Month: November 2014

Small Business Clinic Free Seminars for University of Southampton Students and Staff

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Thinking of starting your own business? The Small Business Clinic will be running three free business seminars in Highfield. The seminar will be delivered by our business consultant who is a Chartered Accountant. You are highly encouraged to attend ALL THREE seminars as they are inter-related.

Seminar 1 – Running your own business (PART 1)

Date and Time: 26th November 2014       2pm-3pm

  • What, why, how and when
  • Self discipline
  • Sacrifice
  • 24/7
  • Types of business venture

 

Seminar 2 – Starting a business: ‘the Mechanics’ (PART 2)

Date and Time: 26th November 2014       3pm-4pm

  • Business vehicles
  • Difference between those vehicles
  • Do you need an accountant?
  • Business registration.
  • Partnership and shareholders agreement
  • Customer contracts
  • Supplier contracts
  • Employment contracts
  • HMRC registration

 

Seminar 3 – Basic business taxes and personal taxes in the UK (PART 3)

Date and Time: 3rd December 2014         2pm-3pm

  • Income tax for individuals
  • Corporation tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • VAT
  • Duties
  • IHT
  • NIC

 

To attend, please sign up for a place at:

Seminar 1 – Running your own business & Seminar 2 – Starting a business: ‘the Mechanics’:

http://sbcseminar1.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Seminar 3 – Basic business taxes and personal taxes in the UK:

http://sbcseminar3.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Places are limited and are reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For more information, please visit: https://sotonsmallbusinessclinic.wordpress.com or e-mail sbclinic [at] soton.ac.uk

 

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Feedback 12th Nov 2014 (Highfield Clinic)

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Our 12th November 2014 clinic in Highfield was a huge success! The clinic was fully booked and most of our clients are satisfied! Our clients gave the clinic a rating of 86% overall.

Here’s some of our clients’ comments:

“Very helpful advice. Gave me some things to think about and different perspectives, i.e. things I didn’t think about. Thank you!”

“This was fantastic and I felt that my questions are answered very well. I was given further answers of information and invited to come back for more guidance.”

“I very much enjoyed speaking with the consultant. I feel I could have used my time better if I had a few more directing questions prior to the interview. Thanks again!”

“… makes me want to have further discussions with you…”

Treatment by staff (94%) and privacy (94%) were highly rated. We take our clients privacy very seriously- all our volunteers have to sign a confidentiality agreement before working on a client’s case.

We note that ‘information about the service’ received a low rating (71%), with one client commenting that our service “needs a bit more advertising”. We will look into this matter and will try to improve our marketing, as well as providing more information on our website so that clients will know what to expect on the clinic day.

Thanks to all clients who have provided us with feedback- we aim to improve our performance for the next clinic.

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Interested in attending the small business clinic? Book an appointment today by e-mailing smallbusinessclinic[at]soton.ac.uk.

Feedback Results: 5th Nov 2014 (Winchester)

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Our 5th November 2014 clinic at the Winchester School of Art was a success! Our clients gave the clinic a whopping rating of 88% overall. In particular, quality of service (93%), privacy (93%) and treatment by staff (93%) were highly rated.

We note that “Sufficient amount of time” was lowly rated (80%). We try our best to allocate enough time for each client and answer all questions. In cases when there is insufficient time, we will invite our clients to return for a second appointment (in this clinic, 2 clients returned for a second appointment).

Thanks to all clients who have provided us with feedback- we aim to improve our performance for the next clinic.

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Interested in attending the small business clinic? Book an appointment today by e-mailing smallbusinessclinic[at]soton.ac.uk.