What is the Small Business Clinic?
The Small Business Clinic is run by Nepeta Consulting Limited. We are a business and IT consultancy based in Malvern and Ledbury. Through the Small Business Clinic we provide practical workshops to businesses around Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We have a wide range of business skills gained from running our own business but also from working within others. We want to pass these on to others and the workshops give us the opportunity to do so.
We take pride in being able to see beyond our own specialties to the bigger picture. This way we can tackle problems which cross more than one discipline and find solutions which will work for the whole business.
Normally we present the workshops ourselves but we also invite in guest speakers who are experts in their field to cover subjects where we know we don’t have sufficient knowledge. In this way we can offer a more complete and coordinated service to our clients, whether they are start-ups, growing businesses or charities.
Why the Small Business Clinic?
We have created the Small Business Clinic to fill the need we found when we set up our own business. Being small does not make it any easier to set up or run a business. In fact it is the reverse! You have limited resources, time and knowledge and so there are aspects of business where you need to use outside help.
When we started up, we spent lots of time finding out what we had to do and working out how to do it. Expert advice was readily available and freely given but we quickly learnt that we needed to filter it and work out what was right for us. Then there was the problem of applying it. Lots of people liked giving advice but putting it into practice for others what not what they did. What we really wanted to find was a place where we could ask all the questions at once, get answers we could understand and then get help with applying it.
Nepeta Consulting is now well established and running smoothly. We have noted the pitfalls along the way, as well as the missed opportunities. We want to pass the knowledge we have gained onto other businesses and help them. The Small Business Clinic is the result.
We want to provide a focus for business advice and support to businesses at any stage of their life. We help both those starting out in business and those wanting to develop further.
We are practical people providing practical support to businesses. We don’t just tell you what to need to do but help you do it as well. If we think you need specialist help we cannot provide, we’ll tell you so and give recommendations on who to go and see.
Try us out
We run workshops in Malvern, Hereford and Kinnersley. Most of our workshops last for 3 hours. Why not come and join us? It will give you a chance to see if you think we can help you.
If there is a subject you would like us to cover, please contact us. We are always open to suggestions!