Legal Aspects to Starting a Business
Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to start? Confused by all the different types of entities you could form for your business and wondering which type will be best? This class will address:
• How to Effectively work with your Attorney (and save $$$ doing it)
• Choice of Entity & Documents Required
• Minimizing Liability
• Assumed Names (Doing Business As)
• Financing the Business – loans, angels & VC’s
• Intellectual Property –
→ Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets & Patents
Prestented by Terry Traveland of Traveland Law.
Terry Traveland has been practicing law since 1994 as an experienced corporate, mergers & acquisitions and securities law attorney. She provides advice to entrepreneurs on a broad range of issues including, business formation and planning, employment law, protection of intellectual property, purchases and sales of businesses, commercial transactions and contracts, loans and leases, and non-profit corporations.
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A partnership program of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Bill Priest Campus of El Centro College, a division of the Dallas County Community College District. Funded in part through Cooperative Agreement # 9-603001-0046-22 with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. It is the policy of the Dallas County Community College District and Collin College that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to those individuals with disabilities, as well as to clients with limited English proficiency, who request such accommodations in advance.
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Since 1989, the Collin Small Business Development Center has been a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, Collin College and the State of Texas.Through this collaboration, one-on-one, confidential business consulting is provided at no charge. Low or no cost workshops and seminars are scheduled on topics that are essential to business success.