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Guildhall, Aldermanbury, City of London, London, Greater London EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
020 7332 1812Visit Website

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.

365 Events found

January 2018
£7.50

Business planning for success in 2018

January 23 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

This seminar will teach you the practical tools and techniques needed to plan for business success. It will cover how to create a vision and goals for your business, as well as how to stay motivated and overcome every day challenges. Favourite

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£7.50

Developing mental toughness

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to this session to learn how developing mental toughness and managing stress can make a difference to your business. Favourite

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£10

Networking lunch – recruitment for small businesses

January 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Come along to this working lunch to hear about the essential things that business owners need to consider when recruiting. Favourite

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£7.50

Four essential steps to starting and growing a business

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

This practical workshop will introduce the four essential steps to starting or growing a successful business. You will learn how to identify potential customers and sell to them. Favourite

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£7.50

Successful networking for entrepreneurs

January 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come along to this event to learn how to network successfully and with confidence. You will learn how to make meaningful connections and pitch for new business. Favourite

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£7.50

Video marketing for small businesses

January 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to this seminar to learn how to harness the power of video marketing for your business. Favourite

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£7.50

Marketing and social media for your small business

January 31 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come along to this workshop to learn how to use social media for your small business. It will help you to identify the best social media channels for your business, as well as top tips for how to use them most effectively. Favourite

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February 2018
£7.50

Blogging and SEO

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come along to this workshop to discover how to choose blog topics which are popular and grab the reader’s attention. You will also learn how to use keyword searches and search engine optimisation (SEO) to ensure your blog posts or web pages are ranked highly in Google. Favourite

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£7.50

Building the right team for your business

February 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to this seminar to learn about the soft skills that are involved in leading and managing individuals and teams. Favourite

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£7.50

Introduction to mobile marketing

February 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come along to this workshop to discover how to create an effective mobile marketing strategy for your business. You will also  be given tips and resources to help your business make the most of mobile marketing. Favourite

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£10

B2B database training

February 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this session, an experienced business librarian will explain how to use the specialist resources in City Business Library to research company information and create B2B contact lists. Favourite

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£7.50

A Beginner’s Guide to Intellectual Property

February 8 @ 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. It will cover: Patents Trade marks Registered designs Copyright Favourite

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£7.50

Create and Contribute to Virtual Teams

February 13 @ 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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£7.50

Public Funding for Business Innovation

February 14 @ 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

Secrets to the perfect elevator pitch

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to this session to learn how to deliver the perfect elevator pitch with confidence. Favourite

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£7.5

Develop your side hustle while still employed

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to this seminar to learn practical tips and tools that will help you launch your new business while employed. It will cover how to create time for your business idea, as well as how to manage your time most effectively. Favourite

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£7.50

Time management for business

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

Come along to this workshop to learn time management tools and techniques for your business. As a result, you will be able to structure your week and day for optimal results. Favourite

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March 2018
£7.50

Networking Effectively

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

Come along to this event to learn the five things to remember when in networking situations, including how to break the ice and get into conversations. It will also cover how to follow up with key contacts and manage business cards effectively. Favourite

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£10

B2B Database Training

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

At this workshop, attendees will learn how to use the City Business Library’s electronic resources to create B2B contact lists and get more background about competitors. Favourite

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£7.50

Successful Networking for Entrepreneurs

March 6 @ 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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£7.50

Achieving Commercial Success as a Sustainable Fashion Brand

March 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The seminar will address some of the bottle necks the sustainable fashion industry faces today and how they can be overcome. There will be time of Q&A with a mini panel consisting of longstanding success stories and up and coming pioneers to inspire future sustainable fashionistas. Favourite

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£7.50

How to Connect with Bloggers

March 8 @ 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

Leadership and team growth for businesses scaling up

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to this workshop to learn the soft skills that are involved in leading and managing individuals and teams. Favourite

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£7.50

Resilience in business

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to this workshop to discover how developing mental toughness and managing your stressors can make a difference to your business. Favourite

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£7.50

Mobile marketing – mobile apps

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Come along to this seminar to learn why developing a mobile app could take your business to a new level. Favourite

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£7.50

Marketing and social media for your small business

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

This workshop will cover practical marketing tips and how to use social media for your business. It will explore the key marketing channels and how to use them, as well as top strategy tips for using the most popular social media platforms. Favourite

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£7.50

Three steps to increasing trust, sales and profits with key customers

March 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to this seminar to learn the three actions that can drive greater trust, sales and profits with key customers over the next 30 days. Favourite

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£10

Introduction to business start-up

March 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will outline some of the key considerations before starting your own business. It will cover legal structure, business planning, funding and market research. Favourite

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£10

Introduction to GDPR and doing business online securely

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This seminar is designed for business owners who want to find out more about GDPR and how it will affect them. It will also cover some of the common risks of doing business online and the steps you can take to protect your business. Favourite

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£7.50

How to create effective video content to market your business

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

Come along to this workshop to discover the five step process for creating effective video content which engages your audience and achieves your desired results. Favourite

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£7.50

Growing teams and scaling up

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

Come along to this seminar to learn how small business owners can grow teams and scale up their business. Favourite

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£7.50

How to use SEO tools to optimise your website

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This session will guide you through how Yoast, a free SEO plugin for WordPress, can be used to speed up the basic on-page SEO process. Favourite

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April 2018
£10

B2B Database Training

April 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

At this practical workshop, attendee will learn how to use the library’s specialist resources to find potential customers and suppliers. Attendees will learn how to create B2B contact lists and get more information about competitors. Favourite

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£7.50

Perfecting your business branding

April 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come along to this event to learn how to perfect your brand and the positive impact this will have on your business. Favourite

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May 2018
£20

One-to-one business start-up advice session

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - July 4 @ 4:00 pm

Come along for a one-to-one meeting with an experienced business librarian, and learn what you need to do before starting your own business. At the meeting you will consider the practical aspects of starting up including legal issues, raising finance, intellectual property and more. Favourite

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