What next for my business idea?

- , 10.00 - 17.00 FREE

Find out how the Start-ups in London Libraries programme can help you achieve business success.

To keep our users and staff safe we've decided to suspend our events, including our Start-ups in London Libraries workshops. We are working to make these accessible digitally and will update this event listing to a webinar in the near future. 

In this first full-day workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using borough libraries' and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s collection of market intelligence and business resources, including COBRA and Mintel to protect your intellectual property and develop a strategic roadmap for your business.

Workshop itinerary:

Introduction to Business Information

In the first part of the day, learn how to use these resources to help you understand your market, develop a winning business plan and find new customers and clients. Join us to get ahead of the competition!

How do I protect my business idea?

In the second part of the day we will start to delve into what is unique in your business and how you can go about protecting it and making money from it in the future. This could be a trade mark, patent, design or copyright or a combination of all four. Your business - regardless of if it's a new product or service - will have some form of intellectual property whether it is in the design, name, logo or brand so this a crucial stage in the success of your business.

This workshop is part of a two day offering. So do book to attend the follow on fully funded workshop Get ready for business for more business information.


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: What next for my business idea?
When: - , 10.00 - 17.00
Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: SiLLWorkshopBookings@bl.uk