You are Invited to a Small Business Legal Seminar!
Tuesday, July 29th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Stop…In the Name of [Insert Name of Your Business Here]—Choosing and Using One or More Names for Your Small Business
At first glance, choosing (and using) a name for a new business might seem simple enough. However, the interplay between (1) the name under which an entity (such as a corporation) is created, (2) one or more assumed names, and (3) trademarks or service marks, is far from simple. For example, business owners sometimes mistakenly believe that they are free to use any name that the Texas Secretary of State allows them to register for a new entity. Other business owners mistakenly believe that making an assumed name filing with a county clerk grants them rights to use the name, or even that an assumed name protects them from others who might want to use the same name. Moreover, many people who are starting their own business aren’t aware of steps they might want to take before they invest in using a new name for their business. This class will not only help the business owner avoid these and similar mistakes, but will also equip the business owner with an understanding of how to use the name of the business, rather than their own name, when appropriate. This informational is presented by attorney Brent L. Vannoy. Brent has been licensed since 1995 and offices in downtown Houston, where he has been a shareholder with the firm of Johnson DeLuca Kurisky and Gould, PC since 2002.
Sonia Maldonado from the SBA will highlight how the Small Business Administration can help you and your small business grow!
What does SBA offer to small business owners? SBA offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes. The programs are many and varied, and the qualifications for each are specific. SBA can help guaranty a loan for you with a lender, third party lender, guarantee a bond, or help you find venture capital.
Understanding how SBA works is the first step towards receiving assistance. Whether you are just getting started or you are an existing business looking to expand, this free workshop will help you understand how the SBA can help you achieve your small business dreams!
Topics to be covered:
- Types of Business Names
- o “Corporate”
- o Assumed Names
- o Trademarks and Service Marks
- Common Law
- How to pick a name
- How to use a name
- Questions and Concerns Regarding Your Business
- How can the SBA help you and your small business grow
Limited seating is available, please register online or give us a call at 888-215-2373 ext. 1515 for additional information.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Please park your vehicle on the parking garage next to the bank.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring whatever material you need for this seminar. Feel free to bring a paper, pen, and other reference material that can enrich your experience within this seminar.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact Luis Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding the event. You can also reach him at 888-215-2373 ext. 1515 as well.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?No, there will be a sign in sheet where you will be checked in.
When & Where
Accion Texas Inc.
We're a small business lender that helps new and existing entrepreneurs successfully grow their businesses. Visit us online at www.acciontexas.org.