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Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 10:00 - 17:00


Cost: Free

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In this full-day workshop you’ll get invaluable insights into using Croydon libraries and the British Library Business & IP Centre’s collection of market intelligence and business resources, including COBRA and Mintel.


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. Join us and get ahead of the competition!

How do I protect my business idea?


In the second part of the day, your business - whether it is a new product or service, will have some form of intellectual property whether it is in the design, name, logo or brand. This workshop will help you understand 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 trade mark, patent, design or copyright or a combination of all four.

This workshop includes a break for networking and refreshments.


This workshop is part of a two day offering. So do book to attend the follow on fully funded workshop Get ready for business for more business information.


If this date or location doesn't work for you, both workshops are also offered in nine other boroughs throughout April-June. See our other event listings for information.


Please contact 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.


Croydon Central Library,
Katharine Street,


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Head of Services

Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Kerry Kyriacou

Growth Hub Manager

Ryan Davies

Account Manager

Grant Baker

Account Manager

Andrew Dennis

Account Manager

Jane West

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