Workshops and Events
Highlights this month:
Face-to-face activity is returning at BIPC Glasgow (The Mitchell Library)!
Coming up in October, on Tuesday 19th at 3.00pm, we have our Resources for moving your business online workshop where you can learn about the different tools you can use to make an impact online. Furthermore, we are launching our Tech Talks business network sessions on Thursday 11th at 9.30am. Tech Talks offers an opportunity for Glasgow's sole traders, entrepreneurs and small businesses to network and discuss digital tools for business with their peers.
Click here to see the rest of our programme and to book FREE sessions at BIPC Glasgow.
COMING SOON 11th November is the BIPC National Network's Annual Start-Up Day. This year's theme is sustainability. The day will feature FREE online and in-person sessions. Booking will open week commencing 18th October.
Experts in Residence
Our Experts in Residence provide access to free advice sessions to help you start and grow your business.
Thursday 4th November and 2nd December, from 2:00pm, Parris and McNally, Chartered Accountant in Residence
Saturday 9th October and 13th November, from 10:00am, Jamie McCoy, Digital Marketing Expert in Residence
Wednesday 10th October and 17th November, from 2:00pm, Gilson Gray, Online Legal Adviser in Residence
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. Email us to arrange your free 30 minute appointment.
BIPC Glasgow 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.
BIPC Glasgow workshops & webinars
Our regular BIPC Glasgow webinars and in-person workshops continue. Sign up for your free place:
"Alastair and Tony's session was very informative and explained everything in simple terms so that we could understand and have offered support after the event. Thank you both for an excellent session and we will be booking onto more sessions." webinar attendee
Tuesday 2nd November 3.00pm, Resources for business start up (at BIPC Glasgow, The Mitchell Library).
Tuesday 9th November 3.00pm, How to start your own social enterprise (at BIPC Glasgow, The Mitchell Library).
Thursday 28th October and 25th November 11.00am, Introduction to IP: How to identify and protect your IP assets webinar.
Tuesday 12th October 11.00am, Grow your sales and marketing opportunities with FAME webinar.
Tuesday 19th October 3.00pm, Resources for moving your business online (at BIPC Glasgow, The Mitchell Library).
Thursday 19th October and 18th November, 9.30am Tech Talks business networking (at BIPC Glasgow, The Mitchell Library).
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.
We know this is a difficult time for small businesses and business owners. That’s why BIPC have developed a dedicated programme to support SMEs across the country, all of which can be accessed remotely, wherever you are.
Open to all business owners, especially those in the first years of trading, the Reset. Restart programme is here to help you transform, future-proof or grow your business through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Join one or more of the series of ten monthly webinars – covering product and service innovation and marketing to finance and new business models - for practical, jargon-free training and advice; network with other entrepreneurs and receive further tailored support from your local team here at BIPC Glasgow.
Book your place: Rest. Restart programme
Start Up Day 2020
If you missed some of the talks from last year's Start Up Day - talks and practical advice sessions designed to get your business idea off to a flying start - or want to watch them again, you can catch up via the BIPC TV player
Sessions cover: finding a mentor, business trends, resources to support your business start-up or develop your own digital skills, how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign and much more!
Watch BIPC Glasgow's Start Up Day session on Resources for Business Start Ups, delivered by our Information Officer Kavan Stafford.
You can now also view our Circular Economy event with the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce that took place on Start Up Day.
Along with our partner organisations we run regular workshops, events, webinars and networking opportunities to support Business Start Ups and SMEs:
Partner Organisations and Business Support
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.
A series of round-tables and panel events which are now entirely online to help you run your business in these challenging times.
Booking your place
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