Legal Compliance and Risk Management in Small Business

Legal Compliance and Risk Management in Small Business

by Ian Birt

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Overview

Small businesses, like all businesses, operate in an increasingly regulated environment. Increasing business regulation is being driven by public desire for greater protection of consumers, workers and the physical environment. These developments are occurring in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex society. Being in business, you need to comply with all relevant laws and regulations. Legal compliance avoids regulators imposing penalties and others suing for damages.

Legal Compliance and Risk Management in Small Business outlines the necessary steps for small businesses to take in order to prevent breaches of the law. It enables new businesses, firstly, to identify and implement all relevant regulatory requirements. It then delves into the intricacies of contracts, the legally enforceable agreements that create rights and obligations. Specific chapters focus on the need to negotiate and arrange contracts applying to work relationships, insurance cover, commercial leasing and other land dealings. It concludes by covering ongoing business compliance with legislative requirements relating to consumer protection, work health and safety, taxation procedures and business records.

Simultaneously, this book recognises the integral role that risk management plays in ensuring legal compliance. Aspects of risk management include structuring your business, managing daily operating risks, conducting periodic workplace health and safety audits, and arranging appropriate insurance cover.

Legal Compliance and Risk Management in Small Business also includes short-answer exercises at the end of sections and quick quizzes at the end of chapters to test your understanding. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary of terms and answers to the quick quizzes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925716412
Publisher: Publishing 451
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 214
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ian Birt is an accountant and registered tax agent, with degrees in accounting and law. He has worked extensively in small business, and for an accounting firm specialising in small business clients.
Ian has taught small business financial management and taxation for many years in the vocational training system, and has written several successful books covering all aspects of small business management. The following books by Ian Birt are published by Tilde Publishing: Manage Finances and Develop Financial Plans: In Your Business, Fourth Edition; Marketing and Promoting Your Business: Products and Services, Second Edition; and Be Your Own Boss: The Practical Self-Employment Handbook.
Ian started out in his own small business over 30 years ago. He still operates it: doing it the right way, getting expert help when needed, and keeping it simple. He has also helped launch many successful micro-businesses.
Ian Birt is an accountant and registered tax agent. He has degrees in accounting and law, as well as postgraduate diplomas in education and psychology. He has worked extensively in small business, at every level, and for an accounting firm specialising in small business clients. Ian has taught small business financial management and taxation over many years in the vocational training system, and has written several successful books covering all aspects of small business management. The following books by Ian Birt are published by Tilde Publishing: Manage Finances and Develop Financial Plans: Running Your Business Better, Fifth Edition; and Marketing and Promoting Your Business: Products and Services, Second Edition; and Be Your Own Boss: The Practical Self-Employment Handbook.

Table of Contents

Part A

Chapter 1 - The regulatory environment

Chapter 2 - Business ownership structures

Chapter 3 - Business regulation

Chapter 4 - Ideas protection

 

Part B

Chapter 5 - Contracts generally,

Chapter 6 - Work relationships

Chapter 7 - Insurance cover

Chapter 8 - Leasing and ownership

 

Part C

Chapter 9 - Consumer legislation

Chapter 10 - Work health and safety

Chapter 11 - Taxation procedures

Chapter 12 - Business records

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