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Friday 11th March 2011
11/03/2011 - Gill Akaster Free Small Business Seminars
8:00am – 10:00am
Whistle stop tour of business structures and leases
Wednesday 6th April
Choosing the correct business structure and financial implications
Partnership agreements, shareholders’ agreements, directors’ service contracts and related issues
Traps for the unwary when entering into business leases
Managing your accounts, credit control tips and debt
Wednesday 18th May
Effective credit control
Maximising cash flow and managing your business accounts
Debt recovery
Obtaining and enforcing judgments
Employees, workers or self-employed sub-contractors - appearance and reality...what is the truth?
Wednesday 15th June
What differentiates employees, workers and the self-employed
Importance of the correct contract and consequences of getting it wrong
Rights of employees, workers and self-employed sub-contractors
How to carry out basic disciplinary and grievance procedures
General update on legal changes and proposals
Employers’ update – where are we now? Equality,
retirement, pensions – voluntary, obligatory or
Wednesday 13th July
The Equality Act – changes and obligations for employers
Abolition of default retirement age
New obligations on employers to provide and contribute to employee pensions
Requirements of the new pension scheme and how you comply
Partnered by Jason Mountjoy Independent Financial Advisor of Creative Wealth
Business life v personal life – how your personal affairs can affect your business
Wednesday 14th September
Wills and trust planning for business people
Inheritance tax and business property
Powers of attorney – protecting your business and family
Co-habitees, pre-nuptial agreements and dissolution of marriage
To book your place at any of the above events please reply with your name, organisation, contact details together with the seminar(s) you will be attending. If you require further details please contact Debbie Hodgins at or on 01752 203500.


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Rhiain boasts 25 years ... click for more

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