11:00 - 11:30 Setti ng up a Limited Company & the new Companies Act Setting up a Limited Company & the new Companies Act The Companies House team will take you through the process of incorporati ng a Limited Company and the rules that you will need to abide by. You will be made aware of the newly implemented Companies Act 2006. This new Act will aff ect everyone who has to deal with Companies House. You will also learn how you can save valuable ti me and money by dealing with Companies House online.
11:45 - 12:15 VAT the basics Colin Wilson, Business Adviser An introducti on to the basic rules to help newly VAT registered businesses get started in VAT and where to go for further help and informati on
12:45 - 13:15 Managing the safety and health of your staff is good business Robert Atkinson, Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives Understand how managing your health as well as the safety and wellbeing of your workforce is integral to building a sustainable and profi table business. What do you need to do and what help is available.
13:30 - 14:00 You, Self Employment & HMRC Jim Neil, Business Adviser An overview aimed at Sole Traders & Partnerships of some key issues such as record keeping, business expenses, SA Tax return & where to get further help & guidance.
14:15 - 14:45 Trade Marks & Branding Intellectual Property Office Every business owns some form of branding and trademark, this presentati on will explain how you can protect your name, logo or slogan.
15:00 – 15:30 Performance Managing Employees in Small Businesses (when
they may also be friends and/or relati ves)! Alison Melville, Director Small businesses oft en feel like families and it can be diffi cult to apply performance management and discipline in such a close- knit environment and yet retain mutual respect for each other. This workshop aims to arm you with confi dence and provide you with the tools to deal with any employee performance issue that may arise.