Budding business owners: You’re invited to the British Library’s ‘Start-up Day’

To celebrate 10 years of its Business & IP Centre, on September 27 the Library is holding a free day of workshops from the likes of Julie Deane OBE...

Got a business idea but aren’t sure of the steps you should take to turn your idea into a reality?

The British Library is hosting a free-to-attend ‘Start-up Day’ on Tuesday 27 September for any would-be entrepreneurs looking for support and advice.

Set to mark 10 years’ of its Business & IP Centre, the day will run from 10am to 6:30pm and will include workshops, events and talks including a keynote speech from the Cambridge Satchel Company founder Julie Deane OBE – the Library’s new ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’.

Other talks and ‘mini-masterclasses’ on the day will include a session with Google on how businesses can use the internet to succeed, a guide to options for funding your start-up with The Funding Game founder Paul Grant, and an “intensive” workshop on marketing tools and techniques led by Grow founder Alasdair Inglis.

Attendees will also get the chance to network, consult with business experts, and even get a professional headshot taken.

Launched in 2006, the British Library’s Business & IP Centre has helped over 500,000 people to learn how to start and grow a business by providing free access to market research, company databases, advice clinics, and access to events featuring successful entrepreneurs such as Innocent Drinks’ Richard Reed, Lord Sugar, and Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden.

To book your place for the free ‘Start-Up Day’, click here.

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