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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!”

 

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.

 

 

End of academic year 2015/16

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The Small Business Clinic has completed another successful year! Throughout the academic year of 2015/2016, we have:

  • hosted 6 clinics in Highfield campus
  • provided professional advice on business and taxation to 54 clients
  • delivered 3 business seminars, attended by 250 people
  • received largely positive feedback from our clients and audiences, with an overall rating of 91.5%

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff and student volunteers of the SBC for making 2015/16 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 semester!

Unfortunately, we have no scheduled clinic dates for the rest of the 2015/16 academic year. We will resume our clinic service in the next academic year (2016/17), in November 2016. 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.

February 2016 Clinic Feedback

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Our February 2016 clinic has broken the record of number of clients attended the clinic with 17 appointments were served and achieved the high rate of nearly 92% overall.

Here are some of our clients’ comments:

  • “Quality of advice was superb. The advisor has put in touch with a great contact already in the industry, an invaluable resource. Thank you.”
  • “The advice was very very useful to me to the right direction. Very high quality help that’s hard to get elsewhere as a student.”
  • “I would like to once again thank you for the insight you gave me in the session and will defined be recommending it.”
  • “Thanks so much for your message and for providing the recap – I’ve been really bowled over by your generosity and knowledge.”

Treatment by staff reached the highest quality of 96%, following by privacy (95%), and clarity of advice (94%). Other feedback on quality of advice, quality of service and information about the service approximately reached the rate of 90%.

 

Feb 16 feedback report

Thanks to all clients who have provided us with feedback- we aim to keep improving our performance for the next clinic on 9th March 2016, which is the last clinic for the 2015/2016 academic year.