Workshops and events

We offer a wide range of free or low cost workshops and events at the British Library, St Pancras. If you can’t physically come to the Library you can still avail of our expertise by registering for one of our regular webinars, from wherever you are in the world.

Advance booking for all our workshops is essential.   If you have to cancel, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance via our online form or by telephone on +44 (0)20 7412 7901. 

Upcoming workshops & events

Workshop

How to sell without being 'salesy'

Learn how to get customers to buy from you without being a typical sales salesperson.

Workshop FREE

How can I protect a business idea?

Learn how intellectual property can protect you and help you profit from your business idea.

Workshop

What next for your invention - plan, prototype or protect?

In this practical workshop, all the key issues are covered to help you make your product idea a reality.

Workshop

Improve your ranking on Google Search with SEO

This hands-on workshop will teach you practical skills on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and how it can improve the online visibility of your business.

All business events
One to one advice

Inventions advice clinics

This session will help clarify your vision and goals, turn them into inspirational tools and improve the chances of making your idea a success.

Workshop

Writing a successful business plan

Taking you through the process of writing a business plan.

Workshop

Social media for business: Beyond the basics

Learn and implement practical social media skills, tailored to your business.

Webinar FREE

Webinar: introduction to patent search

This webinar will explain the basics behind patent protection and registration, and how to use internet databases and resources to search for patents.

Articles

Four basic research methods for business start-ups

Discover four basic business research methods you can use to ascertain whether your new business idea has the potential to succeed in competitive markets.

How does the Intellectual Property Act 2014 affect me and my business?

What does the Intellectual Property Act 2014 cover? Find out how it is modernising UK intellectual property law, most notably design and patent laws.

What are intellectual property rights?

Discover the UK intellectual property (IP) rights available, ranging from your automatic intellectual property rights to those you have to apply for.

Fair use copyright explained

What constitutes fair dealing in UK copyright law? Discover the core areas of fair use, allowing for the lawful usage or reproduction of work without permission

All business articles