Business & IP Centre Nottingham

 There’s lots happening in Business & IP Centre Nottingham in October! If you’re thinking of starting a business or need support to grow your business, check out our programme of events and book your place! All events are at Central Library.


Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Black Britain and the Creative Industries

Tuesday 2nd October: 18:30 - 21:00

Live stream of an event at the British Library with a panel including Kanya King CBE, Founder of MOBO, plus introduction to Nottingham’s B Global Black Business Network.  Book here.


Introduction to Patent Searching

Wednesday 3rd October: 10:45 – 12:00

Live streamed webinar taking you through the basics of patent searching. Book here.


An Introduction to IP – What You Need to Know

Tuesday 16th October: 11:30 – 13:00

Workshop with Potter Clarkson LLP introducing you to the basics of Intellectual Property and what it means for your business. Plus an introduction to the Business & IP Centre and D2N2 Growth Hub. Book here.


Open Door – an Introduction to the Big House Project

Thursday 18th October: 10:00 – 12:00

If you’re running a creative or digital business, the Big House Project can support you with training and networking opportunities. Find out more and contact them to book a place here.


Introduction to Lean Start-Up

Friday 19th October: 11:45 – 13:00

Live streamed webinar taking you through lean start-up philosophy – helping you to reduce the cost of developing new products or services. Book here.


Five Basic Steps for Getting your Business Online in a Flash

Thursday 25th October: 12:45 – 14:00

Live streamed webinar giving you the tools to create a great website for your business. Book here.


Growth Hub Business Surgeries

One to one support for your business with D2N2 Growth Hub advisors

Fortnightly on Thursdays 4th and 18th October by appointment – book here

Or drop in on Tuesday 9th or 23rd October between 10am and 4pm – limited time slots, first come first served.


COBRA (or Complete Business Resource Advisor) is an online resource packed with information about setting up in business. It includes:

  • Factsheets on a wide range of business ideas
  • Information about legal considerations and insurance
  • Signposting to regulatory bodies and sources of business support
  • Information about trade events and key organisations in each sector
  • News and trend reports for different sectors
  • Local area profiles

Access it in the library or at home. (City library card needed for remote access.)

Useful links

Links to trusted local and national organisations who can help you to start and grow your business are on Information4Living.

Keeping in touch

The Business & IP Centre is a partnership between Nottingham City Libraries and the British Library, supported by D2N2 Growth Hub.


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