Is there a role for libraries in supporting economic growth and prosperity locally and more widely? And how do we measure what makes a difference?
On 6 October, the British Library launched Reset. Restart, a new bounce back business support service. Our aim? To support small businesses and entrepreneurs in navigating their way through the pandemic towards the next normal. The new service will be …
Katie Smith writes about the network of growth hubs in all Gloucestershire libraries
Sarah Thirtle shares an update on the Prosper business support programme and describes how libraries engaged with it
Work clubs in Leicestershire libraries, illustrating how libraries contribute to the outcome: greater prosperity
How a library and council team working together helped a resident back into work
Nominet would like to see their free guides made available to small businesses - and see libraries as a good route to reach them
Final numbers from the BIG project, and Andrew Bailey shares his experience working in the team.
Isabel Oswell, Head of Business Audiences at the British Library, writes about Start-up day 2017.
A record of the recent Libraries Taskforce meeting, which included a presentation about libraries in Redbridge, how libraries contribute to the prosperity Outcome, and a note about the launch of the BIPC Northamptonshire the following day.