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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Researching your Business Idea

December 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tips, tools and information resources available through Devon Libraries and Torbay Libraries, to help you research your business idea.

Are you in the early stages of starting up your business? Trying to get to grips with what you need to know before you launch or expand?

This session will introduce you to some of the business information tools and resources available in Devon Libraries and Torbay Libraries through Business & IP Centre Devon.

We’ll cover:

  • Accessing business information resources from Devon and Torbay Libraries
  • Start-Up Information: user friendly guides to hundreds of different industries plus fact-sheets on the practical aspects running a small business.
  • Market research – reports, industry and location information available through your library
  • Company information – finding out about competitors and collaborators

For each resource, we’ll show you what’s available, and how to access it. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, and slides will be sent out following the workshop.

Booking/Joining information

This is a Zoom webinar – details will be sent to you 24 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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December 9, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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