Money-Saving Checklists for Business
Ready-to-use legal, financial and tax checklists to help your business run as profitably as possible
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In a nutshell
In this highly practical book you'll find a range of step-by-step business checklists. They show you how to stay on the right side of the law and make your business as profitable as possible. No more guessing or chance taking, simply follow our user-friendly checklists for maximum business efficiency.
This book covers everything from establishing a company to profit extraction methods. It deals with exactly the topics every business owner is confronted with:
- Company law
- Dealing with HMRC
- Debt recovery
- Health and safety
- Intellectual property
- Online trading
Being a success in business requires a great deal of knowledge, skill and experience in so many areas. That's why we put together this book of business checklists. Practical and easy to use, it will aid in the smooth and efficient running of your business.
What's more, we've included every checklist on the complementary Online Service. That way you can adapt each one to suit your personal circumstances.
We've created this Tips & Advice book especially for...
Business owners and managers, company directors that want to:
- Stay on the right side of the law and run their business as efficiently as possible
Advisors that want to:
- Efficiently assist their clients in the day-to-day running of their business
You'll get the following free extras with this Tips & Advice book...
An Online Service with ready-to-use documents
- To immediately apply our advice and solutions in practice
- That you can easily adapt to suit your own requirements
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 - Company law
Running your business – options
Why form a company?
Forming a company
How companies work
Appointment of directors
Removing a director
Chapter 2 - Dealing with the Taxman
Reviewing your tax return before filing
Dealing with a notice of enquiry letter
What if the Taxman wants to see you?
Do you have to sign his record of what was said?
Challenging the Taxman’s calculations
How to amend a tax return
How to get an enquiry closed down
How to make a complaint and get compensation
How to chase a repayment
Chapter 3 - Debt recovery
Chasing the slow payer
Chasing the non-payer
Recovering the debt
Enforcing the judgment
Using external help
Chapter 4 - Health and safety
Health and safety policy
Carrying out a risk assessment
Premises safety check
Pregnancy and health and safety
Display screen equipment (DSE)
First aid at work
General fire safety
Driving at work
Asbestos in the workplace
Chapter 5 - Insurance
Compulsory and optional insurance
Employers’ Liability insurance (ELI)
Public Liability insurance (PLI)
Directors’ and officers’ insurance (D&O)
Keyman, legal expenses and business interruption insurance
Choosing the right policy
How to arrange cover
How to make a claim
What to do if your claim is rejected
Chapter 6 - Intellectual property
What are intellectual property rights?
What can be trade marked?
How to protect a trade mark
What can be copyrighted?
How to protect copyright
How to protect your company name
What a patent is and how it is protected
Designs and how to protect them
Database rights and protection
IP, employees and third parties
Chapter 7 - Online trading
Choosing a domain name
Selecting a hosting contract
Data protection and your website
E-commerce terms and conditions
Getting your publicity right
Selecting and managing your IT supplier
Chapter 8 - Personnel
Making an offer and taking up references
Contracts of employment
Inducting your new employee
PAYE and National Insurance
What to pay your employee
Hours of work, rest breaks and holidays
Preventing discrimination and harassment claims
How to discipline an employee
Leavers and the exit interview
Chapter 9 - Property
Property - options
Looking for property
Funding the purchase
Planning and building regulations
Buy or rent?
How leases work
Problems with landlords
Anything else to remember?
Chapter 10 - Miscellaneous
Choosing a supplier
Dos and don’ts with clients and customers
What should your terms and conditions include?
How to invoice
How to get paid on time
Managing cash flow
How to factor your debts
How to deal with late payment
How to handle complaints
Dealing with your bank