links and add your own.

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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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