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British Library to host “Start-up Day”

The British Library is to host a “Start-up Day” for budding entrepreneurs, to mark the tenth anniversary of its Business & IP Centre.

The library will be offering support and advice to entrepreneurs who attend the event, which will be free of charge and will take place from 10am to 6.30pm on September 27.


Entrepreneurs will have the chance to attend “intensive” workshops on the day, and there will also be talks, including a speech from the library’s new “Entrepreneur in Residence”, Julie Deane OBE, who will be teaching entrepreneurs how to start their business from scratch.

Those who attend the event will also be able to receive advice on how to turn their idea into a business, how to create a user-friendly website and grow their business online, and how to achieve the perfect work-life balance.

There will also be a talk from Google, where entrepreneurs will have the chance to learn how to use the internet to reach more customers and create a successful business.

Other talks and workshops that will be offered on the day include a guide to options for funding start-ups and a workshop on marketing tools and techniques.


So far, the British Library’s Business & IP Centre has provided support to over 500,000 entrepreneurs to help them to start and grow their business.

The library has offered businesses free access to market research, advice clinics, company databases and events featuring leading entrepreneurs such as Lord Sugar and Deborah Meaden of Dragons’ Den. 

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