Start and grow your business in a week at the British Library

Next week is Global Entrepreneurship Week and the British Library’s Business & IP Centre is hosting a jam-packed week of activity to give you the tools you need to get your business idea off the ground.

What can you eblxpect? Events are free or low-cost and will give you access to some of the best business brains in the UK. Monday night will see Edwina Dunn, co-founder of DunnHumby and the Tesco Clubcard; Simon Devonshire, founder of Wayra; Helen Pattinson, co-founder of Montezuma’s and Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General of the Institute of Export & International Trade take the stage to answer your burning business questions.

On Wednesday founder of two high-end fashion brands, and husband and wife duo, Chrissie Rucker of the White Company and Nick Wheeler of Charles Tyrwhitt shirts will give you the inside scoop on how this Mr & Mrs team set up two incredibly successful businesses.

You can also sign up to hear the story of the Cereal Killer Café, the business idea we all wish we’d had, launched in Shoreditch by twin brothers, Alan and Gary Keery. The café sells over 100 types of cereal, 30 varieties of milk and over 20 toppings served in a nostalgic diner setting, which transports you back to the 80’s and 90’s.

In the two years since first opening their doors, they have seen the best and worst of being in the start-up spotlight; both by receiving fantastic press exposure but also by being at the receiving end of organised protests for how they represent unwanted ‘gentrification’ of some neighbourhoods. Take your opportunity to quiz them by registering for their event on Friday 18.

What’s more, you can get expert business advice from business super-stars like Microsoft and Google, learn about protecting your intellectual property and find out how to take your business idea to the next stage.

To book for these events and more click here