Business & IP Centre Devon

What’s On in January

BIPC Masterclass

Invest in Yourself this January

On Friday the 13th at 1pm, BIPC Devon brings you a 2.5hr Productivity Masterclass with Guy Arnold: top-class business skills training for just £15

  • Make time for the things that matter by managing your time wisely
  • Master your emotions when things go wrong to avoid losing the plot!
  • How to handle distractions and avoid stress
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She Started It & BAME Grants Re-Opens!

  • Did you know that our She Started It & BAME grants have re-opened for applications?
  • The She Started It Grant offers up to £1,000 worth of business support to female-founded businesses. 
  • The BAME Grant offers up to £500 of business support to founders from the BAME community.
  • Get your application in by 31st of January! 
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Networking Event at Exeter Library

BIPC Devon is excited to be hosting this networking event with top tips on running a small business, from three industry experts.

Join us from 3.30pm on Friday the 13th January to hear great advice, connect with like-minded local entrepreneurs & small business owners, & find out more about BIPC Devon.

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Business & Information Drop In's in Cranbrook!

Based in Cranbrook? BIPC Devon is coming to you!

Whether you are aiming to turn your passion into profit or are already an established business owner, our experts have the right level of support for you. Come along to our free business and information drop-ins at the Younghayes Centre! 

(So yes… this isn’t actually in January but we just wanted to give you an early heads-up!). 

Drop-In Times & Dates:

  • Wednesday 1st February, 14.45 – 15.45 
  • Tuesday 1st of March 14: 45 – 15.45 
  • Wednesday 29th of March 14.45 – 15.45 


  • The Younghayes Centre, 169 Younghayes Road, 
  • Cranbrook EX5 7DR
  • Meeting Room (upstairs, accessible via lift) 
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Based in Exeter?

We run a business & information drop-in every Wednesday afternoon at Exeter Library from 2-3pm! No need to book, just pop in for a friendly chat!

Need some more specialised info? We also run Intellectual Property Drop In’s from 2-3pm on the first Monday of every month! However, this month falls on a bank holiday so we’re taking a little rest! But we’ll be back on Monday the 6th of February!


Looking for Funding for your Small Business?

Then check out our free Online Workshop, ‘Finding Funding with Grantfinder’ at 10am on Thursday 26th of January. Head to our Eventbrite to book!


BIPC Devon in Even More Places!


We have officially launched our brand new BIPC hubs at Seaton and Okehampton Libraries! Complete with:
  • Access to over £5 million worth of market research databases.
  • Free one-to-one Business Support advice.
We think they’re pretty great, but don’t take our word for it! Here’s what Perdita Scott, founder of Moor Imagination had to say:


“BIPC Okehampton is an amazing resource for local businesses. Everyone was so friendly and gave real-life practical advice on how to help your business thrive! Libraries – so much more than books and beyond!”


Sounds like your cup of tea? Why not pop into a Business & Information drop-in for a friendly chat?

  • Monday 16th January 10am-12pm, Okehampton Library 
  • Thursday 12th January, 10am-12pm, Seaton Library 


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