Surviving Lockdown – Business Newsletter

I am pleased to introduce the first edition of our Cosmetic Courses Business Newsletter. We are planning to share our business insights into how to start and grow a clinic. We are looking to bring you a wealth of knowledge from our business partners including from Allergan, manufacturer of Botox, to Pabau and Consentz who are our partners for clinic systems.

In this first edition, as you have trained with Cosmetic Courses, we are delighted to offer you the opportunity to register with Clinic People. We are delighted to bring to you exclusively having trained with Cosmetic Courses the opportunity to register with Clinic People. They are a brand new recruitment agency for the aesthetic industry – please register if you are looking for work, part time or full time, in the aesthetic industry, or you are looking to recruit anyone from a receptionist, injector or manager. I hope you enjoy this edition and would welcome your feedback.

Jim Savin
Managing Director Cosmetic Courses

Directors of Cosmetic Courses, Adrian Richards and Jim Savin, have teamed up with a specialist recruitment company to create a new exclusive recruitment service focusing on aesthetics from front of house to practitioners.

Find out more & register with Clinic People by clicking here.

Surviving Lockdown – What is available to youThere are many different options for you and your business at this time:

  • Rate Relief for public facing business forced to close – Your entire rate bill for 2020/21 should be refunded
  • Furlough Employees (Must have been employed on PAYE on 31st October 2020) – Government will pay 80% of your employees wages but you must pay the NIC and Pension contributions
  • Grants for the 2021 Lockdown Period available from your council for every rate payer:
    • £9,000 for over £51,000 rateable vale
    • £6,000 for £15,000 to £51,000
    • £4,000 under £15,000
  • Monthly Grants are available in addition for every month you are closed. This is also available from your council and will continue when the tier system is reintroduced and if your business continues to be affected.

If you not a rate payer then other grants are available such as Councils discretionary grants.In addition to the grant, there are funds for the tier system that run during lockdown and the tiers.

  • If you had to close in November and were restricted in December, then close in January you should be paid for every month you are shut.
  • All Councils pay different amounts and you must apply from your local council who have been given the money to distribute.
Bounce Back Loan

  • You can borrow up to £50,000 and up to a maximum of 25% of turnover
  • Apply with your bank, if your bank is not participating then one of the large banks will consider your application
  • Take 3 days to be approved and to be paid
  • You can apply until 31/03/2021
  • First 6 months interest paid by the government then low interest for 6 years
Find out more about bounce back loans here
CBILS (Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme)

  • Loans from £30,000 to £250,000 80% guaranteed by the Government with no personal, Guarantee for the rest
  • Government pay first 6 months interest
  • Loan can be for up to 6 years
Find out more about CBILS here
Now is the perfect time to think about taking your clinic online, whether its setting up social media or launching a website. We understand the world of business and marketing maybe new for you, your focus has always been medical, that’s why we have put together some helpful resources for you!

Our brand new business and marketing course is now available online creating by our in-house teams and Mr Adrian Richards. This will share useful information and tips on how to set up your clinic and take it to the next step, business and marketing wise.

Enroll on to our online business and marketing course
Take your clinic online! Our team can help you every step of the way in building your own clinic website, from logos to URL’s our team listen to your ideas and will create a website fit for you!

With competitive pricing, ongoing support and industry knowledge we can provide you with a one stop shop in showcasing your clinic online with our website developers.

View our website design brochure
Enquire about our website package

Mr Adrian Richards is Medical Director of Cosmetic Courses and is one of the UK’s most experienced Consultant Plastic Surgeons in both surgical and non-surgical treatments. He trained in Oxford and London as a Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, with further specialist training in Australia and America. He has worked at the Regional Plastic Surgery Centre in Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury and now concentrates exclusively on Cosmetic Surgery and training.