Business clinics

New businesses are very vulnerable when they first start out, and they need nurturing and attention as they take root and grow. Tree Shepherd offers free support and guidance to local businesses through its regular face-to-face business clinics. These are confidential one hour sessions where our business advisors share their experience and work with the entrepreneurs to plan ahead and overcome obstacles to business growth.

Typical areas of support include:

  • Understanding your market
  • How to communicate to customers and potential customers
  • Financial implications of a new business
  • Registration and legal issues
  • Our business clinics are free to access for people on benefits, or on household income below £25,100.

Business Clinics in Southwark

Canada Water SE16

We run 1-to-1 business clinics for Southwark residents in and around SE16 only at Canada Water Library Ground Floor, SE16 7AR.

Time: 10am – 4pm – 1 hour meeting

January 2018: Thursday 25th

February 2018: Thursday 1st / Thursday 8th / Thursday 15th, Thursday 22nd

Other dates available are Wednesday 31st January and Wednesday 28th February from 1pm to 4pm.

South Bermondsey

We run 1-to-1 business clinics for Southwark residents at Big Local Works, 4 Market Place, Southwark Park Road, Bermondsey, London SE16 3UQ. Dates confirmed for 2018:

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm – 1 hour meeting

January 2018: Monday 15th / Tuesday 23rd

February 2018: Monday 5th / Monday 19th

Business clinics in Hammersmith

W12 Hammersmith

We run 1-to-1 business clinics for Hammersmith residents at Petit Miracles West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush Green, London, W12 8PP.

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm

January 2018: Thursday 25th

To book, please call the office at 020 3948 3021 or email