02 May

Business Essentials offers guidance notes for entrepreneurs, owners, directors and managers to help manage their businesses. Scroll down for content and go to Newsletters for other developments:

Essentials Contents:

Trade Secrets and Confidential Information- looking at the differences and how to protect these assets

Indemnities- what are they?- a look at these important contractual promises 

Let's chat about ChatGPT- in it's own words, a look at the AI revolution 

Battle of the Forms- what happens when two businesses compete to impose their terms

Escrow Agreements-  how to protect transaction funds

Employment Business or Employment Agency- and the difference between the two

Franchising- a look at how a franchise set up and what are the rights of a franchisee

The scourge of late payments- how late payments can be handled

Dealerships- a guide to how dealerships work and their main characteristics

The employment conundrum- a look at what creates employee status

Tutoring Businesses- a report on key changes to how tutor companies must be run

Website terms of use vs term and conditions- a check on the difference between them

The small print- the use and importance of terms and conditions

Business Vehicles- a look at the types of business vehicle available 

Limiting contractual liability- a look at how to limit liability in contracts

How are contracts interpreted?- the rules by which contracts are interpreted

Business Vehicle Taxation- a quick guide to how businesses are taxed 

Company Governance- the duties of directors

Joint Ventures- a core business structure for emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic 

Directors' powers, duties and liabilities- a look at the main responsibilities of company directors

Convertibles & Write-Offs- managing Covid-19 debt- what to do about "unsustainable debt" 

Corporate recovery and insolvency- If you're taking on new or additional debts and concerned about solvency read this guidance page

Commercial Contracts- A Guide- Owning and running a business inevitably involves commercial contracts involved- this guide helps understand them 

Commercial Contracts- Structure & Content- Demystifying some of the key provisions that turn up in commercial contracts

Copyright- An introduction to this important intellectual property rights 

Trade Marks- Central to the protection of business brands, this guide introduces the topic

Business Start-Up Funding- When Government Covid-19 financial support may not reach start-ups finding alternative funding options is critical

Crowd Funding Explained- The essentials of Crowdfunding and an insight to the participants, risks and platforms 

Private Equity Funding- Medium to long-term finance provided in return for an equity stake in potentially high-growth unquoted companies  

Venture Capital- Venture capital invests in early-stage companies with strong growth potential

Guarantees, Indemnities & Warranties- Explaining these three important legal terms for commercial contracts and businesses 

Ordinary, Secured and Preferred Creditors- Loan security & how business creditors rank in their priority, including personal guarantees 

Is your business ready for the New World?- How to get your business fit for the post CV-19 world 

Managing Your Cash Flow- Practical hands-on business support from those with experience 

Introduction to Shareholders' Agreements- A general guide on what goes into a shareholders' agreement

Shareholders' Agreement- Checklist- Thinking of entering a shareholders' agreement here are a few questions to answer first

Critical Operational Decisions and Actions- Guidance for taking decisions and managing change through the Covid-19 crisis 

Mothballing a building- Business premises may need to temporarily closed during Covid-19 

Working from home survival check-list- Helpful tips and guidance on working from home

Dealing with Covid-19 Debt- a look at how to manage the growing business debt mountain incurred during Covid-19

By the publications team at: Contracts-Direct.com with the assistance of the referenced third parties 

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