Start Up Clinic

Starting a new business can be daunting – with very little help on offer for those waiting to take the plunge into their very own micro or small business.

Over the coming couple of  months I am continuing my Business Start Up Clinics at meeting points across Sussex – there is no need to book but if you want your slot guaranteed you’d be wise to book one.

Getting advice, accessing the truth about what is really required to start your business is darn near impossible – don’t believe me go search Google and let me know what you find it’s likely you’ll come back here bewildered and if not at least confused. You could buy a book on the subject – Amazon currently lists around 20,000 choices – even if you only read 10% of them you’d find that in the first year you’d do nothing but read books on the subject.

Next Clinics will be held

Friday 29th March  – Crawley Mall – Food Hall Upstairs  2pm to 3.30pm

Tuesday 2nd April – Horsham, Living Room, Swan Walk 12pm to 2.00pm


I’ve spent the last ten years working with startup and new businesses to solve this confusion, to help you on the road to a successful startup. Showing you the action you need to take and the next steps to success.

Before working with small businesses I had worked for over twenty years working with professional financial specialists and helping them develop their businesses.


Facts are: –

  • Accountants and solicitors don’t really understand startups or small firms
  • Friends and family often don’t have expertise and skills
  • Local council and Government business departments of have all but shutdown
  • Finding honest advice across the range of subjects like web marketing website design and sales and order processing are not possible to find in one place

Finding honest advice across the range of subjects

Internet marketing,  website design and sales, combined with  order processing are not possible to find in one place, more often than not anyone you approach for guidance will offer to sell you something – and in my experience that’s the last thing you need.

I  provide you with guidance and hands on support in a range of areas

Online and offline knowledge support and help

Online shopping options

Online payment facilities

Fully working websites created

All supported with 30 years of business experience – hell yeah I am that old.

15 years of digital marketing experience –

Taxation and banking advice – I have worked for two of them.

Provided you are ready to know what you need in order to get your business off the ground – pop along to a Small Business Clinic – no obligation, no need to bring your cheque book – there is nothing to buy – you get access to all the advice and guidance you need. If you have a business and want to grow it, if you are thinking about starting a business or just want to talk about business matters – come along to the clinic – lets talk.

  • The right way to do things
  • Up and running  within days
  • Expertise on hand at end of the teplehone
  • Real-world advice
  • Help with sales and a back-end for repeat sales
  • AdWords and Facebook help

If you decided to work with me, you get at least four “borrow my brain sessions” we talk one to one for a least thirty minutes in each session.

  • Googleable website fully indexed
  • Guidance and training from my Ninja Membership site (http://mem.therichardsmith.com/)
  • Website support and hosting
  • Regular meetups
  • Specialist help

Most small businesses don’t succeed for long and others struggle – you can increase the chances of success by spending a small amount of time with me, come along to one of the clinics.

I especially want to hear from ‘stay at home mums’ who are looking for a side hustle, disabled or disadvantaged ‘wanna be’ entrepreneurs and those of you under forty that would love to start their own business or have an idea for one.

Next Clinics will be held

Friday 29th March  – Crawley Mall – Food Hall Upstairs  2pm to 3.30pm


Tuesday 2nd April – Horsham, Living Room, Swan Walk 12pm to 2.00pm

When you are ready to jump in for your all singing and dancing small business package you can order yours from here.

You get  at least four “borrow my brain sessions” we talk one to one for a least thirty minutes.

  • Googleable website fully indexed
  • Guidance and training from my Ninja Membership site (http://mem.therichardsmith.com/)
  • Website support and hosting
  • Regular meetups
  • Specialist help
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Don’t forget – the Start Up Clinics are free, all the guidance you want, at no charge – I may even buy you a coffee.