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The Business and IP Centre at the British Library at St Pancras has many useful free resources to help business start ups and is open six days a week, including evenings Monday – Friday. Resources include databases, publications and industry guides, which provide essential information such as competitor analysis and intellectual property basics. Start ups can also access free and low-cost advice through workshops, webinars and one-to-one sessions.

The Business and IP Centre’s website also provides a range of articles on starting your business, protecting your intellectual property and growing your business.

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