The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7412 7901
For enquiries about our business resources and collection email our Reference team.
The Business & IP Centre provides support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors. At the Centre you can access a comprehensive collection of databases and publications for free, as well as attend practical workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and inspiring talks.
We also offer London-based businesses £10,000 worth of free support through our Innovating for Growth programme. There are eight National Network Business & IP Centres around the country, visit your nearest Centre and increase your chances of success.
Upcoming workshops & events
A practical and action-packed marketing masterclass with Grow, the small business marketing experts.
An essential guide to understanding how copyright can help your business succeed
Find out how to use the British Library’s collection to help your business succeed
Looking for impartial business advice? Then attend the highly rated LBSS business advice clinic.
Resources to help start, run and grow your business
Practical advice to help get your business off the ground, from business plans to market research.
Make sure you understand the basics of intellectual property and how to protect your product, website and brand.
Over £5m worth of current market reports from top publishers Mintel, Frost & Sullivan, Passport and more.
Up-to-date quality information for researching key industries, handpicked by our experts.
Imran Merza and Taz Basunia, Jealous Sweats
…One of the most invaluable things about coming to the Centre is networking with other budding entrepreneurs…
Jessica Rose, London Jewellery School
Poet, playwright, producer; what we know of Shakespeare’s life proves one thing – it’s possible to be creative and commercial.
Exploring the realms of expired copyright and the potential to develop new products.
On Saturday I visited Plumpton College near Lewes, for their annual open day. On display amongst the new-born lambs, Sussex wines, tractors and chainsaws was a stand for Kikka Digga. With my curiosity for all things new, I sauntered over...
This May we're welcoming fifteen new small businesses onto our Innovating for Growth: Scale-ups programme.