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Small Business Handbook

H M Williams Chartered Accountants

Small business handbook

Comprehensive guide to running your business efficiently. Packed with business management tips and templates.

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Valid in the UK
Price: £19.99
Page Length: 224
ISBN: 9781910143155
Edition: Third
Published: 2015
Valid in the UK
Price: £19.99
Page Length: 224
ISBN: 9781910143162
Edition: Third
Published: 2015
File Type: PDF
File Size: 942 KB

The Small Business Handbook is packed full of all the business management tips you need to help you run your business efficiently and get your business administration in order.

The aim of this handbook is to help you administer your business and make it less of a chore.

Whether it’s a simple introduction to the generalities of business law, or what you have to know if you are going to employ people, or keep on the right side of the taxman, this handbook will act as a useful ‘toolkit’ to help you run your business.

Easy administration for the small business

This business management handbook is packed full of tips and expert information a small business needs to help you comply with all the legislation that comes with running a business, including:

  • Company law
  • Law of contract
  • Data protection 
  • Employment law
  • Health and safety
  • Intellectual property law
  • Business partnership law
  • Tax law

Plus much, much more.

How to run a business more efficiently

The Small Business Handbook also provides guidance on how you can run your business more efficiently, especially in these tough economic times.

  • How to keep tabs on the finances
  • How to keep on the right side of the taxman
  • How to manage your staff effectively
  • Getting the right business insurance
  • Assessing the value of the business

Plus step-by-step advice on how to buy and sell a business.

Business management templates

Unlike other business management books, the Small Business Handbook shows you how you actually go about the tasks it suggests, using the many practical and common sense tips, templates and checklists, for when you find yourself encountering some new and unfamiliar activity as you run your business.

A chapter full of 75 business management templates, tips and checklists are included:

  • Suggested terms of business
  • Heads of agreement for a partnership agreement
  • Suggested shareholder's agreement
  • Non-disclosure agreement
  • Sample suggested terms of employment
  • Sample full business plan
  • Cash flow forecast sheet
  • Budget sheet
  • Customer survey template

And much, much more...

Small Business Handbook Contents

1. Running a business 

  • The basic rules of running a business
  • Sales
  • Expenses
  • Choosing a business structure
  • Banking arrangements
  • Whom should you contact about your business?
  • Business stationery to be organised
  • Terms and conditions of sale
  • Office equipment

2. Buying a business 

  • Why buy a business rather than set one up from scratch? 
  • Should you buy a business in trouble? 
  • What are you buying? 
  • How to value a business 
  • Buying shares in a limited company 
  • What is due diligence? 
  • Ways of paying for the business 
  • The required legal documents 
  • Making sure that the business doesn’t die the day you take it over 

3. Business law 

  • Anti-trust laws 
  • Bankruptcy – insolvency 
  • Bribery Act 
  • Company law 
  • Consumer credit 
  • Law of contract 
  • Cyber law 
  • Data protection 
  • Employment law including tax law on paying wages
  • Equal opportunities 
  • Estoppel 
  • Fraud 
  • Health and safety 
  • Intellectual property law 
  • International trade law 
  • Non-disclosure agreement 
  • Partnership law 
  • Product liability 
  • Property law 
  • Sale of Goods Act 
  • Tax law 
  • The law of tort 

4. Employment law 

  • Employment contracts 
  • PAYE 
  • Interviewing for new employees 
  • Statutory pay, maternity pay and paternity pay 
  • Sickness absence
  • Training and time off for training 
  • Retirement age 
  • Holidays 
  • Public and Bank Holidays 
  • Discipline 
  • Grievances 
  • Equal pay 
  • Agency workers 
  • Discrimination 
  • Dismissal and length of notice 
  • Employment tribunals 
  • National Minimum Wage (NMW) 
  • Pensions and pension reform 
  • Working Time Directive 
  • Overtime 
  • Changes to patterns of work 

5. Business finance 

6. Business insurance 

  • Disclosure 

7. Selling a business 

  • Planning your sale 
  • Who is advising you over the sale?
  • Valuing your business 
  • Finding a buyer 
  • The tax implications on selling a business 
  • How can you reduce the tax payable? 

8. Management tips, templates and checklists (TTCs) 

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