Business and IP Centre Nottingham

Business and IP Centre

If you’re thinking of starting a business or need support to grow your business, check out our programme of events and book your place. All events are at Central Library.

A partnership between Nottingham City Libraries and the British Library, supported by D2N2 Growth Hub.

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Email enquiryline@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Call 0115 915 2828


Coming events

We’ve got lots of exciting events coming up at Business & IP Centre Nottingham. 


Introduction to COBRA workshop, researching your business idea

Wednesday 12th December: 10.30 to 11.30

Starting a business can feel like information overload.  This interactive workshop will show you how to use the COBRA reference tool to find the information you need to research your idea before you start up, from sector guides to legislation and sources of advice and support. Book your place online


COBRA (or Complete Business Resource Advisor) is an online resource packed with information about setting up in business. It includes:

  • Factsheets on a wide range of business ideas
  • Information about legal considerations and insurance
  • Signposting to regulatory bodies and sources of business support
  • Information about trade events and key organisations in each sector
  • News and trend reports for different sectors
  • Local area profiles

Access it in the library or at home. (City library card needed for remote access)


Links to trusted local and national organisations who can help you to start and grow your business are on Information4Living.

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