Brewer Business Session: Accounting, Legal, & Funding 101

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Upward Hartford

20 Church Street

17th Floor - Explore Room

Hartford, CT 06103

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Hartford's entrepreneurial hub is now offering a business workshop for CT's growing community of craft brewers!

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Upward Hartford is excited to announce a workshop for Connecticut's fast-growing craft brewer community!

Whether you're in the ideation phase of opening your dream brewery, or ready to ramp up your existing business's distribution efforts, this is the perfect session for any CT brewer!

On Tuesday, November 12th, join Upward's in-house legal experts start@Carmody, CPAs & Advisory gurus Mahoney Sabol, and Berkshire Bank for a panel discussion on the ins-and-outs of starting and/or scaling your Connecticut brewery.

Topics include:

LEGAL (Carmody Law)

  • Entity formation [To LLC, or Not to LLC? What’s the right entity for you?]
  • Agreements – business partners, vendors, etc. [Get the right agreements in place to manage the expectations of your business partners and vendors and protect against disruptive conflict.]
  • Employment issues [Are they independent contractors, employees, or just friends? And why does it matter?]
  • Intellectual property – copyrights, trademarks – what/how to protect [How do I protect my brand? What could possibly go wrong?]
  • Trade secrets (intersects with employment and intellectual property) – non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements [Protecting brew secrets]

ACCOUNTING (Mahoney Sabol)

  • Change in CT Tax Law Landscape [Sales and Use Tax, Beverages Tax]
  • Finding financing
  • Having good books and records to properly run your business
  • Hiring the right financial people around you to help you succeed
  • What to look for in an accountant

FUNDING (Berkshire Bank)

  • Cash Flow for inventory/supplies in the form of a line of credit
  • Loans for equipment
  • Loans to purchase and operate out of a facility

$10 ticket fee includes snacks & beverages...the good kind.

Cheers to moving Upward!

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Upward Hartford

20 Church Street

17th Floor - Explore Room

Hartford, CT 06103

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