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HMCE Business Advice Open Day - Aberdeen

Tuesday 25th March 2003 – 10am to 5pm
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre Bridge of Don Aberdeen Scotland AB23 8BL

Free workshop programmesThe event includes free workshop programmes covering many important issues for running a successful business or getting a new business venture off the ground. A typical schedule is as follows - “HM Customs & Excise” Vat – The Basics. Aimed at new businesses and personnel who are new to dealing with VAT. “Scottish Executive” – New Product/Process development & Knowledge Transfer. Find out what financial & practical assistance is available to help innovators and companies take forward new product & process ideas & for graduate placements within industry for strategic projects. “B.S.B.I.” – Getting It Right First Time Presented with My Business, this seminar highlights the various elements that are vital in running a small business. It discusses the barriers and issues affecting success and provides some practical answers. “Office Of Fair Trading” – An introduction to competition and consumer protection legislation. Find out more about the rules your business should be complying with. “HM Customs & Excise” – Import & Export Duty Reliefs This presentation offers advice on Customs procedures which allow importation and exportation of goods at a nil or reduced rate of duty. “HM Customs & Excise” – VAT and the Construction Industry This presentation will deal with general aspects and some of the problems. “Small Business Gateway” – A single access point, provided by the Scottish Enterprise Network, to a range of integrated services offering assistance in start-up and growth. These services include information, training courses, one-to-one advice and networking opportunities. “B.S.B.I” – Managing Your Cash Flow. Presented by Abbey National business with BSBI. Cash flow is one of the biggest reasons people go out of business. This presentation will give you practical advice and tips on how to handle it. “Intellectual Property” – What’s that got to do with my business? Virtually every business will own some form of intellectual property. Failure to recognise IP as an important issue could prove costly! This seminar is presented by The Patent Office and shows how IP affects you “HM Customs & Excise” – VAT Simplifications for Small Business up to a turnover of 600,000A presentation outlining the VAT Flat Rate Scheme, Cash Accounting, Annual Accounting & how these schemes can save your business administrative time, as well as potential significant cash flow benefits. “Inland Revenue” – Changes to the taxation system with effect from 6th April 2003. “UK Online for business” – Is the web relevant to a small business? UK online for business Grampian advisers will demonstrate the potential of the Internet for the small business, including how to design and implement a successful web presence and how to get your site found. “Child Support Agency” – With one in eight businesses involved with the Child Support Agencies work, find out what your responsibilities are as an employer. “Health and Safety Executive” – An introduction to Health and Safety. “HM Customs & Excise” – Customs Blueprint – Details of future initiatives in the Customs International Trade Environment, incorporating any major post implementation issues relating to the New Export System. “HM Customs & Excise” – Imports, Exports, The Single Market and Intrastat. What is Intrastat and why statistical information is important for EC supplies? A run through VAT requirements in respect of Imports & Exports. “Scottish Development International” – Scottish Development International is a government-funded organisation with a network of offices around the world that can help your business realise its international potential. “B.S.B.I” – Keeping Costs Down Presented by Holiday Inn with BSBI. This presentation briefly outlines some of the hidden costs of running a business – employing people & travel and entertainment costs. It explores ways to manage these costs & save money. “HM Customs & Excise” – NCTS – A New Community Transit System for Europe - A seminar covering implementation issues from the introduction of NCTS being introduced in five pilot sites from 1st January 2003 “HM Customs & Excise” – Here to help when things go wrong VAT audits, penalties, payment difficulties and rendering of returns, also deals with disagreements and options available. “Business Mentoring Scotland” – New business ideas? Share your experience with someone wanting to take a business forward. Companies already on our mentoring programme are achieving real growth as a direct result of being matched with our pool of successful businessmen/ women. Come along and see how mentoring can benefit you. “B.S.B.I” – Using Websites to Generate Profits. A practical guide to help you understand why you need a website and how to make money from it. It will also cover how to build one as well as the importance of integrating it into your overall business.
Organizations attending this event:HM Customs & Excise
Inland Revenue
Big Small Business Initiative
Health and Safety Executive
Office of Fair Trading
The Patent Office
UK Online for Business
Valuation Office
Trading Standards
Child Support Agency
Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
The Scottish Executive
Scottish Enterprise

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