Clinic launched to help new businesses

Business professionals from various sectors have come together to form a new Community Interest Company (CIC), aimed at providing advice and support to new and young businesses.

Business ClinicThe Business Clinic Organisation will be dedicated to the provision of high quality business clinics to the general business community.

The organisation’s aim is to assist and prevent businesses being starved of quality and tailored advice that will assist with their stability and growth during the early stages of their growth and development.

This will in effect provide stabilisers for the business via the delivery of non-intrusive peer to peer support until the new business has the confidence and ability to ride free.

It will also provide a strategy to support businesses through the provision of timely information and frequent updates with our key consulting members in, bi-weekly surgeries and clinics on a number of topics.

The consulting members have years of experience in coaching, financial and legal advice, referral marketing, HR, public relations, franchises, websites, design and print, accounting and most key areas of business.

Helen Livesey of T Livesey Limited and Kathryn Orange of Mr Franchise of The Business Clinic said: “Small businesses can join our organisation and in return can gain access to relevant experience based guidance depending on what issues their businesses may have, whether it’s what to do about taking on a member of staff, to how to promote their business.

"They can also attend regular clinics and member surgeries on a range of topics and share experiences with other like minded businesses in Lancashire. We have set out to provide a fresh, enjoyable and effective new way for Lancashire business people to deal with their day to day business challenges.”

Melanie Bryan will be the key speaker. Honoured with an OBE for her services to social enterprise and Women’s Enterprise in the North West, she was also recently appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester. The Business Clinic officially launches on Wednesday, November 6 and is inviting young or prestart companies and individual business owners trading for up to five years, to its event at Marsden Rawthorn’s Chorley offices between 6pm – 8pm, to find out how they will benefit from the activities of the new organisation.