Start up support

Make your Business Succeed – Self employment start up event

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Thursday 12 March 2009
10.00 – 16.00
British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

This is a one-day conference for people with a disability who are interested in setting up a business or working for themselves, run by the British Library Business & IP Centre and Leonard Cheshire Disability.

The event includes a tailored programme of workshops and one-to-one advice sessions to help you get started. It will give you an overview of the different aspects of running a business which you need to be aware of, and the opportunities and support available to you, such as the Ready to Start programme. You will have the chance to network and make contact with like-minded people with similar aspirations and concerns. You might also find potential customers, business partners and suppliers.

During the event you can attend a workshop and have a one-to-one advice session with business and information experts from the British Library, Business Link for London, HM Revenue & Customs and the Ready to Start programme, which will give you the chance to ask specific questions and gain expert advice. Jobcentre Plus will be giving advice about in-work benefits and how they can help you make the transition from benefits to work.

The event is wheelchair-accessible and we will endeavour to cater to individual access needs if you tell us your requirements when you book.


10.00 – 10.30Registration and breakfast
10.30 – 11.00Welcome speeches
11.00 – 12.30Workshops (to choose on the day on a first-come, first-served basis)
Option 1: Marketing on a Small Budget
(Business Link London)
Option 2: Working for Yourself (Business Link London)
Option 3: Beginner’s Guide to Intellectual Property
(British Library)
12.30 – 13.15Lunch and networking
13.15 – 14.45One-to-one advice sessions with business advisers and exhibitors
14.45 – 15.30Case study and closing session
15.30 – 16.00Refreshments and networking

View our events calendar and book your place

Find out more about disabled access in the Library at

If you have any queries about this event please contact Gabrielle Rose on
+44 (0)20 7412 7080 or Clare Harris on +44 (0)20 7412 7257.

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