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Workshop: Business 101 for Game Devs

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm


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, running on Saturday July 8th in FilmBase, Temple Bar.

Tickets will be available at 11am on Friday June 2nd from EventBrite at €40.
There are 20 places on the workshop.

The workshop is aimed primarily at game developers, however, since the law is supposedly 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 and be able to stay compliant with the laws, as well as understand the best approaches to save themselves time and money:

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.

See you there!

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.


July 8
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Kevin Murphy


Curved Street, Temple Bar
Dublin, D2 Ireland
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