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Resources for Business Start-Ups

This session is aimed at anyone thinking about starting a business or becoming self-employed. Attendees will be shown how to make use of specialist business information databases available through membership of Glasgow Libraries, including COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser), Mint UK, IBIS World and ProQuest.


Find out about more these resources on our Business Resources page.

MINT UK: How to create targeted sales and marketing lists

Looking for marketing leads? Then register for our free Mint Workshop. Instruction in using the Mint database to obtain marketing lists especially tailored to your needs.​

A Beginner's Guide to Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) is protection for creativity and innovation. An understanding of IP and its protection is important for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, design, brand name, literary work or a song. This session will give you the knowledge to identify the IP assets contained within your business and how best to protect them. The session will cover the four main types of IP protection – copyright, patents, trademarks and designs.

A Beginner's Guide to Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) is protection for creativity and innovation. An understanding of IP and its protection is important for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, design, brand name, literary work or a song. This session will give you the knowledge to identify the IP assets contained within your business and how best to protect them. The session will cover the four main types of IP protection – copyright, patents, trademarks and designs.

Location: The Mitchell Library, Business @ The Mitchell, Level 1

 

Business Information Support: One-to-One

Business information drop in sessions are aimed at anyone thinking of becoming self-employed, starting a business and established businesses. Our specialist staff will guide you to information sources to help you research your business idea, start your business, research new markets, find new customers and protect your Intellectual Property.

Booking your place

Book your free place

See our Facebook and Eventbrite pages for dates and times and follow us on twitter @BIPCGlasgow for updates

Book via Eventbrite or phone 0141 287 2904, email business@glasgowlife.org.uk or call in person at The Mitchell Library.

 

Business Gateway

Business Gateway deliver their Business Start Up Awareness Seminar at Business & IP Centre Glasgow as well as a series of workshops to support business startup and growth from other locations.
Topics include: start up awareness, business planning, finance, taxation, marketing and a range of workshops supporting digital skills.

Visit Business Gateway for upcoming workshop dates and to reserve your free place.

Intellectual Property Clinics

In partnership with Creation IP Ltd​ Business & IP Centre Glasgow offer a confidential environment for you to discuss your ideas, products, designs and brands with a CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys) registered patent attorney.

Book your free 30 minute appointment via Eventbrite.

British Library Webinars

As well as hosting live screenings of webinars here in Business & IP Centre Glasgow – see Eventbrite and @BIPCGLasgow for details – you can also view past and upcoming webinars via the Business & IP Centre London.

Events

Throughout the year we host live screenings of the Inspiring Entrepreneurs series of panel disuccsions from the British Library. On each occasion we also have local entrepreneurs giving talks and demonstrations in Glasgow ahead of the screening.

Annually we take part in Start Up Day, a national celebration to support business start ups with a host of free events, workshops, guest speakers and activities throughout the day

See our Facebook and Eventbrite pages for dates and times and follow us on twitter @BIPCGlasgow for updates.