Freelancing 101: Business Entities

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Freelancing 101: Business Entities

How to decide which legal entity to register your business.

By Freelancers Hub

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Monday, April 17 · 3pm PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Choosing the right legal entity structure for your business can be challenging, especially when you’re focused on building your business and getting work done. Join us for a conversation about the different types of business structures in the U.S., how to choose the right one for your business, and how to easily register with the appropriate state or territory office. After this session, you’ll have the info you need to make a confident decision about how to set up your business so you can get back to work!

Key learning outcomes:

  • Learn about the different types of business structures in the U.S. and how to choose the right one for their business.
  • Learn about liability protection and the tax treatment for each major business entity.
  • Learn about how to set up and register the business entity with the state or territory office.

About the Instructors:

Dave Ugelow is a co-founder of Path and a New York-based attorney who has been practicing transactional and corporate law for over 10 years. Most recently, Dave was head of the Legal Team for a digital media company in NY called Group Nine Media where he oversaw the tools and processes to manage to the company’s freelancer workforce, among other responsibilities. Dave has advised many entrepreneurs and businesses at all different stages of growth. He also teaches a course at Brooklyn Law School on supporting growth stage companies and he is on the board of a nonprofit technology startup where he handles all legal matters for the business.

Todd Rabideau is a co-founder of Path and a senior financial analyst who has worked on Wall Street for over a decade. His specialty is leveraged finance, with a focus on the debt side, which includes everything from leveraged loans and high yield bonds to transaction structuring, CLOs, and bankruptcy and restructurings. Todd has also worked with many small business owners and entrepreneurs to consult on various financial, accounting, and tax topics. He has built financial forecasting models for businesses, helped entrepreneurs build out their accounting practices, and, more recently, has been working in the crypto space, helping a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) with their financials.

Todd and Dave founded Path to provide better support for freelancers and small business owners.

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