TW Tech Focus
TW Tech Focus is an online portal providing guidance to tech companies at various stages of the corporate life cycle, ranging from start-ups to companies entering commercialisation.
Seed Investment Documents
Sooner rather than later technology start up founders are going to try to get funding. If they have not done this before it will mean a whole new world of investors, jargon and eventually, legal documentation. Our useful documents page contains a set of completely free investment related documents in the hope that they will help to educate the entrepreneurial community and speed up the investment process, not to mention keep costs to a minimum.
Growth Vouchers Programme
The Small Business Charter Growth Voucher programme is a part-funded government initiative designed to help small businesses grow through specialist business education, a dedicated business mentor and a network of ambitious business leaders.
Delivered in London by UCL, this targeted business growth programme will look at key business activities to help you grow:
- A review of growth opportunities
- Cash flow and general financial management
- Marketing and sales strategies
- Managing people - HR strategies for small businesses
- Process mapping and adding value
- Raising the finance for growth
- Planning next steps
- 10-hours of one-to-one mentoring
- Access to national networking events
It can be tough to start and run a business. The Business & IP Centre, at the British Library in London, has all the business and IP (intellectual property) information you need as an innovator and entrepreneur. Learn from the success of others and meet like-minded people. It's free and can save you time and money!
It only takes a second to have a bright idea, that moment of inspiration, but often takes a lifetime to do something with it! The reason is simple; protecting and developing an idea can be complicated, confusing and often an expensive mistake. But it doesnt have to be. There are simple steps that can be taken to help your idea develop along a progressive route, minimising the risks and maximising the opportunity.
The British Library Business & IP Centre has developed a programme of e-learning courses in partnership with Nelson Croom that will take you step-by-step through the protection and development of your idea. Each step is designed as an easy-to-use course that can be undertaken at your leisure.