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The Business & IP Centre Cambridgeshire and the Peterborough Business IP Centre supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing your business. The Business & IP Centre Cambridgeshire is part of the British Library Business & IP Centre national network.

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Our team will help you take the right steps to start up, protect and grow your business. 

Develop your ideas with our market research and company databases, learn new skills at a workshop or have a confidential one to one.  Book one of our free or low cost events at the Business IP Centre. If you can’t visit us, you can still take advantage of the British Library’s expertise by registering for regular webinars, from wherever you are in the world.

Take a look at the latest Business & IP Centre Network report, 'Democratising Entrepreneurship', to see more of the real-life impact the Business and IP Centre has had on businesses operating today.

Speak to our advisors for help and information on taking the first steps to self-employment, and take advantage of free full access to the library service's computer and internet facilities. Please book an appointment by contacting the Business & IP Centre Cambridgeshire.

We host regular events to help you set up and run your business

We provide free access to reputable business information resources 

Organisations to help you start, manage and grow your business

We have many rooms available for hire. If you are looking to hold an event or activity, appointment with a client, private study session, exhibition or workshop, why not book a room with us?

Enrol on new CISCO NetAcad free online courses. Cambridgeshire Libraries, in partnership with Cisco Networking Academy, provide self-paced introductory IT courses. 

Search our catalogue to find books and ebooks to help you set up and run your business.

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Contact us

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0345 045 5225 

Address: Central Library, Cambridge

7 Lion Yard



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