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Business Support

Start-Ups in London Libraries

Turn your business idea into reality.

The Start-ups in London Libraries project is open to aspiring entrepreneurs, early-stage start-ups and those people who have simply always dreamed of being their own boss. The new Business Support service in Bexley Libraries will work with the Business and IP Centre of the British Library to equip you with the skills, information, confidence and connections you need to turn your ideas into a viable business.

Did you know that people who use the British Library's Business and IP Centre (BIPC) services are up to four times more likely to create a sustainable business, with 90% of businesses successfully trading beyond the three year mark?

What's on offer?

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A quarterly two day workshop aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups and covering topics such as intellectual property, market research and business plans.

One-to-one sessions with our Start-ups in London Libraries Champion, a business and information specialist, to help you identify your specific support needs.

Walk-in and remote access to a variety of business resources and databases.

A programme of events, including ‘Marketing Masterclass’ sessions and live-screenings from the British Library's Business & IP Centre.


The Start-ups in London Libraries project is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the British Library, ten participating London boroughs and generously supported by JP Morgan and Arts Council England.