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What next for my Business Idea? (Croydon) Day 1 of 2

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Croydon Central Library

Katharine Street

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CR9 1ET

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Find out how the Start-ups in London Libraries programme can help you achieve business success.

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This workshop is the first part of a two-day offering. To make the most of the free business support offered by the Start-ups in London Libraries project, please also book to attend Day 2 - Get ready for business - alongside this workshop. These workshops have been especially designed for people who have had a registered business for less than a year, or those with a business idea they want to develop.

If the date or location of either of these workshops don't work for you, both are also offered in nine other boroughs throughout the year. We are happy for you to attend both workshops in the same borough, or else attend Day 1 in one borough and Day 2 in another. Please see our other event listings for full information on where these workshops are being offered.

What next for my business idea?

In this first full-day workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using Croydon borough libraries' and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s collection of market intelligence and business resources, including COBRA and Mintel to protect - and continue protecting - your intellectual property and develop a strategic roadmap for your business.

Workshop itinerary:

Introduction to Business Information

In the first part of the day, learn how to use these resources to help you understand your market, develop a winning business plan and find new customers and clients. We will also look at the type of market research which is required on a regular ongoing basis for existing business owners to ensure that you get ahead and stay ahead of the competition!

How do I protect my business idea?

In the second part of the day we will start to delve into what is unique in your business and how you can go about protecting it and making money from it in the future. This could be a trademark, patent, design or copyright or a combination of all four. Your business will definitely have some form of intellectual property whether it is in the design, name, logo, brand or new product so this a crucial stage in the success of your business, as well as being something you will have to stay on top of throughout your business journey, as you generate more IP.

This workshop includes a lunch break for networking and refreshments will be provided throughout the day, including a sandwich lunch.

Please contact SiLLWorkshopBookings@bl.uk with any queries.

The project is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the British Library, ten participating London boroughs and generously supported by JP Morgan and Arts Council England.

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Workshop timings

This is a 6 hour full-day workshop. Please arrive just before 10am to sign in so the workshop can begin on time.

Eligibility

To take part in the Start-ups in London Libraries workshops you or your business needs to have a London based postcode. You also need to be either:

The owner of a business which is either not trading or been registered at Companies House for less than 12 months.

Or

You should be an aspiring entrepreneur with a business idea you want to develop

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Croydon Central Library

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CR9 1ET

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