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.
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 ten National Network Centres around the UK - so visit us today and increase your chances of business success.
Upcoming workshops & events
How can Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogging actually help your business succeed?
Find out how to use our collection to help your business succeed
Build a fulfilling, purposeful and rewarding business that you and your customers will love
One-to-one advice meetings to help you take the next big step and secure your place on the high street.
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 on intellectual property and for researching key industries, handpicked by our experts.
Read our articles for top tips and advice on starting and growing your business and protecting your intellectual property
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…One of the most invaluable things about coming to the Centre is networking with other budding entrepreneurs…
Jessica Rose, London Jewellery School
We look back on the British Library’s Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 campaign, kindly supported by Microsoft.
Co-working has grown as a flexible and collaborative working space and environment for start-ups, freelancers and even large businesses. Find out more.
Now we helping entrepreneurs benefit from the experience of people working in European countries through the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneur Programme. This organises exchanges between new and aspiring entrepreneurs (of any age) and experienced host businesses.
Explore the journey First Aid for Life’s Emma Hammett took through the Innovating for Growth business growth programme