Friendly, practical advice and support

In normal times, Nepeta Consulting run workshops under the name of the Small Business Clinic across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The workshops cover a wide range of subjects relevant to businesses. They include business planning and marketing and how to use the popular tools available, including Mailchimp, WordPress and Google Analytics.

Whether you are a small business or a charity, starting out or established in business, we aim to provide cost-effective practical help and advice to improve your confidence and save you money.

Workshop format

The workshops are designed to be informative, friendly and reasonably priced.

We like you to think about how you will apply your new knowledge to your business, so encourage you to create an action plan as the workshop progresses. As all businesses are different, we also encourage participants to explore ideas together: these people are in a similar position and may be a future customer, supplier or collaborator!

Our tool workshops are hands-on so you can use the software with us on hand to advise. We will let you know before the event if you need to register for an account or do any other preparation.

Our aim is to provide good advice and support to help you grow your business. All of us involved in the Small Business Clinic have years of experience in business, so we can provide you with real-life lessons and tips on what to avoid, as well as how to do things right.

A Small Business Clinic workshop in progress.

Where are the workshops now?

For the present, the workshop programme is suspended and workshops are run on demand. These can take place online or at your premises.

In normal circumstances we use Bloom.Space in the centre of Great Malvern as our main training location but we can also run them at other locations in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We hope to return there soon.

Explore the workshops available

The workshops fall into two categories:

  • Business – helping you to run the business itself , including the whole sales and marketing cycle.
  • How to – practical workshops on how to use specific tools, such as Mailchimp, social media and website tools.

Our portfolio of subjects is listed below. Note that we add new titles to meet demand.

If you like the sound of one of our workshops, but the timing or location is not appropriate, do not despair. We are happy to run any of our workshops at a place, including online, and time to suit you. For an in-person workshop all we need is a suitable location with Internet access. Such workshops can be tailored to your own needs if required.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Business Workshops

These cover both the internal operations of you business and the outward-facing subjects such as sales and marketing. They are useful both for start-ups and established businesses.

Subjects covered include:

  • Creating a business plan
  • Simple accounting
  • Getting your business organised
  • An introduction to data protection and security
  • What’s my price? (or how to run a profitable business)
  • Building your business brand
  • Get your marketing right
  • Pitch perfect – presentation skills
  • Building your online presence
  • Successful selling

'How to' Workshops

Practical hands-on workshops on a wide range of applications such as email marketing, social media and websites. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience.

Subjects covered include:

  • SEO and Google analytics
  • WordPress: Introduction and Masterclass
  • Getting the words right
  • Web design with page builders
  • Selling online
  • WooCommerce
  • Mailchimp: Introduction and Masterclass
  • Using social media in your business
  • Advertising with Google
  • Video marketing
  • Using Instagram for business