The Business & IP Centre: London
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 workshop will explain the basics of copyright, including eligible works, duration of protection, key resources, and an introduction to protecting and managing your copyright as well as using the work of others.
This is an interactive half-day workshop to make your business more ethical and green.
This webinar provides the ideal introduction to Lean Start-Up philosophy and practices.
This interactive session, part of the Design Create Sell series of workshops, is essential for any designer/maker or SME that is planning to outsource their production or is experiencing problems with their manufacturing.
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.
Up-to-date quality information for researching key industries, handpicked by our experts.
Over £5m worth of current market reports from top publishers Mintel, Frost & Sullivan, Passport and more.
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
Guy Jeremiah, Aquatina Ltd
Top business tips from Deborah Meaden, Dragons' Den; Oliver Tress, founder of Oliver Bonas and Lord Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer.
Learn the detective-like skills of a salesperson required for any successful entrepreneur.
OHYO’s MD Guy Jeremiah gives some top tips for social entrepreneurs
We asked Oliver Tress, founder of Oliver Bonas stores, some questions ahead of his upcoming appearance at the British Library on the 18 November.