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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

Workshop FREE

Get started workshop

Get the knowledge and information you need to successfully launch a business

One to one advice

Getting that new product to market

One-to-one advice meetings to help you take the next big step and secure your place on the high street.


Using technology to boost your business

Learn how to use technology effectively to have a successful business

Workshop FREE

7 ways to make your business stand out from the crowd

An intensive marketing workshop with Alasdair Inglis, the Business & IP Centre’s Marketeer in Residence

All business events

Blog posts

Find out how one man turned his “light bulb moment” into reality

Friday, September 23, 2016

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.

How one woman turned her passion for swimming into a successful business

Monday, September 19, 2016

We spoke to Lisa Irlam who noticed a gap in the market and took the plunge into the wearable fitness technology world

Tips guaranteed to cut your bills

Monday, September 5, 2016

Tips guaranteed to save you money on your business essentials

Tips on taking photographs for your business

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Top tips on taking photographs for your small business

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