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Libraries open doors. Join a thriving business community in your local library.
South Yorkshire and the British Library’s National Network of Business & IP Centres are transforming the way ideas grow into successful businesses. We’re supporting a thriving community of bright and inspiring people in South Yorkshire by partnering with local libraries all over the UK.
Offering insights and access to free resources, training and events – both online and in-person – we’ll help you imagine, start or develop your business. Whether you’re just setting out, need advice on protecting your intellectual property, or simply have a brilliant idea you want to discuss, we’re here to guide you.
You can find our National Network in regional hubs around Britain – each one based in a local library. We’ll meet you wherever you live and whatever your ambition. With new locations set to open soon, and a growing collection of helpful tools available online, we’re bringing business inspiration and support to more people than ever before. Nurture your ambitions and plan for a bright future.
Where to start
Protect your ideas by learning about Intellectual Property, grow your business with our support services, or find your nearest BIPC local.
Events, Workshops and One-to-ones
We have a programme of workshops, webinars and one to one advice sessions running throughout the year, from the basics of starting a business, introductions to intellectual property and expert level support.
Take a look at what we have coming up.
Take a look at our upcoming events and workshops.
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We’re supporting a thriving communitiy of bright and inspiring people in South Yorkshire by partnering with local libraries across the region.
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