Business & IP Centre Nottinghamshire
We provide free business support to start-up business owners, entrepreneurs, and inventors across Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and neighbouring areas. Whether you’re starting out, need advice on protecting your intellectual property, or are ready to take the next step in your business journey, we are here to help.
Business & IP Centre Nottingham (BIPC) is part of the BIPC National Network, led by the British Library. Visit us at BIPC locals in selected libraries or engage with us online.
What’s On: events & one-to-ones
Looking for Business Advice?
Sometimes all it takes is a conversation to be pointed in the right direction and have your confidence boosted.
To see how the BIPC can help you and your business see our Introduction webinar to review our service, or speak with an Advisor online or in the library:
Discover and access a wealth of free resources, databases, and information we have on offer to help you start-up and run your business.
Got a library card? Some of these databases can be accessed from home with your library card, whilst others are available through your local Business & IP Centres in the libraries.
An ideal reference resource for starting and running a business. Can be accessed remotely or in all library sites.
British Standards Online
View British Standards to enhance innovation, productivity, sustainability and safety in your business. BSO can be accessed at your BIPC local site.
Grantfinder is the leading funding database in the UK. BIPC Advisors will help you access Grantfinder.
Kompass provides detailed product and service listings for over 5.6 million companies across 70 countries. Access Kompass remotely or at your BIPC local site.
Local Data Online
LDO provides access to data, trends and analysis on over 680,000 retail and leisure premises across the UK. Accessible at your BIPC local site.
BIPC Local Centres
Visit us at our sites, where you can get:
- free access to market research and data to understand your market
- information and resources to start and grow your own business
- events, workshops and networking with fellow entrepreneurs
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Text a BIPC Advisor: 07971033247
Address: Nottingham Central Library, Carrington Street, Nottingham NG1 7FG
You can access book stock as well as our primary online databases, COBRA and Kompass, in a range of Inspire Libraries across Nottinghamshire.
We are members of the Patent Library Network (PATLIB) run by the Intellectual Property Office.
Business & IP Centre Nottinghamshire services are free for start-ups and small businesses due to funding from the British Library and Department of Culture, Media and Sport. By engaging with the programme we will ask for feedback from you and will process your personal data with the British Library.