Over the past 2 years since its inception, the Small Business Clinic has served over 50 entrepreneurs. We got in touch with all our past clients last week to check up on them; 14 have kindly responded.
Our consultant’s advice has helped our clients in gaining more customers, resolving tax and legal issues, and improving their product/service. More than 50% of our clients are still actively working on their business, while clients who are not active attribute this to time commitments with work/studies/ personal matters. Some interesting comments from our clients were*:
- “My business is now going to a new level… I am running more sessions with clients… this is working very well for me”
- “I used the suggested terms in an agreement which I have sent to the counter-party…The consultant was very helpful in clarifying the terms”
- “The advice was very clear… in deciding what choices I have to make”
*comments were edited to protect anonymity.
In summary, we are pleased that our clinics have helped our clients to progressed with their business. If you are thinking of starting your own business, we highly encourage you to book an appointment with us! Unfortunately, we have no scheduled clinic dates for the rest of the 2014/15 academic year. We will resume our clinic service in the next academic year (2015/16), in November 2015. 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.