During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic we are working to make as much of our business offer available online as possible. Our Business & IP enquiry service can still be contacted via Business@glasgowlife.org.uk and we will be highlighting available webinars here and on twitter @BIPCGlasgow
Coming up in September:
Monday 7th September, 2:00pm, Business Gateway, 'Improve Your Search Engine Ranking'
Wednesday 9th September, 2:00pm, Business Gateway, 'Trading Online'
Wednesday 9th September, 10:00am, RBS, 'Implementing Innovation'
Thursday 10th September, 9.30am, Business Gateway, 'Writing a Business Plan'
Friday 11th September, 12:00pm, BIPC, 'Why you need a Trademark and How to Search for One'
Monday 14th September, 10:00am, Business Gateway, 'A practical guide to building your own E-commerce business website'
Wednesday 16th September, 3:00pm, BIPC, 'The new way to raise capital for your business: agile funding'
Wednesday 16th September, 12:00pm, RBS, 'An Audience with Theo Paphitis'
Thursday 17th September, 10:00am, Business Gateway, 'Photography for Business Online'
See also the BIPC Business Resiliance Toolkit a bespoke toolkit for small business owners for this period
As part of our Power Up project we can connect you to free digital technology and skills learning opportunities to help you grow your business.
See also the Government Skills Toolkit.
If you are looking for training opportunities for you and your staff, look no further than the British Library BIPC Webinars. These hour long sessions can be viewed from the comfort of your own home and are delivered by the business experts from the BIPC in London.
Business Gateway have moved much of their offer online to help businesses through COVID-19. Most of the upcoming topics are directly relevant to the new challenges businesses are facing.
Google Digital Garage
Google Digital Garage To support small business owners and people working remotely, Google Digital Garage has launched as a webinar series. The training is free for everyone to attend and delivered by expert trainers to help and support learning from home, whatever the goal.
Scottish Enterprise host expert-delivered webinars all year round and will be hosting more during the COVID-19 period. All free.
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
Webinars delivered by the GCC are generally for members only but, in light of the current situation, they are offering many of them free even to non-members. Topics include coronavirus business discussions and chats about working from home.
Entrepreneurial Scotland Momentum
A series of round-tables and panel events which are now entirely online to help you run your business in these challenging times.
Along with our partner organisations we run a series of workshops, events, webinars and networking opportunities to support Business Start Ups and SMEs. Following the pandemic we will return to delivering our core Business offer below:
Experts in Residence
Free One-to-One advice sessions from experts in their field. Find out more about our Experts in Residence
Resources for Business Start-Ups
This session is aimed at anyone thinking about starting a business or becoming self-employed. Attendees will be shown how to make use of specialist business information databases available through membership of Glasgow Libraries, including COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser), FAME, IBIS World and ProQuest.
Find out more about these resources on our Business Resources page.
FAME: How to create targeted sales and marketing lists
Looking for marketing leads? Then register for our free FAME Workshop which gives instruction in using the database to obtain marketing lists especially tailored to your needs.
A Beginner's Guide to Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property (IP) is protection for creativity and innovation. An understanding of IP and its protection is important for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, design, brand name, literary work or a song. This session will give you the knowledge to identify the IP assets contained within your business and how best to protect them. The session will cover the four main types of IP protection – copyright, patents, trademarks and designs.
Intellectual Property Clinics
In partnership with Creation IP Ltd Business & IP Centre Glasgow offer a confidential environment for you to discuss your ideas, products, designs and brands with a CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys) registered patent attorney.
Book your free 30 minute appointment via Eventbrite.
Business Information Support: One-to-One
Business information one-to-one sessions are aimed at anyone thinking of becoming self-employed, starting a business and established businesses. Our specialist staff will guide you to information sources to help you research your business idea, start your business, research new markets, find new customers and protect your Intellectual Property. Contact us to book an appointment.
Business Gateway Workshops
Business Gateway deliver their Business Start Up Awareness Seminar at Business & IP Centre Glasgow as well as a series of workshops to support business startup and growth from other locations.
Topics include: start up awareness, business planning, finance, taxation, marketing and a range of workshops supporting digital skills.
Visit Business Gateway for upcoming workshop dates and to reserve your free place.
British Library Webinars
As well as hosting live screenings of webinars here in Business & IP Centre Glasgow – see Eventbrite and @BIPCGLasgow for details – you can also view past and upcoming webinars via the Business & IP Centre London.
Throughout the year we host live screenings of the Inspiring Entrepreneurs series of panel disuccsions from the British Library. On each occasion we also have local entrepreneurs giving talks and demonstrations in Glasgow ahead of the screening.
Annually we take part in Start Up Day, a national celebration to support business start ups with a host of free events, workshops, guest speakers and activities throughout the day
Booking your place
Follow us on twitter @BIPCGlasgow for updates