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Business 101 workshop for Game Devs

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Note: This workshop is in Ireland, based on starting businesses (not just games ones) in Ireland.

Ever wondered how to set up a business? How about what happens if your team splits up half way through a game? And what about VAT, accounts, or tax returns? You don't have to bother with them, surely! Also, what's the meaning of life?

Answers to most of these questions will be covered in this half-day workshop by Kevin Murphy from RetroNeo Games. This workshop will help you stay compliant while saving money as a startup business.

The workshop is aimed primarily at game developers, however, since law is the same for everyone, the majority of the workshop would apply to any small startup businesses, whether they're in creative fields or not.

The workshop will cover the following:
* doing annual tax returns
* registering (or not) for VAT and doing those returns
* accounting, either yourself or with a professional
* funding
* contract law
* limited companies
* what's allowable as expenses
* intellectual property, copyright, and trademark
* selling online
The goal is that everyone will leave with at least a basic understanding of these areas.

In addition, attendees will be given:
* a handout of the key takeaways summarised for their future use
* a short list of recommended accountants and solicitors for game devs
* a set of bookkeeping templates on Google Sheets, suitable for keeping track of their accounts and VAT returns on an ongoing basis.

We'll break for lunch and there is a small coffee shop in the building, or several eating options nearby in Temple Bar.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCD, has achieved 2 (of the 3) exams from the Irish Tax Institute towards the Chartered Tax Adviser qualification, and has extensive experience working in accounts payable/receivable and bookkeeping roles in various companies.
He founded RetroNeo Games in 2015 and is working on Sons of Sol, the studio's first commercial release.
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