About this Event
For every start up business one priority will be financial considerations. What type of business might be one question …sole trader or limited company? A further consideration will be managing and keeping track of financial transactions. This will involve recording, analysing, and interpreting the financial data to make informed business decisions as well as to make sure you meet tax requirements.
At its core it will be arranging your bookkeeping to ensure you record all financial transactions, such as sales, purchases, expenses, and payments, in a systematic manner either manually or by using accounting software.
This workshop will cover all of these areas to help advise on how to set-up and keep control.
Core areas covered
- Sole Trader business model v limited company model
- When to register with HMRC and deadlines
- The need for a separate Business Account and free business banking options available
- Keeping business records / expense receipts and benefits to using accounting software
- Professional support etc
About our Expert in Residence - Gina Scott - GS Accounting and Bookkeeping Ltd
With many years of experience, I run a small friendly accounting firm that works with Individuals and small to medium sized businesses in varied professions.
I am AATQB qualified and have previously worked in banking. Therefore, I have a wealth of knowledge and understanding in these areas. I pride myself in giving you the very best service and advice in all areas of personal and business tax.
In advance of the meeting we will send out a brief questionnaire so that you can tell us some background information on your business idea, to help us tailor the session and to confirm your business details or pre-start plans.
All of our support is fully funded and is therefore free to access.
It is a requirement of our funding body that we record every organised interaction with pre-start and start-up businesses at BIPC Bristol. Please therefore take a few moments to provide us with the relevant information needed so we may provide our service.
Ready, Steady, Grow supports businesses in the early stages of development. It offers a practical toolkit for start-ups with help on fundamental business needs.
Starting a business requires dedication, hard work and perseverance. It also involves learning and developing a myriad of new skills and understanding. This programme of interactive 2 hrs workshop will focus on building up these skill in four core business needs.
- Business essentials for pre-starts, planning, IP & research
These workshops will run on a regular basis throughout the year. In addition. we will supplement these core areas with a range of additional stimulating 1-1s and workshop sessions covering other areas like recruitment, branding, website design and build, planning and even business coaching These will change over time with new ones being added. Keep an eye on our Eventbrite page or sign up to our newsletter to stay connected.
About BIPC Bristol
At BIPC Bristol we help and support aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across Bristol and the surrounding area. We offer a range of business services across four main themes:
- Intellectual Property guidance, help and legal advice
- free access to business intelligence resources and databases including market research, grants, company data and reports
- one-to-one sessions with advisors and experts, workshops and networking events
- spaces to meet, study and research your business planning
The Business & IP Centre Bristol supports people to start, protect and grow their businesses. Visit Bristol Central , Junction 3, Knowle and Southmead Libraries to access our free market research and intellectual property databases and take part in our regular programme of workshops and events.
BIPC Bristol is part of Bristol Libraries and the BIPC National Network.
Provided by BIPC Bristol
This course is provided by BIPC Bristol and is free of charge for residents and businesses based in Bristol and the surrounding area.
This workshop will be held face to face in Bristol Central Library public meeting room. Numbers will be strictly limited. We anticipate that the course will be oversubscribed and that there will be a wait list. If you book and later find you cannot attend please advise us ASAP so that someone else can benefit from your place. Please register at the BIPC desk on the ground floor next to the café.
Tea and coffee will be provided, alternatively there is a café on site.
What is your refund policy?
Our events are free, but places are limited and events are usually oversubscribed. Please give two working days’ notice via email if you wish to cancel.
Can I attend if I'm not a member of the library?
Absolutely! Any Bristol and surrounding area based business or person with a business idea is welcome. Though we always recommend joining the library as it's free and will make accessing our databases, books and publications much easier.
How can I find out about any news & upcoming events?
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Bristol Central Library, College Green, Bristol, United Kingdom