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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 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 Clinic Dates 2016/17

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Welcome!

The Small Business Clinic is run throughout the academic year by a voluntary group of Law and Business students with the support of a local firm of Chartered Accountants offering FREE initial advice on a range of issues to include all aspects of general, legal and tax compliance matters relating to running a business in the UK.

Our planned Clinic dates for the 2016/2017 year are*:

9th November 2016 (Highfield)
7th December 2016 (Highfield)
11th January 2017 (Highfield)
1st February 2017 (Highfield)
1st March 2017 (Highfield)

29th March 2017 (Highfield)

Seminars: 2nd November 2016 16th November 2016

Clinics   in Building 4 room 1027: 9th November 2016 7th December 2016 4th January 2017 1st February 2017 1st March 2017

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

Please use your University email account when contacting us.

 

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

*On any clinic day, we offer the following appointments; 1230; 1305; 1340; 1415; 1450 1525; 1600 and 1635. Please specify your preferred month and time in your initial email to us. We will do our very best to accommodate your preference however, due to a high demand, this may not always be possible.

 

 

January Clinic – Bookings Now Open!

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We are now accepting bookings for our next clinic on the 13th January 2016 (Wednesday).  The clinic will be held in Building 4/1025 (Highfield), and will run from 12.30pm – 17.10pm (with each client receiving a private timeslot of 30 minutes).

To book a  private appointment with our business advisor, please e-mail us at sbclinic [at] soton.ac.uk, with your name as the subject.

The Launch of the 2016/17 Small Business Clinic, followed by 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: 2nd November 2016 2pm-3pm Location: Building 44, Room: 1041
• What, why, how and when
• Self discipline
• Sacrifice
• 24/7
• Types of business venture

Special guests include Prof. Martin Broad, the Head of Business School and Hugh Gaffney-Dodds a graduate from 2016 with his 20-minutes session  “My experience in starting up my business with the help of the SBC”.

Seminar 2 – Starting a business: ‘the Mechanics’ (PART 2)
Date and Time: 2nd November 2016 3pm-4pm Location: Building 44, Room: 1041
• 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: 16th November 2016 2pm-4pm Location: Building 44, Room: 1041
• 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’:

https://sbc2016-seminar1and2.eventbrite.co.uk

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

http://sbc2016-seminar3.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@soton.ac.uk

Please use your University email account (soton.ac.uk) when you contact us.

Clinic Dates 2015/16

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Welcome! The Small Business Clinic is a free service for University of Southampton students and staff.

Starting a business and need advice? Come & speak to our Chartered Accountant at one of our small business clinics, for free!

Our planned Clinic dates for the 2015/2016 year are:

Seminars:
21st October 2015
28th October 2015

Clinics:
11th November 2015
9th December 2015
13th January 2016
10th February 2016
9th March 2016

To book a 1-on-1 appointment with our consultant, please e-mail us at smallbusinessclinic [at] soton.ac.uk
*All dates are subjected to demand and may change. Clinics are for students and staff of the University of Southampton only.

Feedback 4th March 2015 (Highfield Clinic)

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Our 4th March 2015 clinic in Highfield was a success, recording an overall rating of of 93%. It was a busy clinic day as we served 7 clients.

Our clients rated our quality of service, quality of advice, clarity of advice, privacy and treatment by staff above 90%.

Thanks to all clients who have provided us with feedback- this is the last clinic for the 2014/2015 academic year. Next week, we will be delivering a seminar at the Re:Work career fair at the Winchester School of Art. We will resume our normal clinic services in Oct 2015.

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