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British Library Business & IP Centre (BIPC)

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96 Euston Road, Camden, London, Greater London NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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186 Events found

February 2019
18 Feb
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£45

Pitching with confidence

Come along to this workshop to learn how to pitch with confidence. It will cover how to control nerves, engage with an audience and deliver an effective pitch.

18 Feb
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£20

What next for my business idea?

This event will help you decide whether your business idea is a good one. You’ll also learn how to develop a strategy to strengthen your business position and boost your chances of success.

18 Feb
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
£20

How do I research my market?

Come along to this workshop to learn how to use the market research databases in the British Library to find out all you need to know about a particular sector. It will also cover essential field research, how to engage with your customers and how to identify your target market.

20 Feb
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£45

Presenting With Confidence

This workshop will support attendees to develop their public speaking skills and present with confidence. Attendees will learn how to engage an audience, control nerves and deliver engaging speeches.

20 Feb
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£20

How do I use the British Library collections for my business research?

This workshop will demonstrate the breadth of resources held at the British Library. You’ll also learn how to use them to answer questions like: How is a market sector developing? What is the key legislation affecting my area of business? What new technology is emerging in my sector? What opportunities will be presented to me by economic, cultural and social changes? What artistic and creative works can give me new ideas?

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21 Feb
10:30 am
- 2:30 pm
£45

Raise your profile – shine your light

Come along to this workshop to learn how to secure media coverage and boost your business profile. You will learn: How media coverage can support your business success How to combine reactive and proactive PR How to create content that drives traffic to your website.  

22 Feb
9:30 am
- 11:30 am
Free

Coffee Morning at the Business & IP Centre

With a collection of commercial data and intellectual property resources worth over £5 million and 20+ workshops and one-to-ones taking place each week, it can be difficult to know how to get started when it comes to using the Business & IP Centre  (BIPC) to find answers to your business questions. This new series of Coffee Mornings is designed to give you the opportunity to meet the BIPC team, ask questions, find out about upcoming events, make connections with other entrepreneurs and…

22 Feb
10:00 am
- 4:30 pm
£45

How to start and run a successful restaurant or coffee bar

Attendees at this workshop will learn how to run a successful and commercially viable hospitality business. The workshop will cover topics including market research, generating a business plan, suppliers and legal requirements.

22 Feb
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
£20

The creative business check-list

This event is aimed at anyone who is thinking about turning a creative passion into a business. It will cover: How to test if your creative passion has revenue potential How to stand out from others in the same sector Researching the creative sector Future trends in the creative sector How to remain true to your vision.

25 Feb
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
Free

Introduction to using the Business & IP Centre

This free workshop provides a practical introduction to the essential resources, events and activities available in the Business & IP Centre. You will also find out how they can be most effectively applied to meet the needs of your business.

25 Feb
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Free

How do I protect a business idea?

This workshop will introduce the various areas of intellectual property and help you understand which ones may apply to you and your business. It will cover patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright.

25 Feb
6:00 pm
- 8:30 pm
Free

Inventors’ Club

The Investors’ Club series is designed to help you refine, protect and commercialise that new product idea you’ve been tinkering with. Attendees will have the chance to network with others in the same boat, as well as hear from speakers who have successfully commercialised their inventions. This special edition of the Inventors’ Club is part of the library’s Season of Digital Disruption and delivered in partnership with London Growth Hub. It will focus on opportunities for disrupting existing sectors using…

27 Feb
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£35

Get cash flow confident

Come along to this practical workshop to gain the financial knowledge, confidence and tools to understand, forecast and manage your business finances.

27 Feb
2:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
£48

Online marketing masterclass

This online marketing masterclass covers the nine fundamental aspects of digital marketing that you need to know to be successful on the web.

28 Feb
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£145

How to build a brand

This interactive workshop will help you build a successful brand. It will cover: How to improve your creative communications How to get more customers and sales How to attract the best talent How to pitch to investors. Ticket prices range from £22.50 to £145.

March 2019
01 Mar
2:00 pm
- 4:30 pm
£30

How much will it cost to develop my new product and get it to market?

Come along to this workshop to explore what is involved in bringing a physical product to market. It will also provide some insight on the typical costs for each stage of product development.

05 Mar
10:00 am
- 5:00 pm
Free

Get started workshop

This one-day workshop will cover the essentials of what you need to do to set up and launch a business. It will cover marketing, financing a new business and writing a business plan. It will also help you decide whether you are ready to start your own business.

05 Mar
5:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
£20

Tips for better smartphone photography for your business

With a mix of presentation and hands-on experience, this workshop will teach you the basics of better photography using a smartphone.  

06 Mar
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£60

Getting it made

This interactive session, part of the Design Create Sell series of workshops, is essential for any designer-maker that is unsure about how to go about getting their products made or are experiencing problems with their production. It will give you an understanding of sampling, production and quality control procedures, and the systems you need to have in place in order to avoid expensive mistakes.

06 Mar
10:00 am
- 4:30 pm
£35

Business Advice Clinic

This event is a great opportunity to have a one-to-one meeting with an experienced business adviser. It is suitable for both start ups and established businesses that are having growing pains.

06 Mar
2:00 pm
- 4:30 pm
£36.59

How to sell without being ‘salesy’

Come along to this workshop to learn how to get customers to buy from you without being a typical salesperson. It will also cover the biggest mistakes that crush sales and how to close without crumbling.

07 Mar
10:00 am
- 12:30 pm
Free

Protecting your intellectual property abroad

This workshop will explore intellectual property (IP) at home and abroad. It will cover: the different types of IP; how different countries can have different IP rules; protecting IP abroad; identifying potential IP issues when exporting; and where to seek further help and advice.

11 Mar
10:30 am
- 1:00 pm
Free

Introduction to using the Business & IP Centre

This workshop will provide a practical introduction to the business and intellectual property resources available in the Business & IP Centre, as well as how they can be most effectively applied to meet the needs of your business.

11 Mar
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Free

How do I protect a business idea?

This workshop will introduce the various areas of intellectual property and help you understand which ones may apply to you and your business. It will cover patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright.

12 Mar
10:00 am
- 5:00 pm
£20

Getting that new product to market

This event is an opportunity to have a one-to-one meeting with an experienced practitioner in product development, prototyping, researching markets, manufacturing, funding and working out the route to market.

12 Mar
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
£25

The business breakthrough workshop

This workshop will help you discover a series of new breakthroughs so that you can take your business to the next level. It will cover: How to (re)discover your start-up/scale-up purpose Customer motivations How to make your customers feel special How to build the right team Risk and personal resilience.

12 Mar
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
£25

Building winning teams

This workshop is aimed at founders, directors and senior managers who are about to start recruiting and managing people, or are at the point of increasing their employee complement. It will cover: How to identify and fill skills gaps How to build a team Managing a team Motivating a team Leadership and management styles Delegating Managing performance.

13 Mar
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£35

Soul Trader: your life, your business

Join life and business coach Rasheed Ogunlaru for this empowering and practical workshop designed to help you reduce the financial and emotional costs of starting and growing a business.

13 Mar
4:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
£25

Networking for success

Join business coach Rasheed Ogunlaru to learn how to network for success. It will cover how to develop a strategic networking plan; overcome nerves; make a positive and punchy impression; and find your own authentic networking style.

14 Mar
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£35

Getting started with blogging

This workshop will explore the impact of blogging, as well as provide an introduction to blogging for beginners. It will cover: Which platform to pick and how to get set up Your audience How to choose your topic What you must commit to run a blog The benefits of blogging for your business How to make money from a blog Dos and don’ts Turning your blog into a book.

14 Mar
1:30 pm
- 5:30 pm
£50

How to attract the right investors

This event is for entrepreneurs who are either in the start-up phase and unsure of where and how to raise the capital to launch, or are already trading but need more capital to reach profitability and scale. Come along to this event to discover a simple to follow, step-by-step approach to securing investment.

15 Mar
10:00 am
- 4:30 pm
£45

How to start and run a successful restaurant or coffee bar

Attendees at this workshop will learn how to run a successful and commercially viable hospitality business. The workshop will cover topics including market research, generating a business plan, suppliers and legal requirements.

18 Mar
10:30 am
- 1:30 pm
£20

How does copyright affect my business?

This mini-masterclass will give you a clear understanding of how copyright applies to your creations including your website, photographs and business brochures.

19 Mar
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
£20

How do I start using social media for business?

This workshop will cover some of the key social media platforms, with tips on how to use them effectively to engage your customers to increase sales and brand awareness. You will also learn how to develop a social media strategy and see a variety of free software tools to help you along the way.

20 Mar
1:00 pm
- 5:30 pm
£54.49

What next for your invention – plan, prototype or protect?

If you are involved in invention, product development, patents, intellectual property or commercialisation, then this workshop is for you. Come along to get expert advice about project planning, idea creation, product design, protecting your idea and intellectual property.

21 Mar
10:00 am
- 2:00 pm
£48

Hiring Masterclass – The 6 step process to hiring superstars

In this masterclass, taught by small business hiring expert Helen Sanders, all attendees will leave with the practical steps, skills, processes and systems to dramatically improve hiring results. You will also learn the six-step process to hiring superstars.

22 Mar
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£22.99

How to write a successful business plan

This three-hour interactive workshop will help you perfect your current business plan, or write a new one from scratch with all the key elements needed.

25 Mar
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Free

How do I protect a business idea?

This workshop 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 and copyright.

26 Mar
2:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
£48

Online marketing masterclass

This masterclass covers the nine fundamental areas of digital marketing that you need to know to be successful online. It will cover: email marketing, blogging, creating engaging content, Facebook for business, and using Google to promote and grow your business.

27 Mar
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£35

Get cash flow confident

Come along to ‘Get Cash Flow Confident’ to learn the practical skills and tools to help you understand, manage and forecast for growth. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of financial reporting, financial forecasts and how to manage business growth.

27 Mar
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Free

Webinar: How to get your blog online

This webinar will introduce the knowledge and tools you need for a successful bog.

28 Mar
10:30 am
- 2:30 pm
£45

Raise your profile – shine your light

Come along to this workshop to learn how to secure media coverage and boost your business profile. You will learn: How media coverage can support your business success How to combine reactive and proactive PR How to create content that drives traffic to your website.  

29 Mar
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£45

Build a brand and sell your story

This workshop, aimed at businesses and charities, will introduce some effective ways to tell your story on a budget and get your brand noticed. It will cover: How to test your ideas about your brand Brand positioning statements How to use branding to stand out How to bring your brand to life Brand guidelines

May 2019
16 May
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£145

How to build a brand

This interactive workshop will help you build a successful brand. It will cover: How to improve your creative communications How to get more customers and sales How to attract the best talent How to pitch to investors. Ticket prices range from £22.50 to £145.

June 2019
18 Jun
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£145

How to build a brand

This interactive workshop will help you build a successful brand. It will cover: How to improve your creative communications How to get more customers and sales How to attract the best talent How to pitch to investors. Ticket prices range from £22.50 to £145.

July 2019
18 Jul
10:00 am
- 1:00 pm
£145

How to build a brand

This interactive workshop will help you build a successful brand. It will cover: How to improve your creative communications How to get more customers and sales How to attract the best talent How to pitch to investors. Ticket prices range from £22.50 to £145.