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Guildhall, Aldermanbury, City of London, London, Greater London EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
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Public car parking spaces are available at London Wall (24 hours), Barbican (8am to midnight) and Aldersgate (24 hours). The nearest public cycle stands are on Adermanbury outside the library. There is a Santander Cycle Hire docking station on Aldermanbury near the corner of Gresham Street.

The nearest stations are Moorgate (not wheelchair accessible), Liverpool Street (wheelchair accessible), Fenchurch Street, Cannon Street, Blackfriars and City Thames Link.

Bus routes include 242, 25, 8 and 501 (to Cheapside), 11,15, 23 and 26 (to Queen Victoria Street), 43, 76, 133, 141, 214, 271 (to Moorgate), 172 (to London Wall).

City Business Library is fully accessible to those with disabilities. There is a hearing induction loop and a computer workstation equipped with Zoomtext screen magnification and Jaws text-to-speech software as well as an electronic magnifier. Facilities for disabled users are located within the Guildhall Complex in the West Wing. Guide dogs are welcome in the library.

The Blue Badge Scheme does not apply in the City, but there is parking in the Square Mile for people with disabilities. Over 200 bays are available for Blue Badge holders and these can be used for four hours on weekdays. There is no time limit at the weekend. Around St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the bays can be used for six hours on weekdays. Blue Badge holders can park for an extra hour at pay and display bays after the expiry of purchased time.

362 Events found

September 2017
£7.50

Improve your cash flow using fintech

September 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this seminar we will look into the ways you can make good use of fintech to increase your profits, reduce costs, take control of your business finances, manage your employees more effectively and grow your business. Favourite

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£7.50

SEO tips and tricks to make Google love your website

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to this seminar to find out ways to improve your site content to make it the hub of useful information that Google favours. You’ll also learn how to make practical and low cost changes to your site which will greatly improve your search ranking results. Favourite

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£7.50

Setting up a Social Enterprise

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

In this seminar, the School for Social Entrepreneurs will discuss some of the main things to consider when starting a social enterprise and highlight the organisations that you can contact for support. It will cover: How to take the first steps in setting up a social enterprise Different examples of social enterprises The characteristics of a successful social enterprise The funding options available to social enterprises Some of the risks and challenges you could face Favourite

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£7.50

Create and Contribute to Virtual Teams

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This seminar will help you set up an effective virtual meeting and break with the attitude that meetings are a waste of time and money. Favourite

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October 2017
£10

Introduction to Business Start-Up

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In the first part of this two-part workshop we will look at some of the key elements to starting a business, including legal structure, funding and your business plan. In the second part we will introduce some of the City Business Library’s specialist resources and how you can use them to research your market. Favourite

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£7.50

The Secrets to the Perfect Elevator Pitch

October 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this seminar attendees will learn the three secrets to the perfect elevator pitch. Favourite

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£7.50

What does a good customer look like?

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

To be successful, you need to identify which companies are most likely to buy your product or service today so that you can focus your sales effort on them and to leave the others for tomorrow. Come along to find out how to find the right customer for your business. Favourite

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£7.50

Mobile Marketing Made Easy

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join marketing experts Joyce Ong and Vee Roberts in a session to discover how to use mobile as an effective marketing tactic. During the session you will be given tips and resources to help your business. Favourite

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£7.50

Building a Sales Strategy

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to find out how to build a sales strategy so you focus on the right things to ensure that you have every chance of success. Favourite

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£7.50

Public Funding for Business Innovation

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this talk David Farbey, a Senior Technical Consultant for tax and grant specialists Myriad Associates looks at some government funded sources of grant finance for business projects and at various HMRC initiatives that can reduce a company’s Corporation Tax bill. Favourite

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£7.50

A Beginner’s Guide to Intellectual Property

October 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This session will introduce the various areas of intellectual property and help you understand which may apply to you and your business: Patents Trade marks Registered designs Copyright Know-how and trade secrets Favourite

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£7.50

Developing Mental Toughness for Entrepreneurs

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

During the workshop you will start to gain an awareness of your own mental toughness and areas for development. It will cover the four characteristics of mental toughness, tools and techniques to develop mental toughness, and how to develop an action plan focused on you and your business goals. Favourite

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£7.50

Growing Your Team

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

While this seminar touches on the legalities and technicalities of employment law, it is predominantly about the ‘softer skills’ used in leading and managing individuals and teams. Favourite

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£7.50

Master the Power of WordPress

October 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This introductory course will take you through step-by-step to creating your own website. Favourite

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£7.50

Marketing and Social Media for Small Businesses

October 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This seminar will cover practical marketing tips that are based on day-to-day experience, marketing channels and how to use them, and top strategy tips for the social media platforms most popular currently. It is aimed at small and micro-businesses who are already doing marketing or just getting started. Favourite

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£10

Business to Business Database Training

October 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this practical workshop, attendees will learn how to use the City Business Library’s electronic resources to research potential customers and competitors. You will find out how to: Create contact lists to get names, telephone numbers, addresses and more. Get more background on your competitors or potential contacts including their financial data, ownership, risk and more. Favourite

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£7.50

How to Connect with Bloggers

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Through this workshop  you will learn how to connect with bloggers, to achieve the greatest impact for your business, which includes improved sales, as well as increasing your business profile. Favourite

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£7.50

Assert your Personal Brand

October 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will deepen your knowledge of the importance of personal branding, how it impacts productivity and helps improve relationships. Takeaways: Insight into how personal branding impacts sales and productivity Recognition of personal effectiveness/ professional capacity Growth in, confidence, personal presence and power An inventory of assertiveness skills, self-management tools and techniques Favourite

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£10

Networking Lunch: Five LinkedIn Sales Strategies

October 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Connect with a wide variety of people from all sectors and introduce your business to them. There will be a short talk from our guest speaker, Jermaine Edwards who will focus on “The 5 Unbeatable LinkedIn Sales Strategies.” There will then be a chance to network with like-minded entrepreneurs over lunch and refreshments. Favourite

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November 2017
£7.50

Insight into the ethical fashion market

November 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come along to this seminar to find out more about the latest trends and developments in the ethical fashion market. Favourite

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£7.50

A Beginner’s Guide to Intellectual Property

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This session will introduce the various areas of intellectual property and help you understand which may apply to you and your business. It will cover: Patents Trade marks Registered designs Copyright Favourite

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£7.50

How to Get Over your Networking Nerves in Six Easy Steps

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

In this interactive workshop with Dwain Reid he will share some tips on how to deal with networking events including how to get over the nerves that we all feel beforehand. Favourite

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£7.50

10 tools to get you to page one of Google

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

In this month’s session, experienced SEO guru Mike Loomey walks you through 10 of the most effective, free and easy to use SEO tools. Favourite

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£7.50

Successful Networking for Entrepreneurs

November 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This seminar will teach you the secret to making meaningful connections and finally enjoying networking, how to find the right events, how to act while networking and much more! Favourite

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£10

Business to Business Database Training

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This hands-on workshop, using the City Business Library’s specialist electronic resources, will help you find companies to do business with. Favourite

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£7.50

Define Your Vision Statement

November 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

During this workshop you’ll learn: Why it’s so important to have a clear vision statement for your business. The difference between vision and mission statements. How they can be used to propel your business forward. How to craft a vision statement for your business that inspires you and your team. Favourite

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£7.50

How To Be ‘On Message’ When Promoting Your Business

November 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Whether you have to give a presentation or on-camera interview, learn how to become media ready and stay ‘on message’. This event will cover how to: Know your target audience Research your key media Define your message Favourite

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£7.50

Marketing and Social Media for Small Businesses

November 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This seminar will cover practical marketing tips, marketing channels and how to use them, and top tips for the social media platforms most popular currently. Favourite

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£7.50

Three Steps to Increasing Trust, Sales and Profits with Key Customers

November 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to this event to learn the three actions that can drive greater trust, sales and profit with every key customer in your business in the next 30 days. Favourite

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£7.50

Create and Develop your Business Model

November 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This practical and creative workshop will help you identify how your business idea or organisation creates, delivers and captures value. By the end of the session you will be able to: Present a complex ideal in one page Design a simple business model for your business Create a snapshot of your business/idea Identify issues that could affect the performance of your business/ideas Identify areas you need to develop and possible opportunities Favourite

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£7.50

Master the Power of WordPress

November 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This course is ideal for beginners and will take you through a step-by-step process for creating your very own website. No need for coding or programming skills, all you need is the willingness to learn something new. Favourite

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£7.50

How to Build an Effective Team

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This event will help attendees build communicative, effective and strong teams. You will learn how to listen to staff and empower them. Favourite

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£7.50

The Legal Basics Workshop for Running a Small Business

November 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Jo Sutton and Nicola Lucas from Nockolds Solicitors will give you the basics in commercial law and employment law to set you off on the right track. The workshop will also include an open Q&A session. Favourite

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December 2017
£7.50

Time Management: Focus on What Matters Most in Your Business

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This insightful workshop with productivity expert Mira Rutter will equip you with practical tools and techniques to get you back in control of your life. You will walk away with a plan on how to maximise your time and get more of what’s important done in your business. Favourite

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£7.50

Successfully Incorporating Google Maps and Google My Business Into Your Website

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This month, experienced SEO coach Mike Loomey looks at paid for ads and recommends some other free methods that web owners might use for more immediate effect. These include an in-depth look at Google Maps & Google My Business. Favourite

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£7.50

The Secrets to the Perfect Elevator Pitch

December 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn the three secrets to the perfect elevator pitch so that people want to work with you or refer people to you. Favourite

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£10

Introduction to Business Start Up

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this two-part course we will look at some of the key elements to starting a business. Topics covered include writing a business plan, legal structures and finding funding. Favourite

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