Working for yourself can be exciting and rewarding, but preparing and researching your idea will increase your chances of success.  Ask About Business can help you do a lot of the homework for free.

Business Ideas:
Turn your idea into a business with COBRA – the Complete Business Reference Advisor.

Market Research:
Vital to your business planning - you need to know who your potential customers and competitors are. Use our industry-standard business databases for research and save yourself time and money.

Check the calendar for activities. Many libraries offer start up advice sessions, as well as workshops and networking opportunities.

Business Books:
from learning basic accountancy to the latest business biography.

Intellectual Property help

Free office space:
Libraries have free wifi, and most offer PCs, printers and copying facilities. You'll find space to work, and many have meeting rooms. Find a library near you

Business & Intellectual Property Centre Manchester