The British Library Business & IP Centre National Network provides entrepreneurs and SMEs across the UK with free access to databases, market research, journals, directories and reports worth thousands of pounds. There is a programme of free and low-cost events and workshops on a range of topics including business planning, marketing and intellectual property. Our friendly staff and business experts are here to help you start and grow your business. Visit us soon and make your business a success.
- Self-employment advice workshops
- Intellectual property one-to-one advice sessions
- Low cost incubation space at Wellingborough Library ‘Hatchery’
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