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Start Your Business with the BIPC

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 […]

Electronic Resources from City Business Library

The City Business Library provides specialist information resources to startups and business owners. It is not necessary to be a library member, but members can access some resources remotely. Topics covered include business start-up, export and market research.    A Growth Hub Guide to help with starting a business Common Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail […]

Protecting Your Ideas

Intellectual property is vital to the business process, which means business owners need to know how to protect an idea, whether it’s an invention or a brand name. The Business and IP Centre provides information about patents, trademarks, copyright and registered designs.    Growth Hub Guides to help you protect your ideas Intellectual Property Rights […]

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Intellectual Property Office

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is responsible for intellectual property rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright. It provides advice to start ups and business owners on how to identify and protect intellectual property, and where to go for more help.    A Growth Hub Guide to help you protect your ideas Intellectual Property […]

Grow Your Business with the BIPC

The Business and IP Centre based in the British Library can provide advice and guidance about how to grow a business. This includes information on issues such as trading internationally, developing a new product range, taking on more staff and increasing profits. Support includes articles, workshops, events and case studies. Growth Hub Guides to help […]

IoD Business Information Service

The Institute of Directors (IoD) provides a business information services for its members. IoD members can access information on topics ranging from market forecasts and industry trends, to trading abroad and employee salaries. IoD members can use the service free of charge up to 25 times a year. A Growth Hub Guide to help with […]