Business & IP Centre Nottingham

Business & 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 Patent Searching

Thursday 17th January: 10.45 to 12.00am 

Live-streamed webinar taking you through the basics of patent searching. Book here.


Introduction to COBRA workshop, researching your business idea

Tuesday 22nd January: 13.30 to 14.30

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 here.


Introduction to Lean Start-Up

Wednesday 23rd January: 12:45 to 14:00

Live streamed webinar taking you through lean startup philosophy, helping you to reduce the cost of developing new products or services. Book here.


D2N2 Growth Hub Business Surgery

Thursday 24th January: slots between 10.00 and 16.00

Book a free 1:1 appointment with a Growth Hub Advisor to discuss your business idea or get advice on how to grow. Booking page here.


D2N2 Growth Hub Drop-in session

Tuesday 29th January: between 10.00 and 16.00

Drop in to see a Growth Hub Advisor to discuss your business idea or get advice on how to grow. First come first served.


Your ultimate guide to SEO for business

Thursday 31st January: 09:45 to 11:00

What is search engine optimisation (SEO) and how can you harness it to promote your business? This live-streamed webinar will give you the knowledge to make the most of SEO. Book here.


Inspiring Entrepreneurs screening Digital Disruptors

Monday 11th February: 18:30 to 20:30

Emerging technologies are redefining the ways in which we interact, work and do business. Hear how the panel built their businesses around bold ideas using digital innovation to transform our daily lives. Book here.


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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