Start-ups in London Libraries

Our Start-ups in London Libraries workshops are now available as webinars which are accessible remotely, wherever you are. Check out our schedule and register your place on one of online workshops at our Eventbrite page

In the meantime, to book a digital one-to-one with one of our in-borough Business Champions, please send them an email at the below address:

About Start-ups in London Libraries:

London libraries are transforming the way ideas grow into successful businesses. By partnering with ten London boroughs, we are developing a community of new and existing business owners, which is free to join and open to everyone. Whether you are just setting out, need advice on protecting your intellectual property, or simply have a brilliant idea you want to discuss, we're here to guide you. 

But before we start, the housework...

To take part in the Start-ups in London Libraries workshops, you or your business needs to have a London-based postcode and you need to be:

The owner of a business which has been registered at Companies House for fewer than 12 months.

Or

An aspiring entrepreneur with a business idea you want to develop.

If you fit into one of the above categories, then you are eligible to attend our free quarterly workshops

 

And now, for the fun stuff: the workshops themselves

Start-ups in London Libraries offer three workshops, which aim to put practical support in place for entrepreneurs at the earliest stage of their business development. These workshops are:

What next for my business?

Covers all the fundamentals of using the BIPC's and your library's resources to protect your intellectual property and develop a strategic roadmap for your business. Please note that the online version of this workshop is split into two webinars. 

Get ready for business

Find out how to set up your business and avoid common start-up pitfalls in seven easy steps in this high energy and practical workshop.

Marketing Masterclass (Parts 1 and 2)

Split into two half-day workshops, our Marketing Masterclasses will equip you with the knowledge and resources needed to increase brand awareness and attract more customers.

 

Have a look at the video below to see what some of the Business and IP Centre's success stories have to say about the influence of the BIPC on their businesses, and what they think about this latest initiative to make the BIPC resources and expertise even more accessible.

  


The combination of these workshops will give you the insight and support to start and grow your business and, once completed, you will be awarded a personalised Start-ups in London Libraries certificate.   

Our next webinars are taking place on the following dates: 

What next for my business idea?   Get ready for business   Marketing Masterclass: Part 1   Marketing Masterclass: Part 2 
 19 May  14 May   15 May  9 May
 2 June  20 May  1 June  16 May
 16 June  21 May  6 June  5 June
   27 May  12 June  8 June


Access more business resources online:

Free industry and IP guides

Up-to-date quality information on intellectual property and researching key industries, handpicked by our experts.

The project is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the British Library, ten participating London boroughs and generously supported by J.P. Morgan and Arts Council England.

 

 What next for my business idea?   Get ready for business   
Bexley  8 October 21 November 
Croydon 10 December  18 December 
Greenwich  15 October  11 December 
Haringey  3 December  4 December 
Lambeth  22 October  31 October
Lewisham  5 November 7 November
Newham  12 November  14 November 
Southwark  26 November  5 December 
Tower Hamlets  19 November  20 November
Waltham Forest  5 November 6 November
 What next for my business idea?   Get ready for business   
Bexley  8 October 21 November 
Croydon 10 December  18 December 
Greenwich  15 October  11 December 
Haringey  3 December  4 December 
Lambeth  22 October  31 October
Lewisham  5 November 7 November
Newham  12 November  14 November 
Southwark  26 November  5 December 
Tower Hamlets  19 November  20 November
Waltham Forest  5 November 6 November

Upcoming workshops & events

Webinar FREE

Webinar: Introduction to intellectual property

An understanding of intellectual property and its protection is vital for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, a brand name or a song.

Webinar

Webinar: How to create a pitch deck to secure investment offers

Are you unsure of how to create a pitch deck to attract the right investors?

Business resilience toolkit

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This is a completely unprecedented time for small businesses and business owners. We have been working on developing a bespoke toolkit for small business owners for this period, all of which can be accessed remotely, wherever you are.

Workshop FREE

Marketing Masterclass - Start-ups in London Libraries

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Join our Marketing Masterclass to discover how to determine and reach customers for your new business venture.

All business events