Moving up the Value Chain -                           from Readers to Customers and Clients                           Neil...
Inspiration                      To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be a pathological                           ...
The first place to come for           entrepreneurs, innovators and business researchers       Get inspirationProperty Inf...
The first place to come for           entrepreneurs, innovators and business researchers       Get inspiration            ...
Our survey said…          Q2 Have you used, or do you expect to use any of the following          material today?         ...
A selection of our online information sourcesProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Busi...
Trade andbusiness journalscover mainstreamsectorsAnd niches
And nicheswithin niches           CompetitionProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Busi...
IndustryGuides toget youstarted                                                                                           ...
Choose your serviceProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre   19     ...
Free workshopsProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre   21          ...
Hands on trainingProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre   23       ...
Get free expert advice              Mark Sheahan                                           Stephen Fear                 Da...
Trained Business AdvisorsProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre    ...
Property Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre
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2012 sept property information managers forum

  1. 1. Moving up the Value Chain - from Readers to Customers and Clients Neil Infield – Manager Business & IP Centre neil.infield@bl.uk - @ninfield (twitter) - ninfield.wordpress.com What is the British Library for? We exist for anyone who wants to do research – for academic, personal or commercial purposes i.e. You!Property Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 2
  2. 2. Inspiration To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be a pathological optimist and believe you can change things. But youve got to know what you need to do, and how to do it. The Centre can help you find out, and that can have such a powerful effect. Dame Anita Roddick, founder of The Body ShopProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre Inspiration I had my idea, because it was successful, inevitably it was copied and because I had patents I was able to go to court and defend my idea and enforce my patent rights… Overall its been really an amazing journey and Ive learnt a huge amount and the Library and the Business & IP Centre has been a hugely important part of everything that Ive done I recommend the Business & IP Centre as a safe haven for inventors. Mandy Haberman Inventor of the Anywayup CupProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre
  3. 3. The first place to come for entrepreneurs, innovators and business researchers Get inspirationProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 5 The first place to come for entrepreneurs, innovators and business researchers Get inspiration Protect your ideasProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 6
  4. 4. The first place to come for entrepreneurs, innovators and business researchers Get inspiration Protect your ideas Develop your businessProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 7 Our survey said… Q1. What was your reason for using the Business and IP Centre Reading Room today? Understand market/customers/clients 55% Help write a business plan 21% Quiet working space 19% Develop idea 18% Help launch new business 12% Help expand business 10% Test feasibility of business idea 8% Studying 8% Help protect idea/design 6% Find out if idea/design original 5% Base: All setting up/running business and Patent search 5% living/working/setting up business in London (155)Property Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 8
  5. 5. Our survey said… Q2 Have you used, or do you expect to use any of the following material today? Online resources 54% Market Research reports 40% Journals/magazines 33% Directories 22% Company Annual Reports 15% Business help/start up books 14% Daily Newspapers 14% Trade literature 13% IP publications 12% BL industry information guides 10% Business/Management text books 9% Base: All setting up/running business and Journals from main catalogue 6% living/working/setting up business in London (155)Property Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 9 What we have done Since opening in March 2006, we have… Welcomed nearly 300,000 people through the doors…of whom over 25,000 have received direct advice, guidance and training Delivered over 3,000 workshops and 1:1 advice sessions and established high profile ‘Inspiring Entrepreneurs’ Exceeded our LDA targets for delivering business advice and employment supportProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 10
  6. 6. A selection of our online information sourcesProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 11 Trade directories
  7. 7. Trade andbusiness journalscover mainstreamsectorsAnd niches
  8. 8. And nicheswithin niches CompetitionProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 16
  9. 9. IndustryGuides toget youstarted 17 Download and take homeProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 18
  10. 10. Choose your serviceProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 19 Building partnerships to spread the wordProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 20
  11. 11. Free workshopsProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 21 Partner WorkshopsProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 22
  12. 12. Hands on trainingProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 23 InspirationProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 24
  13. 13. Get free expert advice Mark Sheahan Stephen Fear David Warrilow Inventor Entrepreneur Patent and trademark in Residence in Residence attorneyProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 25 Engage with our Social Media activities British Library Entrepreneur and SME Network has over 1,800 members. Our BIPCTV YouTube channel showcases our Inspiring Entrepreneurs events and our success stories. 340,000 views 3,800 followers on Twitter Over 5,000 members Steve Van Dulken – The Patent Blog Neil Infield – In from the OutfieldProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 26
  14. 14. Trained Business AdvisorsProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 27 Information professionals: old and new Old New Gatekeeper Collaborator Online searcher Trainer Custodian of collections Facilitator Service provider Information advisors Information gatherer Problem solver Library process Business process Inward looking NetworkerSource: Lesley Robinson, Lesley Robinson Consultancy Services Ltd, www.lesleyrobinson.co.ukProperty Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 28
  15. 15. Property Information Managers Forum.- 2012 Sept - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre

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