About the Business & IP Centre

Brighton and Hove City Libraries is developing a Business & IP Centre (BIPC), which will be part of the British Library Business & IP Centre National Network.

Help during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

How the centre can help you

Entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can take part in a programme of free and low cost events, one to ones and workshops.

The workshops and events can help you:

  • learn the skills you need to start and grow your business
  • get to know your customers and research your market
  • protect your ideas and make money from them
  • gain confidence and inspiration
  • meet fellow entrepreneurs
  • get expert advice

You will also have free access to a large collection of business and intellectual property information. This includes company and market research databases.

You can discuss your business idea in confidence with trained staff, and they can help you find the most useful information and resources.

Reset. Restart – free business support events and support

We are currently offering a programme of workshops, networking events and 121 support sessions for businesses impacted by the pandemic. The sessions run from January to March 2021. They are free to access and open to early-stage businesses and established businesses. You can book your place on our website.

How to get help

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For more information send an email to BIPC@brighton-hove.gov.uk, or phone 01273 296 984.