Protecting your business in the current economic climate

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Thursday 13 November 2008, Stanley House Hotel, Mellor

8.30 Registation and breakfast
9.00 Funding - Business Law

• Sources of funding – debt and equity
• Types of debt funding
• Borrowing from your pension
• Security (for the lender)
• Equity funding: who owns what?
• Making co-ownership work
• Grant funding: is it still out there?

9.15 Credit and Cost Control - Commercial Litigation

• Credit management: are all customers good customers?
• Debt recovery
• Litigation: an expensive luxury?

9.30 Premises - Commercial Property

• New premises – buying or leasing
• Moving on – getting out of leases
• Dilapidations and distraint
• Rent reviews

9.45 Staffing - Employment

• Workforce incentives in hard times
• Flexible working and agency workers
• Letting go: lay-offs and redundancy
• Preventing loss of custom and goodwill

10.00 Trading Through – Business Law

• Making your Terms and Conditions work for you
• Price adjustments
• Retention of title
• Late payment
• Beware wrongful trading

10.15 Questions and close

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