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Free Business Startup Clinics provide practical business guidance and professional legal advice for both existing businesses and people thinking of starting a new business.

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Attend our Free Business Startup Clinics and ask all the questions you want to get answers and clarify issues about your new business project.

Upcoming events (2)

Introduction to Startup Law

Online event

Buckworths is a law firm based in London working exclusively with startups and high growth businesses operating in the UK. This session gives an overview of the main legal issues and documentation that need to be understood by startups as they get up and running. Some of the topics covered will be: • How to incorporate your business and the best structure to use; • Relevant taxes and how to register for them; • What are intellectual property rights and how can they be protected; • Managing risk in a startup; • Vesting, options and incentives for co-founders and employees; • Data protection, GDPR and cookies; • Things to include in your customer documentation; and • Some thoughts on raising investment. The session will conclude with an open Q&A session. NOTE: The event is free to attend and will take place online using Zoom, the online video chat software. Attendees are advised to download the Zoom application to their computer or phone as it contains more functionality than the web-based version. Attendees will need to either log in or create an account with Zoom. This is free - a subscription is not required to attend this seminar. Join Zoom Meeting Download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting You will receive an email with the Meeting ID and Password on Thursday, 28th January 2021, at 12:00h. Attendees are asked to access the Zoom call promptly at the stated start time so that the seminar can commence on time.

Raising Investment

Online event

Buckworths is a law firm based in London working exclusively with startups and high growth businesses operating in the UK. This session looks at the options for raising investment, the schemes to use, sources of investment and where to look for it. Expect to hear about: • Types of investment – debt, equity, convertibles; • Sources of investment – friends and family, angels, VCs, accelerators and crowdfunding; • Tax relief schemes for investors – (Seed) Enterprise Investment Schemes; • Process for raising investment; and • Key considerations when negotiating investment documentation. The session will conclude with an open Q&A session. NOTE: The event is free to attend and will take place online using Zoom, the online video chat software. Attendees are advised to download the Zoom application to their computer or phone as it contains more functionality than the web-based version. Attendees will need to either log in or create an account with Zoom. This is free - a subscription is not required to attend this seminar. Download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting You will receive an email with the Meeting ID and Password on Thursday, 25th February 2021, at 12:00h. Attendees are asked to access the Zoom call promptly at the stated start time so that the seminar can commence on time.

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