Every year the British Library celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week, and this year it's in the week 14-18 November.
We in the Business & IP Centre have always believed in bringing together patents and other intellectual property with business. The first won't make money and products or services without the other. We have an exciting list of events for you to attend: speed mentoring is available each day, and it's free. I will be at the Friday event in the afternoon to help out. It's very busy and people clearly learn a lot.
I will also be at the Inspiring Entrepreneurs event on Monday evening, where Tim Campbell (The Apprentice), Lara Morgan and Vernon Hill will be speaking and answering questions. I rarely miss one of these events as it's so interesting to hear how people succeed (a passion about what you do, persistence and planning are perhaps the key messages). I haven't heard Morgan and Hill before and I look forward to hearing them. Networking over wine and canapes follows, and it would be good to meet some of my readers there.
We will also have a stand at the Business Startup Show at Earl's Court, 17-18 November. I hope to be there for some of the time, and it should be as usual frantic. Admission is by a free ticket. It's a great opportunity to find out more from the many exhibitors about what's involved in setting up a business. We will be at Stand 412.