Start Up Awareness

Are you thinking about becoming self-employed or starting your own business? Maybe you’re unsure about the regulations, your legal obligations, tax etc.

What to expect from this webinar

This awareness webinar will help you to understand the important things you need to do once you decide to start.

1. Business Format

We’ll explain the different formats for small businesses, including sole-trader, partnership and limited company.

2. Legal Obligations

When you start a business of any format you will have legal responsibilities. We’ll discuss these, including tax, National Insurance and VAT

3. Keeping Control

This section will look at the importance of preparing a plan for your business, opening a business bank account, and keeping good financial records.

4. Other Important Issues

Finally, we’ll cover different types of business insurance, what to think about if you need business premises, and key things to consider if you employ other people.

In addition to this session, before you get started you should consider other Business Gateway webinars. In particular, look for sessions which will help you to understand your market and make sure you know who your customers will be and what they want to buy.

Attendees will be provided with a pdf copy of the slides. We will also signpost you to Business Gateway’s ‘Planning to Start’ tool which will then direct you to further resources and your local Business Gateway adviser.

This webinar will be held on GoToWebinar.

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Essential Info

9th February 2022

09:30 - 12:30

West Dunbartonshire



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