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Free seminar in Haverhill for local businesses

On Thursday 15th October 2009, from 9.00am until 12.30pm, Paul Donno & Co Ltd and Nat West Bank Haverhill will be hosting a free workshop for local businesses at the Falcon Suite, Days Inn, Haverhill.

 The workshop will explore the benefits of Sage 50 Accounts 2010 and offer information on the different types of funding and bank facilities that are available to businesses in the current economic climate.

 Launched in August Sage 50 Accounts 2010 is the latest version of the market leading accountancy software for SMEs. Paul Donno & Co Ltd has worked closely with Sage for over fifteen years and is the only accountant in the local area accredited by Sage to sell, install and provide training on Sage 50 Accounts, Sage Payroll and ACT!

 Paul Donno will be joined by June Horne, from Sage (UK) Ltd, who will explain the real business benefits that can be achieved by using the software and demonstrate how some of the features work. June will look at the improved usability of the 2010 version; the ability to automatically raise credit notes; Sage Pay - which facilities e-commerce and online payment of invoices; and online VAT submissions at the touch of a button.

 “Sage 50 Accounts already has some great features” explains Paul. “As well as looking at the latest version we will also demonstrate some of the useful tools from previous releases including integration with the Microsoft Office suite, debt management and credit control, reporting and budgeting. 

 Personally I think one of the biggest benefits of Sage 50 Accounts 2010 is the way it handles online submission of VAT. From April next year companies with a turnover over £100,000 and those that are newly VAT registered will have to submit their VAT Return online and pay their VAT electronically. Sage 50 Accounts is accredited by HMRC and this latest version makes it even easier to comply with the new HMRC regulations.” 

 John Rolls and Trevor Walker from Nat West will discuss how to obtain business funding in these challenging times. Their presentation will be practical and informative. They aim to dispel the myths surrounding initiatives such as the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) and explain the criteria and application process for the different types of funding that are available.  

 Trevor Walker, Business Manager for NatWest comments,” The banks have been highly criticised for starving businesses of credit over the last year. By participating in this type of event we are hoping to help businesses understand what is available and what they need to do to access it. Our aim is to provide valuable information for companies regardless of who they bank with or what accountancy software they currently use.”  

 To book your place or find out more information please contact Sandra Imrie on 01787 281688 or email

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