Libraries supporting start ups, entrepreneurs and jobseekers across the north west

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Find details about this month's events HERE

From 1-2-1 information surgeries to videomaking, social media for beginners and learning about 3D printing!


The Big Ideas Blog

Follow the progress of our Greater Manchester wide project with the BIG IDEAS BLOG.

3D printing

Our video about the Business & IP Centre Manchester features some of our customers from across the region.

Hear from Corin Bland from Bottle, and Matthew Kendall from airTeem.

Find out how their businesses benefitted from using the service in different ways. Could yours?

IP For Business Tools

IP For Business Tools

A range of online tools to help you understand, identify, protect & exploit your intellectual property assets to their maximum potential.

Our service

Ask About Business is a partnership between eleven library authorities across the north west.

Led by Manchester Libraries, Information & Archives service, Ask About Business provides information through libraries to support:

  • Pre-start and new businesses
  • SMEs
  • Jobseekers
  • Consumers
  • Inventors
  • Business students