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.
Due to Covid-19, many of our events are currently hosted online, via Zoom.
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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Start-Up Day at Paignton Library
November 9, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Business & IP Centre Drop-in @ Paignton Library
Pop in to chat about your business ideas and next steps, find out about the resources available as you start up, and explore the expert help you can access through Devon Business & IP Centre. We can also help you think about the intellectual property in your business (copyright, trademarks etc), and make you appointments if you need a more in-depth conversation.
Staff will be available from 9.30-1.00 and 3.30-5.30
10.00-12.00 Entrepreneur in Residence*
A chance to meet with our Entrepreneur-in Residence, Richard Love, to talk through your ideas and ask questions to someone with extensive experience of setting up and building new businesses. Book a slot to be sure of an appointment, or drop-in to speak to Richard as soon as he’s available.
2.00-2.30 Business Start Up Guides*
Whether you’re interested in becoming a chocolatier, want guidance on employing staff, or need to write a business plan for the first time, COBRA (Complete Online Reference Adviser) contains all the information you need as you start your business. In this short session in the Learning Centre at Paignton Library, we’ll show you what’s available and ensure you’re ready to make the most of this free resource from the comfort of your own home. Contact Paignton Library to book your free place.
2.45-3.15 Finding Funding: an introduction to GrantFinder*
Grantfinder is a database that pulls together funding opportunities from across the UK – grants, loans, tax breaks and other business support. Join us in the Learning Centre Paignton Library to learn how you can make the best of this resource to support your small business or social enterprise. Contact Paignton Library to book your free place.
*Spaces are limited for the Entrepreneur in Residence meetings and the afternoon workshops – contact Paignton library to book your place.
Use the booking link below to book your place at this event.