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The Business and IP Centre 

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You can build your confidence and skills to create a successful business by accessing our -

  • one to one sessions 
  • workshops
  • webinars 
  • other online resources

The Business and IP Centre provides specialist business information and resources for anyone thinking about self employment, setting up, or growing a business. Our trained staff can offer practical support to help you develop, protect and grow your business ideas and knowledge.

As a member of PATLIB UK and the national network of Business and IP Centres we also have access to a large network of skills and resources. Use our resources, tools, expertise and contacts to -

  • research your initial idea
  • reach new customers
  • consider and research your competitors and suppliers
  • check whether your IP (Intellectual Property) is protected including -
    • copyright
    • trademarks
    • designs
    • patents
  • understand your tax, insurance and licensing requirements

How to access the services

You can access the service at any Hull library which are all Enterprise Hubs. 

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By working with the ENRG2 (Enterprising Neighbourhood Renewal and Growth) project we offer you -

  • one to one business information and support
  • workshops to help you  -
    • decide if self employment is for you
    • grow and develop your business
  • access to specialist business resources and statistical information
  • information on funding opportunities and business planning
  • signposting to the relevant agencies for additional support
  • space to work and meet with others

Contact us

Email us at the reference library

The Reference Library
Hull Culture & Leisure
Central Library
Albion Street

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

Opening times

9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 5pm

1 - 7.30pm (Learning Centre to close at 5pm)

9.30am - 7.30pm (Learning Centre to close at 5pm)

9.30am - 1pm

10am - 4pm

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