Business support - advice

​We offer a wide variety of advice, one-to-one sessions and drop-ins for anyone who is considering self employment, starting a new business or requires advice on intellectual property.

Drop-ins, one-to-one sessions and advice

Business basics - drop-ins

One to one drop-in advice sessions take place every Tuesday from 9:30am to 12pm at Northampton Central Library and Wellingborough Library.

Speak to advisors for help and information on taking the first steps to self-employment, and take advantage of our free full access to the library service's computer and internet facilities (including free printouts).

Please be aware that we do not discuss intellectual property at business basics drop-ins. Intellectual property one to ones are bookable because of the need for a confidential meeting space.

Please contact BIPC Northamptonshire:

Email: bipc@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Telephone: 01604 361447

Digital skills support drop-ins

Drop-in Barclays Digital Eagles sessions on the first and third Friday of the month 12pm to 2pm at Northampton Central Library for practical and helpful advice on all your online issues.   

Intellectual property: one-to-one session

Bookable Intellectual Property advice sessions are available on the first and third Thursday mornings of the month at Northampton Central Library and on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoons of the month at Wellingborough Library.

Speak to advisors for help and information on your Intellectual Property questions.

To book a session please contact BIPC Northamptonshire:

Email: bipc@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Telephone: 01604 361447

Branding and design: one-to-one advice 

Book a free one to one session for advice on branding and design for your business with Marie Louise O'Neill, owner of Lovely Designs.

This service is for small businesses and business start-ups.

To book an appointment please contact BIPC Northamptonshire:​

Email: bipc@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Telephone: 01604 361447

Innovator in residence: one to one advice

Are you struggling to find your place in traditional employment? Then avoid that CV and job interview and work for yourself. Book a free one-to-one session with Tim Liggins of Hidden Talents who can pass on his experiences as a lifestyle businessman. You too may be able to monetise your passion!

Email: bipc@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Telephone: 01604 361447

Ready2Grow

The Ready2Grow project aims to improve the capacity and performance of small and medium sized enterprises and to encourage entrepreneurship across Northamptonshire. It supports enterprises from start up to growth and encourages innovation and the development of new skills, whilst instilling SMEs with the confidence to apply for growth funding.

The project is delivered by the Northamptonshire Growth Hub partners and supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Please contact Northamptonshire Growth Hub to register for the project.

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