When you are in the early days of starting up your business, there’s a never-ending list of tasks to complete. Sorting out the terms and conditions of trade is not at the top of the list. Getting your product market ready, finding customers and marketing your product take priority in the startup process. Neglecting this less exciting part of your business, however, could impact your cashflow through delayed payments and having to pay for materials before taking payments.
In a worst-case scenario, you could end up spending lots of money and wasting time on debt collections. Late payment is a fact of life for small businesses, as customers often give lower priority to bills from small firms. With the right terms in place, however, you can ensure that you get paid first. Get your terms right and there’s no excuse for slow payments.
Find out more at this business briefing, and enjoy a continental breakfast, about how if you don’t specify terms and conditions you put your business at risk of uncertainty and misunderstandings – it’s vital to establish the actual arrangement between the two parties involved in any deal. You need to cover yourself, so clients or partners have no opportunity to go back on their word.
Eric Robinson Solicitors will explain how having terms and conditions protects you as a business and will suggest top tips for setting out your terms and conditions.
The New Forest Business Partnership (NFBP) is a partnership between business and the public authorities in the New Forest. Its central role is to help New Forest businesses grow! It seeks to:
The NFBP Board includes representatives from all major business sectors and areas of the New Forest as well as Brockenhurst College, New Forest District Council, New Forest National Park Authority, Hampshire County Council and Totton College. In 2019 the NFBP Board will lead an implementation group to ensure the successful delivery of the New Forest Economic Development Strategy.
New Forest Business Partnership hosts a wide variety of activities, including training, business meetings and social events.
All events are at cost for New Forest Business Partnership members. Non-members are also welcome to attend.
Breakfast meetings normally run from 7.30 to 9.30 am at various locations across the New Forest.
We encourage all businesses large and small, B2B and B2C, to join the momentum of the New Forest Business Partnership!
As a member you enjoy member at cost rates at a wide range of training events and networking opportunities as well as the opportunity to exhibit within the Local Business Village at the New Forest Show, take part in the annual Golf Day, and enter the Brilliance in Business Awards.
In fact if you attend just five breakfast events you will usually cover the cost of your membership in the savings gained!
There is also a members only area on the website which gives you an opportunity to profile your business and access additional content including presentation slides for events whether or not you were able to attend them, and member only blog posts.
You can also showcase your business by demonstrating your knowledge and services by headlining a business breakfast and/or facilitating training workshops.
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