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  • Here are couple of scenarios I want you to picture in your heads. Me to client: Why did you decide to start a business with your father? Client: Well you need to understand that when I was growing up my father was an alcoholic and I had to be the man of the family. Now that I have my degree and accountancy qualification and my father has been made redundant, I want to get him back on his feet again. Here is another. Me to client: So what brought you here from Ghana? Client: My father was a senior civil servant but got the wrong side of those in power and was killed. My 5 brothers and sisters all had to leave the country for our own safety. These are both situations I encountered soon after offering one to one business advice clinics the Business & IP Centre.
  • Collection is vast – around 150 million items – over 600 kilometres of shelving. It covers every written language. 3.5 million sound recordings – from the earliest wax cylinder to the latest chart topper 4.5 million maps – from 15th century to latest Ordinance Survey digital sheets. 7 million manuscripts – from the Magna Carta to Beatles lyrics on the back of an envelope 8 million stamps – including a unique Gold Coast: 1883 (May) 1d on 4d magenta 13 million books – including the earliest dated printed book, the Diamond Sutra 56 million patents 58 million newspapers and journals – dating from 1603 to the latest issue of your local paper Through Legal Deposit we receive 600,000 new items a year – an entitlement that dates back to 1662. In addition we spend some £16 million a year on new acquisitions. Some unexpected items Recent acquisitions include a box of gunpowder, allegedly left by one… Guy Fawkes
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • Apple tried to sue Microsoft for stealing their software ideas, but as Bill Gates pointed out Apple stole them from Xerox Parc.
  • The original windows operating system.
  • We learnt from our customers that providing access to information was not enough. So we had to develop a range of new services. The more we added the more were wanted. Currently moving from my team giving regular workshops to become accredited business advisors.
  • We learnt from our customers that providing access to information was not enough. So we had to develop a range of new services. The more we added the more were wanted. Currently moving from my team giving regular workshops to become accredited business advisors.
  • We learnt from our customers that providing access to information was not enough. So we had to develop a range of new services. The more we added the more were wanted. Currently moving from my team giving regular workshops to become accredited business advisors.
  • Talk about why M.R is important. Eg knowing demand for a product/service Test business idea. Check existing customer satisfaction. Analyse competitors Know your market sector, volume, demand. Have information for all of the above. Good business decisions based on good intelligence, you can minimise risk. Perhaps the jewel in our crown within the Business & IP Centre is our collection of 7,000 market research reports which we calculate would cost in the region of £7m to purchase. Here is a small selection of our publishers. Each has its own specialised area of research. Talk about different market sectors, eg retail, research & development etc
  • I consider our collection of 3,500 trade directories to be the Cinderella of our resources. Despite their unexciting name for many business areas they are a unique and unrivalled source of information on suppliers, competitors and potential partners.
  • Information The heart of our offering Free business and intellectual property information on UK & Overseas companies, products and markets Thousands of printed reports, directories & journals and access to over 40 online databases worth £500,000 Impartial information experts guiding you to the information you need – in the Centre elsewhere in the British Library and beyond . Business & IP Information Advice Clinics You can book a 1 hour Information Advice Clinic with one of our experts, who can guide you to the relevant information and discuss your ideas in a confidential setting. Example – You have invented a revolutionary new toothbrush 100507
  • We have a fully equipped room for interactive workshops This is one of the 3 workshop areas within the Business & IP centre. British Library staff – how to find and use information – Companies, Markets, Patents, Designs, etc which are FREE Partners Subsidised workshops – some FREE Writing Business Plans – Business Plan Services Social Enterprise – Red Ochre Access to Islamic Finance - PR for small businesses 1-to-1 sessions – London Business Support Service
  • Our IT training room allows hands on training on our range of databases. You can access our databases for free. Hands on search
  • Working with 17 partners to add to our range of activities Our partners are vital as they provide training and events which we could not do from our skills base.
  • Ask An Expert 1-to-1 sessions with experienced entrepreneurs . We now have a fantastic array of experts as you can see: Kresse Wesling Thinking about breaking into environmental business? Kresse Wesling is a young Canadian eco-entrepreneur with three successful ethical businesses under her belt, including Bio-Supplies, who provide biodegradable packaging for the food industry. Mark Sheahan Are you an inventor with an idea in need of a patent, or in search of the right licensing agreement? Meet with our Inventor in Residence, Mark Sheahan. Mark specialises in easy-open, child-resistant dispensing closures for the packaging industry.  Sam Gyimah Sam can provide you with essential tips and advice on funding sources, how to prepare for pitches and who's best for your business idea. Having steered two successful companies he understands the issues all budding entrepreneurs have to battle with. Helen Parkins Starting or already running a new business and worried about the legal side of things? Helen is a qualified solicitor turned small business advisor. She has been advising for nearly twenty years and is known for her friendly and practical approach to the law Rachel Elnaugh Looking to expand your business but concerned about achieving sustainable growth? Learn from the experiences of Rachel Elnaugh. At 24 Rachel developed the experiences brand Red Letter Days and went on to generate over £100million in turnover.
  • Mandy Haberman, Founder, Haberman Associates Mandy set about designing the Haberman Feeder which is used in hospitals throughout the world. Her latest invention, the Anywayup Cup, has revolutionised the market, selling 10 million cups per year. Mandy was British Female Inventor of the Year 2000 and won the Design Effectiveness Awards 2000. Having successfully enforced her intellectual property rights through the courts, she has become an avid campaigner for improvements in the patent system. 'As an independent inventor and entrepreneur, I know it is essential to research and protect your patent. The Business & IP Centre houses intellectual property information and expertise which can demystify the patenting process and save you money on lawyers' fees.‘ Adam Pritchard, Founder, RJA foods Adam had the ingenious idea of developing a juice drink from pomegranates. To make sure the rest of the world thought it was a great idea, too, Adam used the Business & IP Centre to research the market for juice. 'I had no background in food and drink, so I researched the fruit and its health properties and how it might be processed, then learned more about the juice market in the UK.' Using the Library for this detailed research clearly paid off. 'Pomegreat' juice is now sold through major supermarkets and Adam's company has an annual turnover of £5 million. Imtaz Khaliq, Bespoke Tailor, Imtaz Regarded as London's first female tailor, Imtaz Khaliq is one of the UK's leading lights in the new couture tailoring movement, and an avid user of the Library's business resources. 'The Business & IP Centre provided me with on-site access to a treasure trove of a research collection, which offers users from the creative industries an intoxicating mix of inspiration and information under one roof.' Imtaz has been named by Cosmopolitan as one of the four top tailors in London. Her couture tailoring business has been established for over 12 years. Imtaz enjoys a high-profile client base, having designed for pop star Dina Carroll, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, newsreader Kay Burley and supermodel Tatjana Pattiz.
  • Mandy Haberman, Founder, Haberman Associates Mandy set about designing the Haberman Feeder which is used in hospitals throughout the world. Her latest invention, the Anywayup Cup, has revolutionised the market, selling 10 million cups per year. Mandy was British Female Inventor of the Year 2000 and won the Design Effectiveness Awards 2000. Having successfully enforced her intellectual property rights through the courts, she has become an avid campaigner for improvements in the patent system. 'As an independent inventor and entrepreneur, I know it is essential to research and protect your patent. The Business & IP Centre houses intellectual property information and expertise which can demystify the patenting process and save you money on lawyers' fees.‘ Adam Pritchard, Founder, RJA foods Adam had the ingenious idea of developing a juice drink from pomegranates. To make sure the rest of the world thought it was a great idea, too, Adam used the Business & IP Centre to research the market for juice. 'I had no background in food and drink, so I researched the fruit and its health properties and how it might be processed, then learned more about the juice market in the UK.' Using the Library for this detailed research clearly paid off. 'Pomegreat' juice is now sold through major supermarkets and Adam's company has an annual turnover of £5 million. Imtaz Khaliq, Bespoke Tailor, Imtaz Regarded as London's first female tailor, Imtaz Khaliq is one of the UK's leading lights in the new couture tailoring movement, and an avid user of the Library's business resources. 'The Business & IP Centre provided me with on-site access to a treasure trove of a research collection, which offers users from the creative industries an intoxicating mix of inspiration and information under one roof.' Imtaz has been named by Cosmopolitan as one of the four top tailors in London. Her couture tailoring business has been established for over 12 years. Imtaz enjoys a high-profile client base, having designed for pop star Dina Carroll, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, newsreader Kay Burley and supermodel Tatjana Pattiz.
  • Mandy Haberman, Founder, Haberman Associates Mandy set about designing the Haberman Feeder which is used in hospitals throughout the world. Her latest invention, the Anywayup Cup, has revolutionised the market, selling 10 million cups per year. Mandy was British Female Inventor of the Year 2000 and won the Design Effectiveness Awards 2000. Having successfully enforced her intellectual property rights through the courts, she has become an avid campaigner for improvements in the patent system. 'As an independent inventor and entrepreneur, I know it is essential to research and protect your patent. The Business & IP Centre houses intellectual property information and expertise which can demystify the patenting process and save you money on lawyers' fees.‘ Adam Pritchard, Founder, RJA foods Adam had the ingenious idea of developing a juice drink from pomegranates. To make sure the rest of the world thought it was a great idea, too, Adam used the Business & IP Centre to research the market for juice. 'I had no background in food and drink, so I researched the fruit and its health properties and how it might be processed, then learned more about the juice market in the UK.' Using the Library for this detailed research clearly paid off. 'Pomegreat' juice is now sold through major supermarkets and Adam's company has an annual turnover of £5 million. Imtaz Khaliq, Bespoke Tailor, Imtaz Regarded as London's first female tailor, Imtaz Khaliq is one of the UK's leading lights in the new couture tailoring movement, and an avid user of the Library's business resources. 'The Business & IP Centre provided me with on-site access to a treasure trove of a research collection, which offers users from the creative industries an intoxicating mix of inspiration and information under one roof.' Imtaz has been named by Cosmopolitan as one of the four top tailors in London. Her couture tailoring business has been established for over 12 years. Imtaz enjoys a high-profile client base, having designed for pop star Dina Carroll, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, newsreader Kay Burley and supermodel Tatjana Pattiz.
  • An introduction to the business and ip centre dish 2011

    1. 1. An introduction to The Business and IP Centre Neil Infield – Manager Business & IP Centre neil.infield@bl.uk - @ninfield (twitter) - ninfield.wordpress.com
    2. 2. What is the British Library for? We exist for anyone who wants to do research – for academic, personal or commercial purposes
    3. 3. <ul><li>To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be a pathological optimist and believe you can change things. But you've 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. </li></ul><ul><li>Dame Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop </li></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Computing </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>Steve Jobs: Good artists copy, great artists steal </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>but </li></ul><ul><li>Xerox Alto </li></ul><ul><li>was </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>first </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>New York Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>a great library… for business? </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Science Industry and Business Library </li></ul>
    9. 10. A vital resource for entrepreneurs, innovators and business researchers Get inspiration
    10. 11. A vital resource for entrepreneurs, innovators and business researchers Get inspiration Protect your ideas
    11. 12. A vital resource for entrepreneurs, innovators and business researchers Get inspiration Protect your ideas Develop your business
    12. 13. What we don’t do <ul><ul><li>Incubation (office space, wet labs, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prototyping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercialisation of IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start-up funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company formation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patent office applications </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. What we have done <ul><ul><li>Welcomed over 200,000 people through the doors… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… of whom over 25,000 have received direct advice, guidance and training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivered over 3,000 workshops and 1:1 advice sessions and established high profile ‘Inspiring Entrepreneurs’ sell-out series of events with role model entrepreneur speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exceeded our LDA targets for delivering business advice and employment support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Since opening in March 2006, we have… </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. What we have done <ul><ul><li>Increased our outreach programme to encompass prisons, Jobcentre Plus offices, outplacement agencies, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed a highly successful partner programme, with complementary skills and relevant networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attracted over £8.2 million of in-kind benefits, including sponsorship, pro bono advice and support and press coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successfully reached out to diverse audiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>37% BAME - 50% women - 4% disabled </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Since opening in March 2006, we have… </li></ul></ul>
    15. 16. Our survey said… Base: All setting up/running business and living/working/setting up business in London (155) Q1. What was your reason for using the Business and IP Centre Reading Room today?
    16. 17. Our survey said… Base: All setting up/running business and living/working/setting up business in London (155) Q2b Have you used, or do you expect to use any of the following material today?
    17. 18. Hard copy Market Research <ul><li>Key Note </li></ul><ul><li>Verdict </li></ul><ul><li>Mintel </li></ul><ul><li>MSI </li></ul><ul><li>Datamonitor </li></ul><ul><li>Pira International </li></ul><ul><li>Leatherhead Food Research </li></ul><ul><li>Frost & Sullivan </li></ul><ul><li>SportBusiness Group </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers Association </li></ul>
    18. 19. Trade & Business Directories <ul><li>3,500 Directories </li></ul><ul><li>C ountries, Industries & Trade Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Industry specific information </li></ul><ul><li>Suppliers of specific products & services </li></ul>
    19. 20. A selection of our online information sources
    20. 21. Guides
    21. 22. A new kind of service for the British Library
    22. 23. Networking
    23. 24. Free and subsidised workshops
    24. 25. Hands on training
    25. 26. e-learning
    26. 27. Social Media   Our page the ‘British Library Entrepreneur and SME Network’, has over 1,500 members, 70 discussion topics and 280 wall posts.  Facebook group Our BIPCTV YouTube channel showcases films of our previous Inspiring Entrepreneurs events and interviews with our success stories. 240,000+ views.  Watch videos on BIPCTV We have nearly 3,500 followers, including a number of influential business experts and successful entrepreneurs.    Follow us on Twitter Our group has just under 4,500 members and is growing all the time.  Join us on LinkedIn
    27. 28. Social Media   Steve Van Dulken – The Patent Blog http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/patentsblog/ Neil Infield – In from the Outfield http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/inthroughtheoutfield/
    28. 29. Partnerships
    29. 30. Free expert advice Mark Sheahan Business & IP Centre Inventor in Residence
    30. 31. Inspirational events
    31. 32. Our Success Stories <ul><ul><li>The Centre’s team of friendly staff and experts are outstanding and offer excellent professional advice free of charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anthony Lau </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Founder, Cyclehoop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyclehoop converts existing signposts into bicycle stands and has now been installed across London and most recently in Cambridgeshire. </li></ul></ul>
    32. 33. Our Success Stories The Business & IP Centre provided me with access to a treasure trove of a research collection, which offers users from the creative industries an intoxicating mix of inspiration and information under one roof. Imtaz Khaliq Bespoke Tailor Imtaz Khaliq has been named by Cosmopolitan as one of the four top tailors in London. She was awarded an MBE for her services to the fashion industry in the 2010 New Years Honours list. Imtaz clients include pop star Dina Carroll, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, and newsreader Kay Burley. <ul><ul><li>The Centre’s team of friendly staff and experts are outstanding and offer excellent professional advice free of charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anthony Lau </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Founder, Cyclehoop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyclehoop converts existing signposts into bicycle stands and has now been installed across London and most recently in Cambridgeshire. </li></ul></ul>
    33. 34. Our Success Stories I found the Centre quite unique. I could get some bits of information by going to a library, other bits by going online, and still more from other sources.  But nowhere else but the Centre can you find together in one place both the patent side of things and the marketing and business information you need. Jim Shaikh, Founder, Yoomi Award winning Yoomi bottle is now stocked in John Lewis, Mothercare and JoJo Maman Bebe and has recently been launched in Norway, Sweden and Denmark . The Business & IP Centre provided me with access to a treasure trove of a research collection, which offers users from the creative industries an intoxicating mix of inspiration and information under one roof. Imtaz Khaliq Bespoke Tailor Imtaz Khaliq has been named by Cosmopolitan as one of the four top tailors in London. She was awarded an MBE for her services to the fashion industry in the 2010 New Years Honours list. Imtaz clients include pop star Dina Carroll, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, and newsreader Kay Burley. <ul><ul><li>The Centre’s team of friendly staff and experts are outstanding and offer excellent professional advice free of charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anthony Lau </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Founder, Cyclehoop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyclehoop converts existing signposts into bicycle stands and has now been installed across London and most recently in Cambridgeshire. </li></ul></ul>
    34. 35. Information professionals who are here to help

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