Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Patent/IP Clinic at the University of Hull Enterprise Centre, 15th September

Free one-to-one appointments are available with IP Attorney Dr Daniel Bates, Ogive IP, followed by free online IP database searches and advice from Leeds Business and Patent Information Service.To book an appointment tel:01482 464900

Patent/Intellectual Property Advice
Free confidential, no obligation advice provided by Chartered Patent Attorney Dr Daniel Bates, Ogive IP, on all aspects of Intellectual Property.

Free Patent and Trade Mark Search
Discover the value of IP information provided by free online IP database searches and advice from Leeds Business and Patent Information Service.

There are only a limited number of free one-to-one sessions.  To book an appointment contact:
The Enterprise Centre
Tel: 01482 464900

Please note that due to the popularity of the Patent Clinics:
• Preference will be given to companies in the Humber and North Yorkshire Region
• Any company or organisation is only permitted to attend once
• Individuals may attend, however priority is given to businesses and potential start-ups
• Bookings by telephone only please

Monday, 27 June 2011

What's New on COBRA - August Complete Business Reference Adviser

For all your business start up Information Access COBRA the
Complete Business Reference Adviser

COBRA is a comprehensive, practical and continually updated information resource for anyone looking to start a business, write a business or marketing plan or conduct research into a new market.
We now have an online subscription to COBRA - the Complete Business Reference Adviser.
Access is available in all our libraries and from your home/work using your Leeds Library membership number.

It can be accessed:
Directly on any Leeds Learning Network computer (available at any Leeds public library) there is a link in the online resources section, no membership card number needed
By using the COBRA link on www.leeds.gov.uk/24hourlibrary Leeds Library membership number is required.

Free library membership - join online at http://www.leeds.gov.uk/, join by phone on 0113 3952313 or join in person at any Leeds library (proof of id and address required).

New & Updated Cobra Factsheets for August 2011
Business Opportunity Profiles
Bed and Breakfast (B&B) Proprietor
Detective Agency/Private Investigator
Freelance Artist
Health Food and Supplements Retailer
Scaffolding Contractor
Upholstery Service
Women's Fashion Retailer
Workwear Retailer

Mini BOPs
Candle Maker
Dinner in the Dark Organiser
Motorcycle Clothing Shop
Photo Processing Mini Lab
Promotional Merchandise Retailer
Speed Dating Event Organiser
Supply Teacher

Business Information Factsheets
A Guide to Family-run Businesses
Complementary and Alternative Therapy Businesses - A Compliance Guide for
Costing and Pricing a Product or Service - A Guide to
Developing an Internet and E-mail Policy - An Introduction to
Discipline and Grievance Procedures - An Introduction to
Documents That You Must Keep - A Guide to
Export Terminology and Incoterms - Glossary of
Patent Attorney - Choosing and Using a
Rural Enterprises - A Guide to Support for
Statistical Information - A Guide to Sources of
Telephone Preference Services - A Guide to the

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Leeds Inventors Group Meeting visit to Zenith Plastic Developments 15.6.2011

This month's meeting will not take place in the central library. Instead we will be visiting Zenith Plastic Developments in Horsforth where Kevin McLeod has kindly offered to show us round. Zenith are involved in product design, prototyping, toolmaking and injection moulding so if you're interested in finding out how your new product takes shape this visit is likely to be of interest to you.
Zenith is approx 5 - 10 mins walk from Horsforth train station and there is also room for parking in front of Zenith just off the road. I've attached a map - if you need any further details please let me know. A group of us will be setting off from the Headrow entrance of the central library at around 5.15 on June 15th and travelling by public transport if any of you want to join us.
We will start at 6pm as usual. It would helpful if you could let us know if you intend to be there and that you are able to arrive by 6pm so that we can start the tour together.
Business & Patent Information Services
Central Library
Calverley Street
Tel: 0113 2478266
Fax: 0113 2478268

Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses programme

Do you know any businesses that currently have between 5 and 40 employees & want to grow & develop? If so they may be interested in The  Goldman Sachs ‘10000 Small Businesses’ programme.
The programme is open to small business owners and social entrepreneurs from across Yorkshire & the Humber and has been designed to provide relevant, high quality support specifically to small business leaders who are seeking to grow their businesses and create additional employment.  

Programme participants will receive approximately 100 hours of practically-focused business and management education commencing in October 2011. The curriculum has been specifically designed and is focused on the needs of established small businesses that have the potential and the desire to grow.

The Programme is offered on a fully funded basis to approximately 25 successful applicants. Applicants must have the desire and drive to grow their businesses, create additional employment and have a scalable business model. The business will ideally, currently have between five and 40 employees.

Full details of the programme are attached together with the criteria and the key dates for both the application process & the programme sessions at Leeds University Business School.

Goldman Sachs  are holding a number of events to give potential applicants the opportunity to learn more about the programme on:

Wednesday 8th June       5pm – 8pm          at York Science Park
Tuesday 14th June          5pm – 8pm          at ‘Mind the Gap Studios’ in Bradford
Monday 20th June           5pm – 8pm          at 1 Park Row, Leeds
Monday 4 July                5pm to 8pm        at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, South Yorkshire 

Further dates to be announced.

If anyone would like to attend one of these marketing sessions please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YJDPMFX to register a place.

For any further information, or to register interest please e-mail businessgrowth@leedsahead.org.uk or telephone 0113 246 7877.

The initial Pilot programme & the current programme have been invaluable in supporting over 50 entrepreneurs in developing their businesses still further with universally excellent feedback from all participants.
There is no obligations in attending one of the above events to find out more.