Demystifying AI for Small Business Owners workshop

Wed Oct 04 2023 at 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Bristol Central Library | Bristol

Business & IP Centre Bristol
Publisher/HostBusiness & IP Centre Bristol
Demystifying AI for Small Business Owners workshop
Helping business owners become confident exploring AI tools to help
speed up and automate running their business
About this Event

This workshop aims to help business owners become confident exploring AI tools to help speed up and automate running their business. These tools can help you do online research, plan your social media, be your companion and much more.
You should attend this course if you are interested, but quite confident, using these tools, such as ChatGPT, in your business. By attending this course you will take the first step towards becoming AI confident, and begin exploring how these tools can benefit you and your business.
  • Intros - 10 mins
  • What is your business?
  • Are you using AI?
  • A meme or graphic to describe your relationship with AI
  • What is AI? - 15 mins
  • Neural networks
  • ChatGPT
  • Automation
  • Brainstorming - How could you use AI? - 20 mins
  • In an ideal (money, skills, equipment, etc no questions)
  • With some planning
  • Right now
  • BREAK - 15 mins
  • ChatGPT workshop - 45 mins
  • Prompting
  • Refining prompts
  • Verifying (always human checked)
  • Examples - brainstorming, business planning (SWOT, competitor analysis, etc), SEO and website analysis
  • Staying up to date - 10 mins

About our Expert in Residence -

Laura, the founder of Taught by Humans, is on a mission to make sure everyone is AI and data confident. Laura has over a decades experience in all things data and technology. Her industry experience has involved working for Monzo, PwC, Worldpay and a number of ambitious start ups. Laura has received a PhD in AI education (focusing on how the public and businesses can learn about AI) from University of Bristol. She also holds a teaching qualification and have worked for Bristol University, Code First Girls, Ada the National Digital College, Makers Academy and Decoded delivering tech and data education to 100s of people. Through friendly, fun, interactive (but slightly sceptical) workshops, Laura hopes to make you AI and data confident as well.

Event Photos

In advance of the meeting we will send out a brief questionnaire so that you can tell us some background information on your business idea, to help us tailor the session and to confirm your business details or pre-start plans.

All of our support is fully funded and is therefore free to access.

It is a requirement of our funding body that we record every organised interaction with pre-start and start-up businesses at BIPC Bristol. Please therefore take a few moments to provide us with the relevant information needed so we may provide our service.

Event Photos

Read steady grow supports businesses in the early stages of development. It offers a practical toolkit for start-ups with help on fundamental business needs.

Starting a business requires dedication, hard work and perseverance. It also involves learning and developing a myriad of new skills and understanding. This programme of interactive 2 hrs workshop will focus on building up these skill in four core business needs.

  • Business essentials for pre-starts, planning, IP & research
  • Marketing
  • Accts/bookkeeping
  • Sales
  • Start-up sustainably

These workshops will run on a regular basis throughout the year. In addition. we will supplement these core areas with a range of additional stimulating 1-1s and workshop sessions covering other areas like recruitment, branding, website design and build, planning and even business coaching These will change over time with new ones being added. Keep an eye on our Eventbrite page or sign up to our newsletter to stay connected.

Event Photos

About BIPC Bristol

At BIPC Bristol we help and support aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across Bristol and the surrounding area. We offer a range of business services across four main themes:

  • Intellectual Property guidance, help and legal advice
  • free access to business intelligence resources and databases including market research, grants, company data and reports
  • one-to-one sessions with advisors and experts, workshops and networking events
  • spaces to meet, study and research your business planning

The Business & IP Centre Bristol supports people to start, protect and grow their businesses. Visit Bristol Central Library to access our free market research and intellectual property databases and take part in our regular programme of workshops and events.

BIPC Bristol is part of Bristol Libraries and the BIPC National Network.

Event Photos
Event Photos

Provided by BIPC Bristol

This course is provided by BIPC Bristol and is free of charge for residents and businesses based in Bristol and the surrounding area.

This workshop will be held face to face in Bristol Central Library public meeting room. Numbers will be strictly limited. We anticipate that the course will be oversubscribed and that there will be a wait list. If you book and later find you cannot attend please advise us ASAP so that someone else can benefit from your place. Please register at the BIPC desk on the ground floor next to the café.

Tea and coffee will be provided, alternatively there is a café on site.


What is your refund policy?

Our events are free, but places are limited and events are usually oversubscribed. Please give two working days’ notice via email if you wish to cancel.

Can I attend if I'm not a member of the library?

Absolutely! Any Bristol and surrounding area based business or person with a business idea is welcome. Though we always recommend joining the library as it's free and will make accessing our databases, books and publications much easier.

How can I find out about any news & upcoming events?

Follow us on Eventbrite and you can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and events. For more information on BIPC Bristol check out our web pages:

Privacy policy statement

After you have attended one of our events we ask that you complete a short feedback form. We will use the information you provide to improve the services we offer in line with our legitimate interests. This information is collected and transferred to us by our third-party processor, Impact Reporting using their Impact Assessment Tool. Impact Reporting will retain your data to save time when completing any future feedback forms we may send you. For more information about how they use personal information, please see their privacy policy online at

For information about how the British Library will use your personal data, you can view our Privacy Policy at

For information about how Business & IP Centre Bristol will use your personal data, you can view our privacy policy at:


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Bristol Central Library, College Green, Bristol, United Kingdom


USD 0.00

Sharing is Caring: