External events

Some of the most well regarded professional development events and webinars for freelancers, creative businesses and job seekers. Charges may apply.

Small business advice workshops at the British Library (BIPC)
The British Library Business & IP Centre (near London Kings Cross) helps small businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors build their enterprise skills and grow. Workshops are mostly free; advance booking is essential.
BIPC Events

HM Revenue & Customs tax & self-employment webinars
Free HMRC webinars covering: Business types and legal structures 
• How you tell HMRC that you have started in business 
• The basics of National Insurance for self-employed people 
• The importance of good record keeping and useful information/tips 
• An introduction to Self Assessment Online   
• Budgeting for your first tax bill
HMRC webinar registration

Zeitgeist Arts Projects
ZAP run a development programme for artists at all stages in their career including Surviving As An Artist seminars; portfolio sessions; art tours and networking events.
ZAP Events

Design Trust
Business Club webinars, clinics and forums for creatives and makers of all disciplines

Design Business Association
The DBA runs a series of stimulating events and debates around the UK that focus on both long-standing and emerging issues relevant to the design community. May be more suited to established practitioners.
DBA Events