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Practical Business Plans and R&D Tax Credits

Date: Wednesday, 24th October 2007

Time: 4:00pm start, finishing at approximately 6:45pm

Location: TBC, Sheffield

Organised by: Connect Yorkshire, sponsored by South Yorkshire Investment Fund

Speakers: John Warner of Barber Harrison & Platt

Part of Connect Yorkshire's Investor Readiness Programme building up to the Autumn Investment Forum

Designed for young technology companies, this free workshop will help you understand what makes an excellent business plan and how to ensure investors get beyond the first page! Coupled with hot tips on tax credits, by attending this event you will ensure that you pull together the ultimate business proposition.

As well as perfecting your executive summary and the key issues that need to be address, you will cover how best to describe the market opportunity and routes to market, the skills of the management team and how optimistic your financial forecasts should be. Our speakers will give you tips on how to summarise your business plan in your executive summary.

The second half of the workshop will focus on the R&D Tax Credit scheme. Our expert speaker will give you top tips for accessing the cash available. Find out how your business can claim, what research & development activities qualify and what costs can be recovered.

The Format
Our workshops are designed with an interactive element, to encourage discussion and ideas amongst delegates.

Refreshments will be served on arrival and the workshop itself will be followed by a buffet with wine, allowing plenty of time for networking.

Should you wish, you can also attend the second workshop ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Wrongs’ which immediately follows the buffet.

Who Should Attend?
The workshops are aimed at technology and knowledge-based businesses with growth ambitions. All workshops are free to anyone wanting to learn about the investment process or who is keen to understand the financial options available to their business.

If you want to maximise you chances of raising finance and do all you can to ensure your business achieves its potential, register now for all or any of these events: Email: events@connectyorkshire.org Tel: 0113 384 5640

Other Investor Readiness Workshops
This is the first of six Interactive Workshops which make up Phase 1 of the Investor Readiness Programme. All workshops are free to anyone wanting to learn about the investment process in the lead up to Connect Yorkshire's Investment Forum on 28th November 2007. Attendance at all workshops is strongly recommended for all applicants to the Investment Forum (Phase 2).

More information: Practical Business Plans and R&D Tax Credits