Business & IP Centre Nottingham


Coming events

We’ve got lots of exciting events coming up at Business & IP Centre Nottingham. If you’re thinking of starting a business or need support to grow your business, check out our programme below and book your place! All events are at Central Library.


Your ultimate guide to SEO for business

Monday 3rd December: 11:45 to 13:00

What is search engine optimisation (SEO) and how can you harness it to promote your business? This live-streamed webinar will give you the knowledge to make the most of SEO. Book here.


Intellectual Property Clinic with Potter Clarkson

Tuesday 4th December: slots between 09:00 and 13:00

Book a free 1:1 appointment with a Potter Clarkson attorney to get advice on how to protect your intellectual property for your business. Book here.


Introduction to Patent Searching

Wednesday 5th December: 10.45 to 12.00

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


Research for new business

Wednesday 5th December: 12.45 to 14.00

Live-streamed webinar taking you through the basics of how to research your business idea. Book here.


Introduction to using social media for small business

Monday 10th December: 10.45 to 12.00

Live-streamed webinar taking you through the different social media platforms and showing you how to make the best use of them. Book here.


Introduction to COBRA workshop researching your business idea

Wednesday 12th December: 10.30 to 11.30

Starting a business can feel like information overload.  This interactive workshop will show you how to use the COBRA reference tool to find the information you need to research your idea before you start up, from sector guides to legislation and sources of advice and support. Book here.


D2N2 Growth Hub Business Surgery

Thursday 13th December: slots between 10.00 and 16.00

Book a free 1:1 appointment with a Growth Hub Advisor to discuss your business idea or get advice on how to grow. Booking page here.


Open Doors an introduction to the Big House Project

Thursday 13th December: 10:00 to 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.


D2N2 Growth Hub Drop-in session

Tuesday 18th December: between 10.00 and 16.00

Drop in to see a Growth Hub Advisor to discuss your business idea or get advice on how to grow. 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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