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Know Your Market, Get Competitive: Bolton

Discover how the Business & IP Centre’s market research and other resources can boost your start up or small business to success.

Giving valuable insights into unlocking Greater Manchester Business & IP Centre’s £5 million collection of UK and global business databases (including market research and company and financial information) to assess market potential and develop a viable business plan, up-skilling you to ‘know your market’.

At this session you will learn:​

How the BIPC can support your business idea​

Why market research & other sources of information are important to the success of your business idea​

How to find information on customers, market size, competitors, trends & other key data.​

The basics on conducting your own research​

How to use these tools to help complete your own business model canvas

This session is one of the modules in the Build A Business in GM Libraries core workshop programme. Other workshops include:

Power Up Your Business! Tuesday 7th June 9:30am-4:30pm

Intellectual Property, Protect Your Assets. Wednesday 15th June 10am-1pm

To join this workshop you or your business needs to have a postcode within the following GM authorities: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside or Trafford.

You also need to be:

The owner of a business 


An aspiring entrepreneur with a business idea you want to develop.

For more information about the project go to:

Build a Business in GM Libraries is part funded by the European Union, with a grant of £1.3 million from ERDF funding, and managed by Manchester City Council. The project will run from January 2021-June 2023.


Jun 14 2022


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Bolton Central Library
Le Mans Cres, Bolton, BL1 1SE


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