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British Library Business & IP Centre (BIPC)

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September 2017
Free

How to get your business online

September 21 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am

At this workshop you will learn how to grow your business online by creating a great, user-friendly website. It will cover: Getting started online How to get a website that works for your business Five common web design mistakes Website optimisation This event is being delivered as part of the British Library Business & IP Centre’s Start-up Day 2017. Come a long for a full day of free events, training and inspiration talks design to help you turn your business…

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£30

Pitching with confidence

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will ensure that you have the knowledge about “who” you need to be when pitching and what goes into making a great pitch. It will cover: Why pitching is vital to any business Who you need to “be” for people to buy into you and your business How to craft an engaging elevator pitch How to be an engaging presenter and stay calm Favourite

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£20

How do I research a business idea?

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come along to discover how to find the information you need to start and grow your business. It will cover what information is available in the Business & IP Centre and also what information is available online. It will also cover how primary research, such as talking to customers, can be built into your strategy. Favourite

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£35

StartUp Saturday

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

StartUp Saturday is a fun and friendly one-day course for people who want to start their own business. It will cover: Things to include in your business plan Market research, marketing and social media Registering your company and protecting your brand Selling and customers Favourite

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£25

Raise your profile (part one)

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

This masterclass is aimed at equipping small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools needed to generate their own publicity and raise the profile of their business on a limited budget. Attendees will leave with: An understanding of how to create your press kit An understanding of the importance of a tailored media contact list in securing the right coverage for your business An understanding of how to create a 12 month PR plan for your business Favourite

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£35

Introduction to licensing

September 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will cover the basic principles of licensing to help you progress the commercialisation of your business. It is ideal for lone inventors and any business owners looking to licence. Favourite

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£25

Raise your profile (part two)

September 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This masterclass is aimed at equipping small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools needed to generate their own publicity and raise the profile of their business on a limited budget. Attendees will leave with: An understanding of how to create your press kit An understanding of the importance of a tailored media contact list in securing the right coverage for your business An understanding of how to create a 12 month PR plan for your business Favourite

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£50

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

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This workshop aims to inform, inspire and support early-stage businesses and individuals involved in any aspect of invention, product development and commercialisation. You will come away with useful and tangible information, processes and advice that can be applied to your business or used to address your specific product development issues. Favourite

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£20

Inventions Advice Clinics

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come along to a one-to-one session for expert advice about design and prototyping, intellectual property and licensing. Favourite

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£10

Getting your idea ready for start up funding

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This one-day workshop is aimed at people looking to start a business and provides help developing your idea and understanding the Government StartUp Loan scheme. Favourite

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£39

How to start and run a successful restaurant or coffee bar

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Before embarking on your journey of establishing a food and drink business, equip yourself with the essential knowledge you need to have in order to run a successful and viable hospitality establishment. This event will cover: Coming up with the idea and market research Generating a business plan Suppliers, stock and staffing Legal requirements Choosing the right property Customer service Apps and technologies Favourite

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October 2017
£20

How do I research my market?

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This practical workshop will show you how to use essential market research databases at the British Library to find out all you need to know about a particular sector. It will also cover field research to complement published market research. Find out what your customers think about your brand, product or service, as well as how to engage with customers. Favourite

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£20

How do I search registered designs?

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop will explain how registered designs work, as well as how to use free web databases to check if this form of protection is available and suitable for your business idea. Favourite

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£35

Business Advice Clinics

October 4 @ 9:45 am - 4:45 pm

Come along to discuss for one hour your business at a confidential, one-to-one meeting with an experienced advisor. Favourite

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£50

Selling Fashion Online

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This practical seminar is designed to help brands understand the different options if planning to sell online, or who need guidance to generate additional sales. It will cover: Selling online via wholesale platforms Considerations and options when setting up your own e-commerce store Preparing a design brief for an e-commerce store Understanding the different e-commerce models Identifying the right online sales channels for your brand Favourite

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£20

How do I research a business idea?

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will teach you how to develop a strategy for identifying the information that will help you make your business idea a reality. It will show you what information is available in the BIPC, as well as what is available online. You will also learn how primary research, such as talking to customers, can be built into your strategy. Favourite

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£20

How do I search trade marks?

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop will explain the key facts about trade marks and how to use the British Library’s free databases to see if this form of protection is available and suitable for your business idea. Favourite

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£20

Better product photography for your business

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop will give you some practical hints and tips to help you take better photos of your products. It will cover: The purpose of your images and what messages they need to convey How to plan and prepare your photo shoots to guarantee success Whether you have the right skills, resources and time to take great photos yourself Favourite

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£48

Online marketing masterclass

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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£20

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

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop will demonstrate the breadth of resources held at the British Library and 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? Favourite

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£20

How does copyright affect my business?

October 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

This workshop will give you a clear understanding of how copyright applies to your creations including photos, music, poetry and software. It will also show you how copyright applies to your website, business brochures, flyers and anywhere else you might use copyrighted material. Favourite

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Free

How to register as a limited company

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Companies House in partnership with the British Library will tell you everything you need to know about how to register as a limited company. It will cover: How to choose a name and the rules surrounding names What information directors have to provide when they set up a company and how it is done What a director has to send to Companies House each year Favourite

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£30

Get cash flow confident

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop will give you the financial knowledge, confidence and tools to help you understand, forecast and manage for growth. Favourite

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£50

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

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This practical workshop will help attendees decide what the next step is for their invention. It is ideal for early-stage businesses and individuals involved in any aspect of invention, product development and commercialisation. Favourite

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£35

Introduction to licensing

October 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will cover the basic principles of licensing to help you progress the commercialisation of your business. It is ideal for lone inventors and any business owners looking to license. Favourite

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£20

Inventions advice clinics

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come along to a one-to-one session for expert advice about design and prototyping, intellectual property and licensing. Favourite

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Free

Protecting your intellectual property abroad

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will explore the world of intellectual property (IP) both at home and abroad, as well as go through some of the key benefits and pitfalls of IP when exporting. It will cover: The different types of IP The difference between registered and unregistered designs The importance and value of IP The territoriality of IP rights The different ways to protect IP abroad Potential IP issues when exporting Where to get further help and support Favourite

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£20

How to attract the right investors

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come along to this workshop to learn a simple, step-by-step approach to securing investment. It will cover: The advantages and disadvantages of various investment options How to launch crowdfunding campaigns Where and how to secure venture capital How to take advantage of government tax schemes How to value your business accurately How to pitch Favourite

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£25

Raise your profile

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

Come along to this workshop to find out how to make your business appeal to journalists and secure media coverage to raise your profile. Favourite

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£30

How to sell without being ‘salesy’

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come along to this workshop to learn how to approach customers and get them to buy from you without being a typical pushy salesperson. Favourite

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£25

Raise your profile (part 2)

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

Come along to this workshop to find out how to generate publicity and raise the profile of your business on a limited budget. Favourite

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£20

How do I start using social media for business?

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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. Favourite

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Free

Introduction to using the Business & IP Centre

October 30 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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. Favourite

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Free

How can I protect a business idea?

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will introduce the four areas of intellectual property and help you understand which ones may apply to you and your business. Favourite

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