The British Library has got to be one of the best kept secrets for small businesses in the UK.

I spent a profitable afternoon researching a business project, and gained free access to industry reports that quite literally could run into hundreds of pounds.

The Business & IP Centre at the British Library, located next to St Pancras Station in London has masses of business information just waiting for you to come and use it. And it isn’t any stuffy library; it’s dynamic and beautiful and useful.

Online business databases, Market research reports, Trade guides, Industry guides, together with friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to help you it.

And if you are local, then take advantage of their workshops and advice sessions.

Get yourself on the train to London, get yourself a free Reader Card, and get your business the information it needs.

It’s A National Treasure.

0 responses to “British Library Means Business”

  1. If you are in the East Midlands and are developing a new business idea, Nottingham Trent University’s Hive programme not only teaches you you to research the commercial viability of the idea, how to select those that will provide the ROI that you expect and what you need to do to achieve that success. You will have access to all of the research facilities that Susan mentions in this article, and more. Plus it will all be available from your desktop, online and free to students on the programme.
    To find out more search for “Mansfield Hive” in Google Maps

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