What we're about

We support small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors like you. Our team are on hand all day, six days a week, to help you take the right steps to start up, protect and grow your business.

Develop your ideas with our market research and company databases, learn new skills at a workshop or mini-masterclass, have a confidential one-to-one and put your questions to some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs at our inspiring talks.

If you’re an ambitious business owner, with plans to scale-up, we also offer £10,000 worth of free support through our Innovating for Growth programme. Or if you want specialised start-up support we have a programme for that too.

What’s more we have 13 National Network Centres around the UK - so visit us today and increase your chances of business success.

Visit bl.uk/business-and-ip-centre for further information.

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BOOKING VIA BRITISH LIBRARY Reset. Restart: your business finances explained

Despite restrictions lifting, we know this is still a difficult time for small businesses and business owners. Our dedicated programme, Reset. Restart, is back to continue to support you. All our webinars can be accessed for free and remotely, wherever you are. We’re running these monthly so make sure you check back here to see the latest availability. You can book on to all of them or pick and choose from the list below.

One of the biggest pains when you start and run a business is getting to grips with your business finances – but it’s also very important to get that right.

It can be helpful to think of it as a language, the language of business. In this webinar, you will learn the 30 key words and three principles you need to know to get to grips with your finances, as well as how to manage your business with online accounting, cashflow forecasts and financial checklists.

No prior knowledge is assumed and included in the webinar is access to Talk Money – my 90 minute online course to support your learning.

Reset. Restart is being delivered by the British Library’s Business & IP Centre. We may share your data with your nearest regional Business & IP Centre, who may contact you to offer follow-up support as part of the programme.

BOOKING VIA BRITISH LIBRARY Reset. Restart: your business finances explained

Despite restrictions lifting, we know this is still a difficult time for small businesses and business owners. Our dedicated programme, Reset. Restart, is back to continue to support you. All our webinars can be accessed for free and remotely, wherever you are. We’re running these monthly so make sure you check back here to see the latest availability. You can book on to all of them or pick and choose from the list below.

One of the biggest pains when you start and run a business is getting to grips with your business finances – but it’s also very important to get that right.

It can be helpful to think of it as a language, the language of business. In this webinar, you will learn the 30 key words and three principles you need to know to get to grips with your finances, as well as how to manage your business with online accounting, cashflow forecasts and financial checklists.

No prior knowledge is assumed and included in the webinar is access to Talk Money – my 90 minute online course to support your learning.

Reset. Restart is being delivered by the British Library’s Business & IP Centre. We may share your data with your nearest regional Business & IP Centre, who may contact you to offer follow-up support as part of the programme.

Reset. Restart: developing your business model at a time of rapid change

BOOKING VIA THE BRITISH LIBRARY WEBSITE

Despite restrictions lifting, we know this is still a difficult time for small businesses and business owners. Our dedicated programme, Reset. Restart, is back to continue to support you. All our webinars can be accessed for free and remotely, wherever you are. We’re running these monthly so make sure you check back here to see the latest availability. You can book on to all of them or pick and choose from the list below.
We are living in a period of accelerated change and uncertainty. This webinar looks at how to review your business model to take into account major changes in customer needs, behaviours and perceptions as well as wider changes in the environment in which your business operates. It will focus on identifying and finding the information that will enable you to make the decisions to enable your business to change and develop successfully.

Reset. Restart is being delivered by the British Library’s Business & IP Centre. We may share your data with your nearest regional Business & IP Centre, who may contact you to offer follow-up support as part of the programme.

Reset. Restart: how to reach new customers with digital marketing part 1

BOOKING VIA THE BRITISH LIBRARY WEBSITE

Despite restrictions lifting, we know this is still a difficult time for small businesses and business owners. Our dedicated programme, Reset. Restart, is back to continue to support you. All our webinars can be accessed for free and remotely, wherever you are. We’re running these monthly so make sure you check back here to see the latest availability. You can book on to all of them or pick and choose from the list below.

The promise of digital marketing is that you’ll attract lots of new customer, and increase sales. The reality is that digital marketing is a minefield for many small business owners.

There are digital marketing strategies that consistently work well, but deciding which ones are right for your business can be overwhelming. During this webinar, you’ll learn tried and tested marketing strategies that deliver results for entrepreneurs who work with Grow.

There will be dozens of links in the workshop slides to blogs, videos, software and other marketing resources.

There will also be a 30-minute marketing Q&A at the end of the session.

This webinar will cover:
Learning each element of your inbound marketing funnel so you can immediately apply it to your website. This will help you convert more of your precious website traffic into enquiries and sales.
Find out seven email marketing hacks so your email marketing gets opened, makes sales, and becomes the cornerstone of your marketing strategy it deserves to be.
You’ll use Grow’s email marketing assessment tool to see exactly what you need to do to improve your email marketing.
Learn basic keyword research to uncover how many customers are searching for your products and services online.
We’ll do live SEO keyword research during the webinar and Alasdair will recommend the best software to use. You’ll also learn the three key things you must do for long-term SEO success (they are more straightforward than you might think!).
Reset. Restart is being delivered by the British Library’s Business & IP Centre. We may share your data with your nearest regional Business & IP Centre, who may contact you to offer follow-up support as part of the programme.

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