One-to-one Advice

Business support - advice

We offer a wide range of one-to-one sessions for anyone who is considering self employment, and new start-ups.

One-to-one advice sessions
 
Business basics one-to-one advice - bookable appointment service

 

Speak to advisors for help and information on taking the first steps to self-employment, including:

  • Business basics

  • Market research

  • Library market research databases

  • Business planning

Bookable business basics advice sessions are available at Brixworth LibraryNorthampton Central LibraryTowcester Library and Wellingborough Library, or via Zoom video calls.

To book an appointment please contact the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire:

 

Email: bipc@westnorthants.gov.uk

 

Telephone: 01604 361447

 

Business support drop-in sessions at Brixworth, Towcester and Wellingborough Libraries 

 

Weekly non-bookable drop-in sessions are held at Brixworth Library, Towcester Library and Wellingborough Library from 9:30am to 12noon, where you can discuss your business idea with a member of staff from the BIPC Team.

  • Brixworth Library – Monday

  • Wellingborough Library – Tuesday

  • Towcester Library – Wednesday

Please note that the drop-in sessions will not run at a library on days that a business workshop is being delivered there. You can find workshop dates on the BIPC Northamptonshire Eventbrite webpage.

Intellectual property: one-to-one advice

Bookable Intellectual Property advice sessions are available at Brixworth LibraryNorthampton Central LibraryTowcester Library and Wellingborough Library or via Zoom video calls.

 

Speak to staff for help and information on your intellectual property questions. After an initial one to one session with the Business & IP Centre and if neccessary we can arrange a free follow up Zoom video call with IP attorneys at Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors.

 

To book an appointment please contact the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire:

 

Email: bipc@westnorthants.gov.uk

 

Telephone: 01604 361447

 

Ask an expert: How to make your business branding stand out in a crowded market place

Book a free one-to-one session for advice on how to attract the right clients or customers to your business through your branding and design.

The sessions, which will be Zoom video calls, will be with either Marie Louise O'Neill, owner of Lovely Evolution or with Trudie Avery, owner of Avery Creative:

  • for small businesses and business start-ups

  • for established businesses who have been trading for two years or more, covering the evolution of your brand communications as your business grows and develops

For further information and to book an appointment please contact the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire:​

 

Email: bipc@westnorthants.gov.uk

 

Telephone: 01604 361447

 

Please note that prompt attendance at meetings is essential: there will be a ten minute cut off from the scheduled meeting time start for all attendees.

 

Ask an expert: Innovator in residence

For expert advice regarding protecting your invention, developing a business plan, securing funding, and setting up a business to commercialise your intellectual property or licensing to a third party. Meet with our Inventor in Residence, John Pearson. John is highly experienced in the process of taking an invention from idea to finished product.

The sessions are held via Zoom video calls only.

For further information and to book an appointment please contact the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire:​

Email: bipc@westnorthants.gov.uk

 

Telephone: 01604 361447

 

Please note that prompt attendance at meetings is essential: there will be a ten minute cut off from the scheduled meeting time start for all attendees.

Email Us

Email the BIPC Northamptonshire team

bipc@westnorthants.gov.uk

Call Us

Call the BIPC Northamptonshire team

Tel: 01604 361447