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How the Law Impacts Your Small Business:
A Business Law Training Series for
Small Business Owners
This eight-part course is for existing small business owners, including sole proprietors, business partnerships, general managers and owners of LLCs. Participants will learn the basics of employment law, risk management, contracts, joint ventures and accounting from experienced business attor-neys of D.C.'s most prestigious law firms.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 "
How to Set Up Your Business"
This session will focus on when it is time to transition from a sole proprietorship to a corporation and the tax treatment of various types of corporations.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 "
Basics of Employment Law I"
This session will discuss the legal requirements of having employ-ees, including employee versus independent contractors; wage and hour laws; wage withholding; worker's compensation and unem-ployment insurance.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 "
Basics of Employment Law II"
This session will focus on hiring and firing employees; fair em-ployment laws; unemployment insurance; and OSHA compliance.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 "
What's in a Contract and Why"
This training session will discuss the basics of business contracts. It will review the major components of standard business con-tracts, why those provisions are in a contract, and what they mean to the business owner.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 "
This session will explain the implications of entering into a joint venture with another business; what a business should know about the other business before it enters into a joint venture and what the other business will want to know about you; also what provi-sions should be in any joint venture agreement and whether a business should consider a strategic merger.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 "
Basics of Government Contracts"
This session will discuss what additional responsibilities a business must take on when signing a business contract which is funded by the District of Columbia or Federal Governments, including per-forming in accordance with the terms of the contract, and the ad-ditional regulatory and recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 "
This session will deal with the basics of insurance coverage, in-cluding general liability, worker's compensation, directors and of-ficers insurance and business auto insurance. It will also discuss how to run a safe workplace; how to prevent a law suit and how to protect a business against potential litigation.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 "
Accounting and Fiscal Controls"
This session will focus on how to put together appropriate ac-counting and fiscal control methods to make certain your business run smoothly. It will also discuss implementing processes in order to streamline compliance.
Questions: Please contact the CED Project at the Pro Bono Program at 202-737-4700, ext. 3357 or DSLBD at 202-727-2241.
* Participants who successfully complete the course will be given a certificate of achievement by the sponsors, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, the D.C. Small Business Development Cen-ter Network and the D.C. Department of Small & Local Business Development.
Who should attend?
This course is geared to the existing small business owner, especially those in exist-ence longer than 2 years. This course is designed for sole proprietors, business partnerships, general managers and owners of LLC's.
Location: Winston & Strawn
1700 K Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20006-3817
(Farragut North or West Metro Station)
Cost: There is a one-time payment of $50 for materials.
Online Registration Link: http://www.dcbar.org/for_lawyers/events/event_Detail.cfm?eventCD=7522200&isPackage=0&showAllButtons=1
(Please note that you will be asked to create a free non-member account to complete online registrations.)
Winston & Strawn LLP
1700 K Street NW
(Farragut North Metro)
Washington DC 20006
- Lauren Paley 202-737-4700 x3357
- CLE Credit