British Library Business and IP Centre helps enterprising Londoners increase turnover

The British Library Business & IP Centre, supported by the London Development Agency (LDA), has been at the heart of the capital’s small business community since its launch in 2006. A new report, published this week, indicates that the Centre currently helps London’s visiting SMEs generate £22 in additional turnover for every £1 invested by the LDA, highlighting the Centre’s importance and the significant return on investment it delivers.

Franchising may be the way forward

Most people associate franchising with large brands, but it can also be an effective way for some smaller businesses, struggling to raise finance in order to expand in the present economic climate, to grow at minimal cost. The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is campaigning to raise awareness of franchising as a way forward for many viable businesses.