To keep our users and staff safe we’ve decided to close our public spaces for the time being and suspend events. This includes the BIPC in London and our Start-ups in London Libraries workshops in borough libraries. We know that small business owners and entrepreneurs are facing an incredibly worrying and uncertain period and, at the BIPC, we want to use our online resources to offer as much support and information as we can in these difficult times.
If you were planning to attend an upcoming workshop we’ll be in touch to let you know if and when this event will be rescheduled or to arrange a refund. Please bear with us while we make these arrangements.
In the meantime some of our workshops will be running as webinars and you can watch previous events on our YouTube channel. There are also articles, blogs and Industry Guides on our website. We’re here for businesses during these closures and can’t wait to welcome you back when we reopen.
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. Or if you want specialised start-up support we have a programme for that too.
What’s more we have a pilot programme, Start-ups in London Libraries, working in a hub and spoke model with 10 London boroughs to collaboratively provide support to aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage SMEs as well as 13 National Network Centres around the UK.
Upcoming workshops & events
Join our Marketing Masterclass to discover how to determine and reach customers for your new business venture.
Your wellbeing is important to us. To help you find some balance, we have partnered with Anis Qizilbash, she runs the London BIPC centre’s monthly Build Resilience, Restore Balance sessions, to provide you with free daily meditation sessions.
Learn to build the internal capacity required to become fit to supply or contract ready.
Learn the basics of better photography with a mix of presentation and hands-on workshop.
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.
Over £5m worth of current market reports from top publishers Mintel, Frost & Sullivan, Passport and more.
Up-to-date quality information on intellectual property and for researching key industries, handpicked by our experts.
Read our articles for top tips and advice on starting and growing your business and protecting your intellectual property
Our staff provide free hour-long advice sessions to talk through your ideas in confidence, helping you to develop your business ideas and business plan
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