Lloyds Bank Small Business Guide
This guide gives advice on how to plan the start of a business and monitor the progress of an established one, how to collect debts and look after cash-flow, how to develop business from existing customers and find new ones, how to increase profits, how to check up on franchising as a route to success and how to deal with the latest VAT, income tax and capital-gains tax changes.
- Paperback | 464 pages
- 139 x 210 x 24mm | 580g
- 30 Sep 1993
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
Part 1 Before taking the plunge: you and your ideas; who will buy?; a spot of coaching; your business identity; are you sure?; the business plan; timing the jump. Part 2 Getting a head start: toe-dipping; off the peg; franchises. Part 3 How to sell your product: the right name; beating the pirates; getting the message across; selling; how to set a price. Part 4 The working environment: choosing your workplace; getting equipped; professional back-up; getting the right staff; your rights and duties as an employer; insurance. Part 5 Financial preparation and control: forecasting; raising the money; staying afloat; how to increase profits; not waving but drowning; keeping the record straight. Part 6 Tax: tax and the sole trader; tax and the partnership tax and the limited company; tax on spare-time earnings; VAT. Part 7 Planning for retirement: retirement.