Business & IP Centre Devon


The Business & IP Centre at Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries host a range of events and workshops to suit start-ups, entrepreneurs or businesses looking to learn new skills or research their industry.

Webinars run weekly on a variety of subjects and are a great way to get an overview of a new topic, or a refresher which can help you to look at your business plan in a new light. Whether you’re just starting out or an established business looking to grow, our webinars are useful, inspiring and informative.

One-to-ones are useful for enquiring about how you can access business information and support, to discuss a problem or question you have in a specific area of your business, or to find out more about Intellectual Property. Find out more information on our 1-to-1s page.

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Bedroom to Business: Starting your Market Research with BIPC Devon (ONLINE)

October 17, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover the tools & resources, available in Devon and across the UK’s Business & IP Centre Network, to help you start your market research

Understanding your market can make the difference between success and failure in a business that’s starting up.

In this session, we’ll look at

  • How market research can help your business
  • Key resources available in local libraries in the UK through Business & IP Centre Devon (and the wider Business & IP Centre network). These include COBRA start-up guides, IBISWorld industry reports, Statista… and much more!
  • Primary research – the next step.

There’ll be plenty of opportunity to ask questions throughout.

This event is part of our Bedroom to Business Course, to sign up for the other events in the course go to:

Please send any questions you have prior to the session to

About Rachel

Rachel Oakes is BIPC Devon’s Information Specialist. A Chartered Librarian, with a background in business information in both academic and public libraries, she has also run her own small business.

Booking/Joining information

Zoom webinar – details will be sent to you 2 hours before the session via email.

The session will be recorded for BIPC Devon’s archive. You are free to leave your cameras on or turn them off as you prefer. There will be a chance to ask questions during the session, which you can do via video/audio or by using the Zoom chat function.

If there is anything we can do to help you access this session more easily, please do get in touch at

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October 17, 2022
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