The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7412 7901

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For enquiries about our business resources and collection email our Reference team.

We support small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors like you. Our team are on hand all day, six days a week, to help you take the right steps to start up, protect and grow your business.

Develop your ideas with our market research and company databases,  learn new skills at a workshop or mini-masterclass, have a confidential one-to-one and put your questions to some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs at our inspiring talks. 

If you’re an ambitious business owner, with plans to scale-up, we also offer £10,000 worth of free support through our Innovating for Growth programme. What’s more we have eight National Network Centres around the UK - so visit us today and increase your chances of business success.

Upcoming workshops & events

Workshop FREE

Intermediate guide to copyright

You already know a little about intellectual property, now take the next step to learn more at this workshop with the Intellectual Property Office.

One to one advice

Business advice clinics

Looking for impartial business advice? Then attend the highly rated LBSS business advice clinic.


Crowdfunding for fashion

Discover how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign

Workshop FREE

Introduction to the Business & IP Centre

Find out how the Business & IP Centre can help you achieve business success

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Blog posts

How British lifestyle label Toast went from strength to strength

Friday, September 30, 2016

We had a quick Q&A with Toast co-founder Jessica Seaton ahead of her appearance at the British Library

How Grub Club became a successful business in the pop-up market

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

We asked Siddarth Vijayakumar, co-Founder of Grub Club, some of our burning questions ahead of his appearance at the British Library next month.

How Patrick Drake gave up the rat race and co-founded HelloFresh

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

We caught up with Patrick Drake, co-founder of the UK's leading recipe box service HelloFresh, before his appearance at the British Library on 18 October.

Find out how one man turned his “light bulb moment” into reality

Friday, September 23, 2016

Guy Jeremiah, inventor of the Ohyo collapsible water bottle, chats to us about his “light bulb moment” in the train station and how he turned it into a successful business.

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