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Ladders: Enterprise Support Workshop 3 - Finance & Building Networks
Wed 12 April 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
10am - 12pm
Does the thought of keeping your financial records in check as a new business fill you with dread? In this session receive practical advice on what record books you need to keep and why, including setting up your accounting and management records, accounting software, personal tax compliance in terms of completing self assessment and considering National Insurance and VAT.
Many an entrepreneur has recognised their skill set perhaps doesn’t extend to finance, the creative ideas are definitely there but keeping a check on it all, well it can be a daunting prospect! Keeping accurate records can help with applying for funding too, and using external experts they can liase with banks or funding streams on your behalf.
What financial records do you need to keep?
- keeping your books in check when self employed
- registering with HMRC
- self assessment
1pm - 4pm
Networking if done effectively can be a considerable asset to any business, helping to build up professional connections across a number of different layers to your business, but connections which foster trust and cultivate new relationships, ultimately helping to generate sales, create business leads and encourage growth by opening doors for you that oth-erwise could not be opened. There are a vast number of professional networking organisations within the North East, which could be relevant to you and your business because of their locality, or the industry in which they are positioned. Networking can take many forms from breakfast meetings, to online seminars to one to one introductions.
In this session we are welcoming Paul Lancaster of Plan Digital UK, winner of ‘Collaborator of the Year award at Dynamo North East’s Dynamites16 event & who is known as the North East’s ‘SuperConnector’ for his work, support and influential connections in the Northern tech community. With a huge wealth of experience in helping people grow their businesses and as co-author of the “Small Business Marketing for Dummies’ book, Paul will be giving his insight into the importance of networking in business and his recommendations for how you can connect with the right people, hints and tips will be in abundance so have those questions ready! Paul is also founder of Newcastle Start Up Week in May.
Creating a business networking plan
- developing work related professional relationships with confidence and mutual understanding
- which networks? Local, National.
- Which platforms to connect on
- Following Up connections – how & why
Networking Task, Discussion