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
This event is open to entrepreneurs, inventors, innovators, pre-start businesses and anyone who is interested in researching companies.
Get your application ready for Government Start Up Loans Scheme
A step-by-step guide on how to register a limited company
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
Advice on what to avoid and what can make your relationship last in business.
Here are some of the inspiring stories of businesses who moved from start-up to growth stage with our help.
We chatted to Eventbrite Co-Founder, Renaud Visage, ahead of his upcoming appearance at our Inspiring Entrepreneurs event later this month.
Five tips to help you perfect your business pitch.