Workshops and events

We offer a wide range of free or low cost workshops and events at the British Library, St Pancras. If you can’t physically come to the Library you can still avail of our expertise by registering for one of our regular webinars, from wherever you are in the world.

Advance booking for all our workshops is essential.   If you have to cancel, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance via our online form or by telephone on +44 (0)20 7412 7901. 

Upcoming workshops & events

One to one advice

Business advice clinics

Looking for impartial business advice? Then attend the highly rated LBSS business advice clinic.

Workshop FREE

How can I protect a business idea?

Learn how intellectual property can protect you and help you profit from your business idea.

Workshop FREE

Introduction to using the Business & IP Centre

Find out how the Business & IP Centre can help you achieve business success.

Workshop

How do I search patents

An essential guide to understanding how patents can help your business succeed

All business events
Webinar FREE

Introducing trade mark searching

This webinar explains the basics behind trade mark protection and how to use free web databases.

Workshop

How do I research a business idea?

How to find the information you need to start and grow your business.

Workshop

How do I use other British Library collections for my business research?

Find out how to use our collection to help your business succeed.

Workshop FREE

How to register as a limited company

A step-by-step guide on how to register a limited company

Articles

Four basic research methods for business start-ups

Discover four basic business research methods you can use to ascertain whether your new business idea has the potential to succeed in competitive markets.

How does the Intellectual Property Act 2014 affect me and my business?

What does the Intellectual Property Act 2014 cover? Find out how it is modernising UK intellectual property law, most notably design and patent laws.

What are intellectual property rights?

Discover the UK intellectual property (IP) rights available, ranging from your automatic intellectual property rights to those you have to apply for.

Fair use copyright explained

What constitutes fair dealing in UK copyright law? Discover the core areas of fair use, allowing for the lawful usage or reproduction of work without permission

All business articles