Support for businesses

Business start-ups

Advice on starting a business

If you have an idea, and you think you can turn it into a business, we can help. We offer a range of advice to people who want to start a business based in Newham.

Getting started

To get your ideas off the ground, you need to research your market, assess your competitors and start preparing a business plan. Getting advice and information on the different aspects of running a business is vital to your success.

Here are the Start-ups in London Libraries and BIPC events taking place this week:

Start-ups in London Libraries workshops are now available as online webinars which are accessible remotely.


4 October 2021

10am - 12.30pm: Reset. Restart: Coffee Morning virtual networking

2 - 3.15pm: Introduction to intellectual property

10am - 1pm: Marketing Masterclass Part 1

2 - 3.15: Introduction to copyright for business  


5 October 2021


9 - 11.30am: Reset. Restart: how to find a mentor aligned with your values

2 - 3.30pm: Reset. Restart: developing your business model at a time of rapid change

10am - 5pm: What next for my business idea? (Online)

5.30 - 7.30pm: Tips for better smartphone photography for your business



6 October 2021

10.30am - 1pm: Reset. Restart: how to boost your business with digital tech


10 - 11am: Soul Trader – Build your business by heart

2 - 3pm: Networking for success - Express

1 - 2.30pm: Understanding Public Relations (PR) for Your Business

5pm - 6pm: Business Networking Series


7 October 2021

10am - 5pm: Get ready for business (online)

12 - 2pm: Knowing your numbers

4 - 5.30: Profit with Purpose: climate friendly companies

6 - 8.30pm: Reset. Restart: Precious Nights, with inspirational women of colour



8 October 2021

12 - 2pm: Back to Business        

The British Library Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) support small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors. Their team are here to help you take the right steps to start up, protect and grow your business. Business owners, with plans to scale-up, can benefit from £10,000 worth of free support through the Innovating for Growth.

Our useful guide

We can help you find the advice and information you need to get start your business.
Our business support guide (PDF) will help you to get started by covering aspects such as:

  • how to write your business plan
  • how to organise your finances and manage tax
  • marketing your business.

The list of useful websites and support organisations at the end of the document will also put you in touch with help and advice, whether you are looking to start a business or grow an existing business. Start-ups in London Libraries Enquires.

British Business Bank can provide you with a start-up loan of upto £25,000. For more information and eligibility criteria, visit the British Business Bank website.

Contact us

You can call us on 020 3373 7373 or email us at [email protected]