Idea Store Business Support

March 2020 Coronavirus
In line with Government advice, The Idea Stores and libraries are closed untill further notice. Please check our website for updates

Turn your business idea into a reality

The Start-ups in London Libraries [SiLL] project, led by the British Library’s Business & IP (BIPC) Centre and supported by the European Union European Development Fund, aims to give you the skills, information, confidence and connections to turn your idea into a viable business.

Did you know that people who use the British Library’s Business & 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

  • A quarterly two-day programme of workshops delivered by British Library business information specialists
  • Business information and support, including one-to-one sessions with our Start-up in London Libraries Champion, a business and information specialist.
  • Free access to COBRA, easy to understand and comprehensive factsheets and guides, at home or in store. 
  • A comprehensive programme of events including ‘Marketing Masterclass’ sessions 
  • Webcasts and screenings of the British Library’s flagship 'Inspiring Entrepreneurs' events programme 

Who to contact

Abraham ODude