(AGENPARL) – mer 15 maggio 2019 It’s been a busy month, and we are thrilled to share some exciting news which has been over a year in the making. We’re now bringing the resources, knowledge and inspiration of the Business & IP Centre to the heart of 10 London boroughs through a brand new project: Start-ups in London Libraries.
By partnering with over 60 local libraries, Start-ups in London Libraries is designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs across the capital. Visit us to take advantage of free quarterly workshops and resources, as well as one-to-one business information sessions with borough SME Champions. Keep on reading to find out more.
But that’s not all. We recently launched another addition to the National Network, and the first one outside of England – Business & IP Centre Glasgow at the Mitchell Library. This is the result of a fantastic collaboration between the British Library, Glasgow Life, the National Library of Scotland and Santander.
So whether you’re based in London, Glasgow or elsewhere in the UK, we are here to help you start or grow your business!
Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Recipes for Success
In 2017, consumer spending in the food sector exceeded £219 billion and exports were worth more than £22 million to the economy. If you’re a small business owner in the food sector with big ambitions to take a piece of this profitable pie, don’t miss this opportunity to quiz our panel of foodie experts from Riverford, Eat Natural, Pip & Nut and Gourmet Goat.
Innovating for Growth: Scale-ups
If you are based in London and are looking to grow into a new market, launch a new product or implement a new process, but aren’t sure how, our Innovating for Growth: Scale-ups programme could be for you! Through one-to-one sessions and workshops we’ll work together to help you fulfill your growth potential. You will also get automatic membership to our Growth Club where you will have the opportunity to network with other high-growth business owners and keep in touch with your Relationship Manager.
Six reasons why you should be writing a blog for your business
Our current exhibition at the British Library is Writing: Making Your Mark, open until Tuesday 27 August. It follows the evolution of writing, from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs carved in stone to the art of note-taking by some of history’s greatest minds, and onwards to the digital communication tools we use today. Find out from the Business & IP Centre Manager why you should be using blogging and how it can benefit your business.
Start-ups in London Libraries
This new project will see us appearing in a borough near you, designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs turn their business idea into a reality. Through our network of 10 London borough libraries, we will deliver grass roots support on your doorstep. Whether you have always wanted to start a business, or have just taken your first steps into entrepreneurship, we will give you the skills, information and know-how you need to build a viable business.
Workshop and Event Highlights
Webinar: Introduction to social media for small business
Tuesday 21 May
Blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook… and more. This webinar covers the basics on different types of social media and how to use them effectively for your business.
Better food photography for your business
Wednesday 29 May
Whether you run a restaurant, write a food blog or have a tasty product to sell, good photography is key to driving sales. This hands-on workshop will show you how to take images that look good enough to eat.
Coffee Morning at the Business & IP Centre
Thursday 30 May
Join us at our free Coffee Mornings to meet the team, ask your questions or find out more about upcoming events. You’ll also get to network with other entrepreneurs over a cup of coffee or tea!
Not based in London? Our National Network provides entrepreneurs and SMEs across the UK with free access to databases, market research, journals, directories and reports. We have three new pilot Centres in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Glasgow and Nottingham.
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