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Business services | Starting a business | Birmingham City Council

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Business services

The Library offers an exceptional free business information, advice and planning service. Our experienced and trained advisors are on hand to support you whether you want to start a business, develop your business ideas or need help with intellectual property issues. To access some services, you must be a library member.

Start a business

If you're a budding entrepreneur, our advisors can help you develop your ideas into a viable business proposition. Resources, templates, workshops and training videos are available for all types of new businesses, with many resources available online.

Grow a business

We can help you to grow and expand an existing business through practical support and advice covering everything from suppliers and funding to export trade and employment schemes.

Run a business

We can help you with everything you need to know to run a successful business including employment law, business paperwork, tax issues and advice on legislation.