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The Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre (SBREC) is the City of London Corporation's small business start-up support service, open to all small businesses through out the UK.

We offer you access to a range of specialist business information and market research. We also host a business support events and provide expert assistance to help you grow your business.

The Centre is open for use Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 10am-4pm.
Whilst onsite, you can access all our databases, use the workspace and desks.

To access our business data (in person and remotely), and to use our onsite space for work, you would need to be a SBREC member. Membership is available to all start-ups, SMEs, freelance, consultants and business researcher.

We are the only UK dedicated public service for business information offering in person and remote access to specialist business databases. The databases include start up guidance, information on market/industry data worldwide, plus national and international coverage for statistics, company data and business news.

The Centre runs business support events with the aim to help new/existing businesses with online marketing, networking, social media, presentations and more. Get in touch if you would like to become a speaker.

Our expert staff are here to help – so if you are a job-seeker; sole trader; start-up; micro-enterprise; entrepreneur; SME; charity; social enterprise or anyone who needs business information, we can help

Our Remote assistance is available Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

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Access some of our most sought after business information remotely with a SBREC membership.

Venue for Hire

As well as business data the Centre is also an ideal location in the heart of the City for you to hire a room to run meetings or training sessions. The Centre has a few rooms available for hire including an IT training room. 

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