Business advice services

For tailored solutions to your business needs, look no further

The Business Solutions Centre is a free student-led service for local businesses and entrepreneurs.

If you have identified an area of the business mix that you need support in, a particular problem that you want to solve, or an opportunity that you want to evaluate, the student-led Business Solutions Centre can help you.

Infographic displaying the process of the Business Solutions Centre

Here are some of the challenges that our clients typically face:

  • How can I use social media to support business growth?
  • How can I write a business plan?
  • How can I seek potential funding or resources?
  • How can I market my business on a low marketing budget?
  • How can I manage my business sales and expenses?

How it works

A consultation from the Centre is free and easy to arrange - simply follow these steps.

  1. Answer a few questions about your business and needs by filling out a registration form
  2. Depending on your answers, you may be invited for a face-to-face interview to better assess your needs
  3. Our team will then discuss your case and present Solutions to you in one of the following forms:
  • A written report with detailed guidelines and resources
  • A help sheet with useful information and action points for you to implement
  • A hands-on, practical Clinic group session where you'll have a chance to gain practical insights and one-to-one support
  • A workshop or talk delivered by our Student Advisors
  • Internships or ongoing paid employment, allowing our students to support your business
  • Signposting to appropriate LSBU or other local services

The Business Solutions Centre is staffed by Student Advisors from LSBU Business school who have been through a comprehensive recruitment and training process. A member of LSBU staff will supervise the Advisors.

Areas of expertise

  • Business development and planning
  • Tax and small business accounting
  • Marketing and social media
  • Forecasting and costing
  • Access to finance
  • Project management
  • Consumer behaviour and brand management

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