The British Library
The British Library Business & IP Centre in London supports entrepreneurs, inventors, and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration through to successfully launching and developing a business.
City Business Library
City Business Library is the only public library for business information offering free access to the UK’s most comprehensive collection of business databases and publications, including general start up advice, information on market research, plus national and international coverage for statistics, company data and business news.
Their expert staff are here to help — so if you are a job-seeker; sole trader; start-up; microenterprise; entrepreneur SME (small and medium enterprise); charity; social enterprise or anyone who needs business information come and talk to them (or phone or email). Anyone can use them — all you need to do is walk in the door! Where you live does not matter.
City Corporation of London
The City of London Corporation is committed to encouraging and supporting enterprise and small business growth within the Square Mile itself and within neighboring boroughs.
Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s economy is characterised by the number of small and unique businesses. Their Supply Cross River 2 initiative aims to develop supply chains in central London and is a free service available to businesses in Kensington and Chelsea. The programme is designed to help small and medium sized businesses to access supply chains and to help them improve their tendering skills.
Westminster City Council
The Westminster City Council offers a wealth of support to help start-ups or small businesses grow. These services include business planning and testing, pop-up shops and markets, finance advice for business and business netowroking events and mentoring.