How we can support you

Our Small Business Clinic students and academic tutors will work with you on a short-term project designed to boost your company, and help you and your business develop and thrive.

If you are a small business, new enterprise, sole trader, start-up or similar, and you would like our free Small Business Clinic to help you, or you require further details, please make a booking or email us at smallbusinessclinic@londonmet.ac.uk.

We will then discuss your unique project requirements with you, allocate our student(s) and an academic tutor to your project, and agree a timescale, working practices and project outcomes.

While we're happy to discuss any of your business development requirements, we offer our free business services primarily in the following areas:

1. Business, marketing and management

  • marketing and public relations (PR)
  • financial management
  • business planning

2. Food sciences

  • food safety, preservation and shelf-life
  • fermented food and beverages
  • functional foods and ingredients (probiotics and prebiotics)
  • new food product development (NPD)
  • food start-up small business
  • microbiological analysis
  • technical troubleshooting

3. Data analytics and digital media

  • data analytics for business and research
  • web design
  • video animation
  • social media and digital media brand development

London Met's Small Business Clinic allows you and your company free access to the expertise of our students and academic tutors, plus it allows our dedicated and entrepreneurial students exposure to working with real-life companies, on real-life projects, gaining valuable real-life business experience, which will benefit them in their future professional careers.

You can contact the London Met Small Business Clinic and make a booking or email us at: smallbusinessclinic@londonmet.ac.uk. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, advice and projects can be delivered either remotely or in person – feel free to contact us to discuss.

Tell us a little about you and the services you require, and we look forward to helping you develop and enhance your business.

"As a Business Development Analyst for London Met's Small Business Clinic, I had the chance to communicate with prominent people from different universities. Also, I performed a wide range of research tasks on UK-based universities – I was able to code, analyse the results, draw better insights and then make informed decisions based on the data gathered. I really believe working on this project improved my communication, networking, and research as well as my data analysis skills."

Michael Mprah, Business and Management BA (Hons) graduate 2020, Student Business Development Analyst, June 2021