We have a year-round programme of free events including:

  • One-to-one advice sessions
  • Talks
  • Networking events
  • Webinars
  • Workshops

Here is a selection of our events: to see all our current events and book your place, visit our Eventbrite page.

Adult Learning business skills courses

Norfolk County Council’s Adult Learning service delivers online business skills courses. Many of them are free.

The courses cover subjects to help you start and run a business including branding, marketing and social media.

See enterprise and business courses from Adult Learning.

One-to-one advice

We’ve teamed up with some great organisations to offer free advice sessions on business growth, starting your business, accounting and commercial legal topics.

Those involved include New Anglia Growth Hub, NWES, Larking Gowen, Leathes Prior Solicitors, Hansells Solicitors and Fraser Dawbarns.

One-to-one intellectual property guidance

Specially trained staff from BIPC Norfolk can give you free, confidential one-to-one guidance on a range of IP topics up to, but not including, legal advice.

For legal advice, we also offer free sessions with a Birketts LLP Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

Spotlight workshops

These are usually held on Wednesdays. The one-hour workshops cover a wide range of business topics including:

  • An introduction to BIPC Norfolk’s service
  • Protecting your ideas
  • Business planning 

Free growth programme for creative businesses

Our partner, the British Library, is running a new scale-up programme for creative businesses. Get Ready for Business Growth is an Arts Council England funded programme designed to help creative businesses that are looking to grow. It is bespoke to each business’s needs, entirely free and takes place online.

The programme provides tailored workshops and one-to-one advice from leading business experts on everything from marketing and branding to financial planning and product innovation.

To be eligible, applicants should have an annual turnover of £100k+ and be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours over three months.

Find out more information about the programme and the first stage of the application process.