Business 101: for creative start ups – Galway

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  • Business 101
    September 18, 2017
    10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Business 101: for creative start ups

Ever wondered how to set up a business? How about what happens if your team splits up half way through a project? And what about VAT, accounts, or tax returns? You don’t have to bother with them, surely! Also, what’s the meaning of life?

Answers to most of these questions will be covered in this half-day workshop by Kevin Murphy from RetroNeo Games. This workshop will help you stay legally compliant while saving money as a startup business. It has already been run in Dublin where it was sold out.

The workshop is aimed primarily at creative businesses like gamedevelopers, musicians or artists, though the vast majority of the workshop would apply to any small to medium early stage or startup businesses, whether they’re in creative fields or not.

The workshop will cover the following:
* annual tax returns
* registering (or not) for VAT and doing those returns
* accounting, either yourself or with a professional
* funding
* contract law
* limited companies
* what’s allowable as expenses
* intellectual property, copyright, and trademark
* selling online
The goal is that everyone will leave with at least a basic understanding of these areas.

In addition, attendees will be given:
* a handout of the key takeaways summarised for their future use
* a short list of recommended accountants and solicitors
* a set of bookkeeping templates on Google Sheets, suitable for keeping track of their accounts and VAT returns on an ongoing basis.

There will be a one hour break for lunch.

Note: This workshop is run in Ireland, based on starting any type of small or creative business in The Republic of Ireland.

About the trainer:

Kevin has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCD, has achieved 2 (of the 3) exams from the Irish Tax Institute towards the Chartered Tax Adviser qualification, and has extensive experience working in accounts payable/receivable and bookkeeping roles in various companies.
He founded RetroNeo Games in 2015 and is working on Sons of Sol, the studio’s first commercial release.

There are a limited number of tickets available so booking early is recommended.