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SME Critical Update

Published on 24 Oct 2011 | Took place at Christie Conference Centre, QLD

This event provided an overview and an insight into the tips and traps within the life cycle of a business. It also addressed updates and current issues in 2011 which may affect your clients and their business. Topics covered included:

  • business structuring
  • funding a business
  • employees
  • expansion and restructure
  • protecting your assets
  • sale of a business
  • winding up of companies and trusts.

Get a 20% discount when you buy all the items from this event.

Individual sessions

Debt or equity

Author(s):  Teresa DYSON

This paper covers:

  • the character of investors
  • differing contributions of investors
  • equity structure
  • level at which investors wish to manage debt (either at the business or investor level)
  • estimated term of investment for each investor
  • expected returns and return composition required.
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Author(s):  Linda Tapiolas

This paper covers case studies showing:

  • options available when restructuring or structuring businesses
  • how to minimise tax and duty implications
  • commercial issues to consider when restructuring.
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Sale of a business

Author(s):  Ash CHOTAI

This paper covers:

  • should you sell the business or the company?
  • will the small business CGT concessions be available?
  • the current position on earnouts
  • dealing with the various components of the sale consideration.
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Winding up companies and trusts

Author(s):  John NEWBY

This paper covers:

  • cleaning up a company prior to wind up
  • dealing with loan accounts and Div 7A issues
  • capital gains on liquidation
  • new dividend rules
  • taxing trust distributions on vesting.
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