Young Start-up Workshop

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The Small Business Clinic is pleased to announce the Young Start-up Workshop, scheduled to take place on the 24th of April 2017, between 1300 and 1500 in Building 2A Room 2065 Lecture Theatre H. Please see the URL map (http://data.southampton.ac.uk/room/2A-2065.html) for further instructions on how to get there.

About YST

Young Start-up Talent (YST) is a community-based project aimed at young entrepreneurs aged between 16 and 25 years old, who are looking to start their own business. The initiative provides help and support from financials, legal, marketing, research, tech, media training, selling techniques and more. Additionally, there is a prize fund worth £50k available through a pitching process. Visit www.youngstartuptalent.co.uk or come along to the presentation to find out more.

Places are limited and are reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-start-up-talent-workshop-tickets-33307724300

 

 

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End of Academic Year 2016/2017

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 The Small Business Clinic has completed another successful year! Throughout the academic year of 2016/2017, we have:

  • hosted 6 clinics in Highfield campus
  • provided professional advice on business and taxation to 42 clients
  • delivered 3 business seminars, attended by 173 people
  • received largely positive feedback from our clients and audiences, with an overall rating of 96.3%

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff and student volunteers of the SBC for making 2016/17 a success, especially consultant Renold Tang for his exceptional dedication to the clinic and the clients. We would also like to thank all our clients, and wish them all the success in their future endeavours!

We look forward to helping more entrepreneurs next academic year!

Unfortunately, we have no scheduled clinic dates for the rest of the 2016/17 academic year. We will resume our clinic service in the next academic year (2017/18), in November 2017. Please check this space for updates, or register your interest with us by e-mailing us at sbclinic [at] soton.ac.uk; we will contact you once new dates are available.

Feedback 29th March 2017 (Highfield Clinic)

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Our 29th March 2017 clinic in Highfield was a success once again. We won the great feedback from our clients with an overall rating of 98.6%. In particular, the high ratings of all individual aspects are as follows: “information about the service (97.1%)”, “quality of service (100%)”, “quality of advice (100%)”, “clarity of advice (97.1%)”, “privacy (97.1%)”, and “treatment by staff (100%)”.

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Some of the comments from our clients are:

Very honest service. Much appreciate for it.

Greatly open my mind and help me be focused on my key business idea.

Great clinic that covers a lot of practical points in detail and helps guide me in the right direction.

Feedback 1st March 2017 (Highfield Clinic)

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Our 1st March 2017 clinic in Highfield has received an extremely high feedback from our clients, which was recorded an overall rating of 98.9%. Our clients are satisfied with each specific part of the clinic, with high rating given once again for “information about the service (93.3%)”, “quality of service (100%)”, “quality of advice (100%)”, “clarity of advice (100%)”, “privacy (100%)”, and “treatment by staff (100%)”.

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Some of the comments from our clients are:

“Great advice for my business plan.”

“Valuable insights to help me re-think my business idea.”

“Excellent talking. Renold provide me friendly and workable ideas and suggestions. Thanks a lot!”

 

Feedback 1st February 2017 (Highfield Clinic)

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Our 1st February 2017 clinic in Highfield was a success, recording an overall rating of 94%. Our clients were very satisfied with the advice they received from our business consultant, with high ratings given once again for “quality of advice” (94%), clarity of advice (94%), privacy (94%), treatment by staff (97%),“quality of service” (94%) and information about service (88%).

 

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Some of the comments from our clients are:

“Thank you for your advice”

“Possible offer more private mentorship arranged outside of university. Paid or unpaid.”

“Thank you for your time and the realistic help”

“Good experience finding gaps in business plan by looking at things from different perspective. Realistic view on feasibility of business plan”

“Thank you, see you again soon”

Feedback 11th January 2017 (Highfield Clinic)

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Our 11th January 2017 clinic in Highfield was a success, recording an overall rating of 96%. Our clients were very satisfied with the advice they received from our business consultant, with high ratings over 90% given once again for “quality of advice” (100%), clarity of advice (97%), privacy (97%), treatment by staff (97%),“quality of service” (91%) and information about service (91%).

 

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Some of the comments from our clients are:

“Extremely friendly and energetic. I felt personally engaged and the questions I asked were addressed with clarity. I was very pleased with it”

“It was an excellent experience. Thanks for organising it”

“A great service that should be grown to help as many people as possible”

“Thank you so much, please keep doing this”

Feedback 7th December 2016 (Highfield Clinic)

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Our 7th December 2016 clinic in Highfield was a success, recording an overall rating of 94%. Our clients were very satisfied with the advice they received from our business consultant, with high ratings given once again for “quality of advice” (96%) and “quality of service” (96%), privacy (96%), clarity of advice (90%), treatment by staff (100%) and information about service (86%).

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Some of the comments from our clients are:

“very knowledgeable and excellent advice”

“the consultant is very helpful”

“very happy with the service”

Thanks to all clients who have attended and provided us with feedback!

Small Business Seminar and Clinic Dates 2017/18

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Welcome to Small Business Clinic (SBC) !

We are pleased to inform you that in the 2017/2018 academic year seminars and clinics of the Small Business Clinic (SBC) at the University of Southampton are going to be held on the following days in Highfield campus.

Seminars

  • 22nd Nov 2017           12:00 – 14:00   at 02A / 2077 (L/T J)
  • 29th Nov 2017            13:00 – 16:00   at 02A / 2077 (L/T J)

Clinics

  • 10thJan,  2018               12:00 –18.00
  • 24thJan,  2018               12:00 –18.00
  • 7thFeb, 2018                  12:00 –18.00
  • 21stFeb, 2018                12:00 –18.00
  • 7thMarch, 2018            12:00 –18.00

To book a 1-on-1 appointment with our consultant at the clinics, please e-mail us at smallbusinessclinic [at] soton.ac.uk.

*All dates are subjected to demand and may change. Clinics are for students and staffs of the University of Southampton only.

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The Small Business Clinic (SBC) at the University of Southampton, is organised and run by staffs and students at the Business & Law School. It is actively supported by a chartered accountant (who is also an experienced entrepreneur) with a very rich national and international experience offers FREE initial advice on a range of issues which includes all aspects of general, legal and tax compliance matters relating to running a business in the UK.

SBC aims to stimulate entrepreneurial spirit mind-set among the University population and offers assistance to staffs and students across all departments of the University of Southampton. In particular it aims at supporting individuals who have just started a business, or have a business idea and are planning on starting a new business.

By participating in SBC clinics and seminars, clients can receive a wide range of professional advices including, but not limited to, creation of start-ups, budgetary controls, design and implementation of management systems, HR and staff planning, acquisitions and divestment, tax planning, statutory audits and corporate legal aspects, among others.  Our consultants provide real-life practice advice to help clients manage their business plans successfully. Any information shared with the members of the team remain strictly confidential.

Small Business Clinic Team
Faculty of Business & Law
E-mail: smallbusinessclinic@soton.ac.uk
Website: https://sotonsmallbusinessclinic.wordpress.com/
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