Author Amanda Patterson, Business Research officer – City Business Library This series of articles will explore the experience of Black Founders in London, from their initial experiences and exposures to business life in London, how London is growing and changing around them and how Black owned businesses are naturally contributing to building equal opportunities in … More Abdul

A State of Nature by Barbara Fidler

Author: Amanda Patterson, CBL Business Research Support Officer Barbara is my neighbour, we’re very lucky to live in a picturesque mews not far from Hackney Central.  Over the last year we’ve sparked a friendship over our mutual appreciation of all things beautiful: food, flowers, cities and clothes. I’ve sat down with Barbara, 2 meters away, … More A State of Nature by Barbara Fidler


Author: Esther Greenwood City Business Library, Business Librarian/Advisor FRANCHISE (Noun) An authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial activities, for example acting as an agent for a company’s products. For some people, franchising can be an attractive way of starting their own business … More Franchising