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Reset. Restart has launched to support SMEs in Birmingham


Thursday 15th October

On October 6th Library of Birmingham joined with the British Library to launch a dedicated, six-month programme: Reset. Restart, to support SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in Birmingham to transform, future-proof and grow their business through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reset. Restart runs alongside the day-to-day services provided by the Birmingham BIPC, one of 14 regional Centres in the British Library’s BIPC Network. The Centre offers free and low-cost access to business intelligence, market research, 1-1s, training and IP support to aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and more established SMEs in Birmingham. The Birmingham BIPC has a proven track record of helping to create successful small businesses with strong survival rates and of supporting under-represented entrepreneurs in Birmingham. 

Libraries Minister, Caroline Dinenage, says: "The Reset. Restart scheme from the British Library will provide the practical help and skills that entrepreneurs need to recover from the impact of coronavirus and grow successful businesses. Thanks to our £13 million investment in the network, more businesses, jobs and local economies across the country can benefit from the invaluable expert advice available through this fantastic institution."

Delivered by the British Library, the national programme comprises a series of 10 monthly webinars on topics including:

  • Opportunities in the ‘new normal’
  • Product and service innovation
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • New business models

The webinar series will repeat each month. Participants living in Birmingham will be able to access further support from Birmingham BIPC. With social distancing and the “rule of six” set to continue into the coming months, sessions will take place remotely where appropriate.

For details and booking, visit:
British Library webinars - https://www.bl.uk/events/reset-restart
Library of Birmingham events - bit.ly/brecseminars 


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