Small Business Clinic Seminar A Success (26/11/14)

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Our business seminar last week (26/11) was extremely popular with students and staff at the University of Southampton! Clinic Consultant and Southampton alumnus Renold Tang delivered two seminars on “Running Your Own Business (Part 1)” and “Starting Your Own Business: The Mechanics (Part 2)” to an almost sold-out lecture hall. Drawing from his knowledge as a Fellow Chartered Accountant and experience as an entrepreneur, Renold’s lecture covered topics ranging from ‘different types of business vehicles’ and ‘important clauses to include in a shareholders agreement’ to the sacrifice and self-discipline required to start a business.

Feedback from the audience were largely positive, with comments such as:

  • “…the sessions rallied my enthusiasm”
  • “Very interesting and informative…”
  • “This is all very exciting for me. I really enjoyed the last seminar and look forward to the next. Hearing first-hand experience from a knowledgeable consultant is extremely valuable…”

Overall, the seminars were given a rating of 87% by the attendees, with high marks for “Info about seminar”, “Quality of service”, “Quality of advice”, “Clarity of advice”, and “Treatment by staff”. However, “Sufficient amount of time” was given the lowest score (68%), as there was not enough time to cover all the material in 2 hours. Fortunately, Renold continued the seminar for an additional 30 minutes to the appreciation of the 89-strong audience.

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Renold will return for Part 3 of the Seminar series (“Basic Business Taxes and Personal Taxes in the UK”) this Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 2pm-3pm at Highfield Campus. The seminar is suitable for University of Southampton students and staff who are serious about starting their own businesses. Places are limited; to attend, please sign up at:

http://sbcseminar3.eventbrite.co.uk

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