Devon Business & IP Centre provides support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors


The Business and Intellectual Property 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.

Every fourth Tuesday between 13:30 and 15:00, the Business and Intellectual Property Centre at Barnstple offers free one-to-one sessions with a trained business champion.  Please note: Exeter BIPC is currently amending its programme, please contact them for further details. One-to-ones are useful for enquiring about how you can access business information and support, or to find out more about Intellectual Property. Find out more information.

See below for a full list of events.


October 2017

31st October, 10:30 – 12:00: How the Internet Can Help Your Business Workshop – at Barnstaple Library

31stOctober, 16:30 – 17:30: Learn How to Use COBRA  Reference Resource- at Barnstaple Library


November 2017

21st November, 17:30 – 18:30: Employing People Ten Top Tips – at Exeter Library

28th November, 17:30 – 18:30: How to Spot and Engage with your Customers – at Exeter Library

28th November 16.30-17.30: Social Media Sparks Workshop – at Barnstaple Library

28th November  13.30 – 15.00: Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre appointment – at Barnstaple Library

Resources to help start, run and grow your business

  • On the right side of each page you will find upcoming talks, workshops and networking events.
  • Access to online databases; COBRA the Complete Online Business Reference advisor and Mintel market intelligence to help you research & inform your business plans.
  • A range of one-to-one appointments, including the popular Introduction to the Business & IP Centre.
  • Access to resources; free wifi in libraries, FabLab Devon and of course business reference books!