Thursday, 16 September 2010

Looking After Number One: A guide to protecting your music copyright

Our very own Ged was on the panel of this which took place in Manchester on 25/8/10 hosted by Manchester libraries
Looking after Number One: Panel Discussion from Manchester Libraries on Vimeo.

*If you're in a band or write music then you need to protect your rights.
This event will make you aware of the intellectual property issues you should think about.
Ged Doonan is a Business and Patents Librarian at Leeds Libraries.  Using local band Zap Zap Zap! as a practical example, he will illustrate the potential pitfalls on the road to stardom!
Followed by a panel discussion with Nigel Gardner, a director at Cobbetts with expertise in media and music and John Robb a musician, journalist, author, TV pundit.He also fronts the band Goldblade.
Zap Zap Zap! have been gigging since 2008 and are playing at the Manchester Academy in September*

Read our booklet Copyright in Music,Protect your creativity......

Copyright In Music  

Friday, 30 July 2010

£10,000 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010

Shell LiveWIRE Logo
Now open for entries - deadline 5pm on 6th September 2010!
If you're aged 16-30 and have been running your own business for more than 3 months but less than 18 months, this annual competition could see you walk away with a £10,000 cash injection plus support from top PR agency Blue Rubicon at the Shell LiveWIRE LIVE! award final taking place in London on 13th October 2010.
So, if you think you've got what it takes to be the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010, simply apply online at:www.shell-livewire.org/awards/
  
Interview with Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 winner Robert Matthams (Shiply.com) 
http://www.shiply.comOne year on, Robert tells us how things have been going for his business since he won the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year title in 2009.
Robert Matthams (Shiply.com) Shiply.com
Link to full interview:http://www.shell-livewire.org/business-library/starting-a-business/finance-and-funding/young-entrepreneur-of-the-year/robert-matthams-one-year-on/  

Michael Welch (Blackcircles.com) offers an insight into what a difference the Shell LiveWIRE Award can make to your business
Michael Welch (Blackcircles.com)
Interview with 2003 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner Michael Welch (Blackcircles.com) in which he offers advice on how to make the most of winning awards and accolades.
Link to full interview:http://www.shell-livewire.org/business-library/starting-a-business/finance-and-funding/young-entrepreneur-of-the-year/yeoy-michaelwelch-interview/


Friday, 2 July 2010

Starting a Business,Growing a Business -Information point for all your business needs

Business and Patent Information Services provides new and growing businesses with access to a whole range of services. We aim to take the confusion out of starting up in business and will continue to inform you through your growth.
 Starting a Business,Growing a Business -Information point for all your business needs




display in the libray for EU SME week, information and leaflets to read and take away.Business start up resources,business databases,market research,intellectual property information all available from Leeds libraries.

Friday, 18 June 2010

2 Events / 1 place / 1 night...join Leeds College of Art on the 24th June

2 Events / 1 place / 1 night...
 .... join us on the 24th June to see our End of Year Degree Shows (starts at 5pm) and also hear from this month’s ‘Creative Networks’ guest speaker, Mark McGowan (starts at 6pm).

Creative Networks is excited to welcome the British performance artist, Mark McGowan as its keynote speaker for June.

Mark is noted for eating chunks of Corgi in protest against Prince Philip for hunting foxes and for sitting in a bath of baked beans with chips up his nose and sausages round his head in defence of the full English breakfast. He is often controversial and always extraordinary.

He has crawled the streets of Manhattan dressed up as George W. Bush and rolled a peanut from Goldsmith’s College all the way to Downing Street using only his nose.

A hugely entertaining speaker, this event will be of great interest to anyone working within or across the creative, cultural and digital industry sectors of Yorkshire (and beyond!)

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From 6pm, Thursday 24th June 2010

18.00 – 19.00              Hot food and Registration
19.00 – 19.30              Welcome and Opening Pitches
19.30 – 20.30              Mark McGowan
20.30 – till late            Networking in the Mosaic Bar

Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk, LS2 9AQ

This event is free to creative, digital and cultural industry professionals.

If you would like to join us, please contact Creative Networks on 01422 399444
or email Bridget March at bridgetm@leeds-art.ac.uk .

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair June 9th 11.30am-3.30pm

Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair June 9th 11.30am-3.30pm

11am - 3:30pm, The Edge (formerly University of Leeds - Sports and Exhibition Centre)

http://www.careers.brad.ac.uk/ygrf/

We will be exhibiting at the YGRF our enterprise,self-employment and intellectual property resources. Come and see us on stand 90 Business and Patent Information services http://www.businessandpatents.org
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Friday, 4 June 2010

West Yorkshire Retail Week 22nd - 30th June

West Yorkshire Retail Week 22nd - 30th June, boost your retail business, 4 bookable events from Sharing the Success Tel: 0800 048 0054 or
http://www.sharingthesuccess.co.uk/listevents.aspx

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Creative Networks Annual Business Fayre 2010

Empower your creative business with an evening of over 20 support agencies dedicated to helping creative professionals flourish. The 2010 Creative Networks Annual Business Fayre will be a key opportunity for all professionals working in the Creative, Digital and Cultural industry sectors to discover and interact with the support services offered in the Yorkshire region alongside an exhibition of more than twenty regional support agencies and organisations.

Thursday 27th May 2010, 6pm – till late      

Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk, LS2 9AQ

This event is free to creative, digital and cultural industry professionals.

If you would like to join us, please contact Creative Networks on 01422 399444
or email Bridget March at bridgetm@leeds-art.ac.uk .

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

EVENT TARGETS EUROPEAN GROWTH FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Small companies interested in expanding their business in Europe are invited to a free event as part of the annual SME week.

Held at the Park Inn hotel in York on Thursday May 27, the event will introduce delegates to the opportunities available through Enterprise Europe Yorkshire – the regional gateway to Europe’s largest business support network....read more from Europe Direct Leeds


The second European SME Week, taking place from 25th May to 1st June 2010, is a campaign to promote entrepreneurship across Europe and to inform entrepreneurs about support available for them at European, national and local level.

Visit the European SME Week web site to find out how to get involved and search for events
http://ec.europa.eu/sme-week

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

European SME Week 2010 25th May to 1st June

European SME Week 2010,will take place from 25 May to 1 June,.....

Visit the European SME Week web site to find out how to get involved and search for events
http://ec.europa.eu/sme-week

















Thursday, 29 April 2010

Leeds Inventors Group: Claire Mitchell, Leeds Inventors Group 21/4/10

Claire Mitchell, Leeds Inventors Group 21/4/10

In an amusing talk Claire introduced herself to the group as a “Mumpreneur” – a reference to having a young child whilst developing new products.........

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Yorkshire Association of Business Angels is on the lookout for green technology businesses for their 11th May Investment Forum


Yorkshire Association of Business Angels is on the lookout for green technology businesses for their 11th May Investment Forum which is being sponsored by CO2 Sense at Pinsent Masons in Leeds.

YABA continues to attract many new and keen Business Angels with money to invest and skills and experience to offer. Last year YABA members made four investments in this sector, totaling £614,000.

contact us on 01423 810149.

Full details are also available on our website www.yaba.org.uk

How to Proceed

Presentation details

World Intellectual Property Day April 26, 2010


http://www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday/2010/

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ipinsight-201003-4.htm

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The Enterprise Shows 2010

The Enterprise shows consist of a series of 2 day events designed to help anyone wishing to start or develop a business. You will be able to access business advice and information from a diverse range of support organisations and attend a range of seminars and talks.

Staff from Business and Patents will be present at the following Enterprise Shows. Find us in Zone 3 -Research.

Date: 27th & 28th March
Time: Saturday 10am-5pm / Sunday 10am-4pm
Location: Millennium Square - Leeds

Date: 10th & 11th April
Time: Saturday 10am-5pm / Sunday 10am-4pm
Location: City Hall - Hull

Date: 8th & 9th May
Time: Saturday 10am-5pm / Sunday 10am-4pm
Location: York Race course

Also at:
Date: 24th & 25th April
Time: Saturday 10am-5pm / Sunday 10am-4pm
Location: Sheffield, Meadow Hall Coach Park

find your nearest show: Leeds, Hull, Sheffield or York and register for your FREE priority entry tickets either online or by phone on 0800 032 2626.

More information:
http://www.theenterpriseshows.com/

Friday, 19 March 2010

Resource Spotlight: Director and Start Up Briefings


Directors Briefings published by BHP Information Solutions contain easy to follow advice on more than two hundred business briefings for anyone starting, running and developing a business. Topics include Writing a Business Plan, Getting a Grant for your Business and Choosing Office Premises.

Click here to access the collection of briefings. Covering start up guides, finance, human resources, employment law, insurance, tax, marketing, premises and more.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Tendering resources


Resources which can help with finding tender opportunities and information:

Tender for a contract, information from Business Link http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?site=220&r.s=sl&r.lc=en&topicId=1073900012

Leeds City council Procurement unit-guidance for contractors
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Business/Tenders_and_contracts/Procurement_Unit__guidance_for_contractors.aspx

European public procurement http://ted.europa.eu/Exec?Template=TED/editorial_page.htm&DataFlow=ShowPage.dfl&StatLang=EN

PublicTenders.net brings you all of the latest public sector tender announcements - access to UK tenders is FREE of charge. http://www.publictenders.net/

official government lower-value contract opportunity portal http://www.supply2.gov.uk/

some subscription services
http://www.ojwatch.com/
http://www.tendersdirect.co.uk/
http://www.tenders.co.uk/
http://www.contraxonline.com/
http://www.bipsolutions.com/products.htm

Cobra free factsheets available:
Tendering for Public Sector Contracts - A Guide to
access this free online with a Leeds library membership card or from a Leeds library

Friday, 12 February 2010

Venturefest Yorkshire 10/2/2010

Business & Patents visited Venturefest Yorkshire 2010 on 10th February at York race course www.venturefestyorkshire.net

Venturefest Yorkshire is a 1 day expo which brings together the region's finest science, technology and knowledge entrepreneurs, the professional services who support them and world-class business speakers.

We met many people with fascinating products, businesses and ideas from around the region.
It was great to experience the innovation and the wealth of talent in Yorkshire.
Some of the exhibitors we met on the day included:

Liz Cable from Reachfurther www.reachfurther.com we also attended Liz's workshop:The Balloon Principle: how to set your business soaring with social media

Dr Kin F. Kam Inclusive Innovations Ltd www.ii-invents.com with his iiCAP invention. We first met Dr Kam when we helped with a patent search many months ago, so it was really good to see the invention at the show.

RJ Reynolds Design,Digital printing onto metal www.rjreynoldsdesign.co.uk

Chillipeeps innovative drinks adapters www.chillipeeps.com

StroMoHab a step change in stroke rehab www.stromohab.com

Selfix Technology inventor of nontoxic super strength polymer adhesive www.selfixtechnology.com

Keynote Speaker: Bill Liao, Co-founder, XING

VENTUREFEST YORKSHIRE WILL RETURN ON 09.02.2011.



Resource spotlight on: Kompass, connects business to business


Business and Patent Information Service offers businesses and individuals access to Kompass, a unique database providing high quality locally sourced information on companies from all over the world.

Kompass provides quality business information supporting businesses and individuals with:
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Kompass has made a niche for itself within the company information sector through the provision of information not easily accessible from other sources:
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Kompass provides full contact details, executive details, key financial information
product and service description for most companies sample download

Company lists can be downloaded in spreadsheet format for a small charge.

Business and Patent Information staff are available to discuss individual search needs. Quotes and downloads can be delivered direct to your desk top within 24hours.

For further information contact Business and Patents Information Services -0113 2478266 / piu@leeds.gov.uk

Monday, 8 February 2010

Venturefest Yorkshire 2010 > Expo of inspiring science, technology and knowledge entrepreneurs

Staff from Business and Patents will be visiting Venturefest Yorkshire.

Venturefest Yorkshire is a 1 day expo which brings together the region's finest science, technology and knowledge entrepreneurs, the professional services who support them and world-class business speakers.

Date: 10th Feburary
Time: 8.30am - 5pm
Location: York Racecourse - York

To find out more at:
Venturefest Yorkshire 2010 > Expo of inspiring science, technology and knowledge entrepreneurs