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 eight National Network Centres around the UK - so visit us today and increase your chances of business success.
Upcoming workshops & events
You already know a little about intellectual property, now take the next step to learn more at this workshop with the Intellectual Property Office.
Looking for impartial business advice? Then attend the highly rated LBSS business advice clinic.
Find out how the Business & IP Centre can help you achieve business success
Imran Merza and Taz Basunia, Jealous Sweets
…One of the most invaluable things about coming to the Centre is networking with other budding entrepreneurs…
Jessica Rose, London Jewellery School
We had a quick Q&A with Toast co-founder Jessica Seaton ahead of her appearance at the British Library
We asked Siddarth Vijayakumar, co-Founder of Grub Club, some of our burning questions ahead of his appearance at the British Library next month.
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.
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.