GA specialists contribute to small business toolkit
As the oldest member of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, we were delighted to be invited to contribute to Devon & Plymouth Chamber’s Small Business Toolkit 2020.
At a time of real difficulty for many local people, the Chamber recognised that the situation has also given some the opportunity and time to kick-start business ideas that, until now, they may not have dared. It is often times of hardship where entrepreneurship flourishes and many people who have been made redundant are considering their work-life balance, identifying new markets and looking to the future.
The Chamber identified a whole range of key topics that business owners need to consider, in addition of course to providing a service or product and getting it to market. With no business owner ever an expert in everything, the guide gives a little help from local expert providers as a free resource to its members.
Specialists from our business law team, James Peterson and Serena Willis, offered valuable insight on company set up and structure, critical considerations in terms of future planning and protection and the kinds of contracts new companies will need to have in place to govern relationships with employees, customers and suppliers.
New and small businesses can find it hard to navigate employment law obligations, so our specialist Rob Zacal set out the key things that business owners need to know. This is particularly relevant given that from 6 April 2020 a business must provide all new employees with a written statement of employment particulars on day one.
The guide is packed with great advice from local experts on everything a new business needs, from strategic planning to premises and from staff training to IT security – well worth a download!
Here’s your copy, we hope you like it and feel free to get in touch if you’d like any support from the team here at GA Solicitors.