Get ready for business - Start-ups in London Libraries

- , 10.00 - 17.00 FREE
Attendees at a Start-ups in London Libraries workshop in Croydon
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Find out how to set up your business and avoid common start-up pitfalls in seven easy steps

Our Start-ups in London Libraries workshops are now available as webinars accessible remotely from wherever you are. To book your place on one of our webinar workshops, please visit our Eventbrite page

This high energy and practical full-day, 6-hour workshop (including regular breaks with refreshments) is your practical guide to setting up your business.

Our experts will cover the following steps to help you develop your business idea from concept to market and will include: 

Creating a robust business

  • Reasons why businesses fail
  • Is it for me?

  • What are the characteristics of an entrepreneur
  • What skills, talent or experience are required?
  • Do I work 9-5 or 5-9?
  • Why start a business?

  • Importance of your values
  • Starting a business in its simplest from – Minimum Viable Product

  • What is needed for you to start your business?
  • Researching the market
  • Testing and validating your idea
  • Getting started – Legal and operations – the things you need to know!

  • Company formation
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Let’s build a simple but effective business plan

  • Types of business plans – traditional vs modern
  • The Business Model Canvas
  • Time to build your plan!

    Practical advice will be enhanced by interactive exercises to embed your learning and ensure you can apply what you’ve learned. By the end of this workshop, you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to successfully set up your own business.

    The upcoming webinar dates are: 

     17 June
     15 July
     29 July
     12 August
     26 August
     9 September
     23 September


    This workshop is part of a three day offering. So do book to attend the follow on fully funded workshop What next for my business idea? and our two-part Marketing Masterclass for more business information.


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

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


    You should be an aspiring entrepreneur with a business idea you want to develop.



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


    Name: Get ready for business - Start-ups in London Libraries
    When: - , 10.00 - 17.00
    Price: Admission: Free entry
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