Welcome to the

Business & IP Centres

at East Riding Libraries

Welcome

BIPC East Riding Libraries provide specialist business information and resources for anyone thinking about self-employment, setting up, or growing a business. Trained staff offer support to help you research how to start, grow and protect your business.

You can use our resources, tools and contacts to guide you through:

  • researching your initial idea
  • reaching new customers
  • checking out competitors and suppliers
  • checking whether your Intellectual Property (IP) is protected - copyright, trademarks, designs, patents
Join a thriving business community at your local library

Where we are

BIPC
Beverley Library
Visit us
Or call us on (01482) 392750
BIPC Bridlington Central Library
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Or call us on (01262) 672917
BIPC
Goole Library
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Or call us on (01405) 762187

Where are you on your entrepreneur journey?Find out if the East Riding Libraries BIPC can help you and when it's time to contact the East Riding Business Advisers by letting us know more about where you are in your business plans.

Do you have an idea for a product or business?
Not yet, but I know there's one in there somewhere
Pop in and see the East Riding Libraries Business and Intellectual Property Centres at Beverley, Bridlington or Goole.
I want to start my own business, but I don't know what
Pop in and see the East Riding Libraries Business and Intellectual Property Centres at Beverley, Bridlington or Goole.
Yes, I just need some help to put it on paper
Pop in and see the East Riding Libraries Business and Intellectual Property Centres at Beverley, Bridlington or Goole, or go straight to the East Riding Business Advisers.
Yes, I need grants and financial advice to get started
You're ready to chat with East Riding Business Advisers. Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website for more information.
Visit starting, growing and locating your business
Yes! I've done a business plan too
You're ready to chat with East Riding Business Advisers. Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website for more information.
Visit starting, growing and locating your business
Invented something?
Yes, how do I stop someone using my idea?
Pop in and see the East Riding Libraries Business and Intellectual Property Centres at Beverley, Bridlington or Goole.
Not yet, but I'd like to. I'm just not sure where there's gaps in the market or where would be the best area to research
Get in touch with East Riding Business Advisers. Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website for more information.
Visit starting, growing and locating your business
Yes, I have established my product/brand but I want to grow and reach new territories or markets
Get in touch with East Riding Business Advisers. Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website for more information.
Visit starting, growing and locating your business
Want to protect or diversify your business?
I want to offer a new service or product, but not sure who else is doing it
Pop in and see the East Riding Libraries Business and Intellectual Property Centres at Beverley, Bridlington or Goole.
I want to make sure no-one else can use my ideas or business model
Pop in and see the East Riding Libraries Business and Intellectual Property Centres at Beverley, Bridlington or Goole.
I want to change the way my business operates
Get in touch with East Riding Business Advisers. Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website for more information.
Visit starting, growing and locating your business
I want to change the way I grow and expand my business
Get in touch with East Riding Business Advisers. Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website for more information.
Visit starting, growing and locating your business

Resources

COBRA

Available at: All East Riding Libraries.

How to access: Access anywhere with a library card - it's free to join!

Description: An encyclopaedia of practical information for starting, running and managing a small business. Includes over 4,000 fact sheets, basic market trends and local area profiles. Library card holders can access COBRA and are permitted to download/print limited numbers of documents for their own PERSONAL USE, to help research, start up or run a business.



Visit COBRA portal (external website)

East Riding 4 Business

Available at: All East Riding Libraries.

How to access: AAccess anywhere (registration is free)

Description: Registration will give you immediate, free and unrestricted access to our comprehensive database of funding opportunities and business advice services. You can browse or search for funding, generate reports and set up alerts to receive updates regarding suitable funding opportunities.



Visit East Riding 4 Business (external website)

EMIS

Available at: All East Riding Libraries.

How to access: Just visit the website while connected at East Riding Libraries, either using our Public Access PCs or using East Riding Free Wi-Fi on your own device.

Description: Emerging markets (developing countries) research data and trends. Customers can view the data in the BIPC and Library staff can download and email reports to customers on request under the following conditions:

  • Up to 10 reports may be downloaded for an individual Authorised User per day
  • Up to 250 companies in list form may be downloaded for an individual Authorised User per week



Visit EMIS website (external website)

EMIS

Available at: Beverley, Bridlington Central and Goole Libraries only.

How to access: You will need a login and password available from library staff and to visit the website while connected at East Riding Libraries, either using our Public Access PCs or using East Riding Free Wi-Fi on your own device.

Description: Experian MarketIQ is designed to enable quick access to the best quality information on UK businesses including Companies House Documents and Global Mergers and Acquisitions, through simple Company Name or Registered Number look up.



Visit Market IQ website (external website)

Innovation DB

Available at: Beverley, Bridlington Central and Goole Libraries only.

How to access: You will need a login and password available from library staff and to visit the website while connected at East Riding Libraries, either using our Public Access PCs or using East Riding Free Wi-Fi on your own device.

Description: Trusted industry research covering thousands of global industries. Get a quick and intelligent overview of any industry. In every report, you'll find actionable insights, comprehensive data and in-depth analysis on industries around the globe. Use it to understand market size, competitors and drafting business plans.



Visit IbisWorld.com (external website)

Innovation DB

Available at: Beverley, Bridlington Central and Goole Libraries only.

How to access: You will need a login and password available from library staff and to visit the website while connected at East Riding Libraries, either using our Public Access PCs or using East Riding Free Wi-Fi on your own device.

Description: Innovation DB ia world leading database of new emerging technologies worldwide developed by universities and other research institutions working in all fields of science and technology. The database gives manufacturers, R&D departments, venture capitalists, and private equity funds an invaluable tool with which to easily find relevant examples of new emerging technologies and partnership opportunities.



Visit InnovationDB.com (external website)

Local Data

Available at: Beverley, Bridlington Central and Goole Libraries only.

How to access: You will need a login and password available from library staff and to visit the website while connected at East Riding Libraries, either using our Public Access PCs or using East Riding Free Wi-Fi on your own device.

Description: The Local Data team is on the ground daily, physically examining every retail location across the UK to capture an accurate and dynamic picture of the UK high street. Historic analysis, present and future forecasts can be extrapolated from this data, enabling our clients to make better strategic decisions. Determine what each unit in a location is being used for, how long it has been occupied and how many other similar retail businesses are operating in an area.



Visit localdatacompany.com (external website)

Mintel

Available at: Goole and Bridlington Central Libraries only.

How to access: Just visit the website while connected at East Riding Libraries, either using our Public Access PCs or using East Riding Free Wi-Fi on your own device.

Description: Consumer-based market research & trends UK. A broad range of consumer and lifestyle markets in the United Kingdom. Covers UK - Beauty and Personal Care; Business: Construction; Business: Services; Business: Utilities & Energy ; Drink; Food; Food Service; Lifestyles; Media.

View in BIPC only as printing or downloading is not permitted.



Visit Mintel portal (external website)

Statista

Available at: Beverley, Bridlington Central and Goole Libraries only.

How to access: You will need a login and password available from library staff and to visit the website while connected at East Riding Libraries, either using our Public Access PCs or using East Riding Free Wi-Fi on your own device.

Description: Statista is a global statistics database, containing tables, charts and infographics from 170 industries and more than 150 countries.



Visit Statista.com (external website)

Workshops and Events

Pop in and speak to our friendly staff. We can signpost you to a wide range of free or low cost business workshops, webinars and events. These include:

  • Business ideas & resources
  • Business advice
  • Book-keeping for business
  • Social media
  • Intellectual Property
  • Research tools for business, including market research
  • Marketing for business
You can also access the BIPC National Reset Restart programme anytime. Join one or more of our series of monthly webinars for practical, jargon-free training and advice.

FREE business workshops, 1-2-1 ideas clinics and other events are also available throughout the BIPC Humber Partnership. View and book events

For every bright idea
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