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SETTING UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Starting a business is an exciting, yet challenging adventure. This Tuesday night workshop is all about helping you understand each decision for your business. Each week, the discussion will be based around a different step on the journey to opening your business.
Organized by Kristy Cook, Principal Attorney at Mod Law Firm, www.modlawfirm.com and Katie Lawson, Principal Attorney at The Law Offices of Katie Lawson, www.klawsonlaw.com
Every other week will bring a new topic and speakers to help you on your way.
****UPDATE: For the month of March, these classes will be held remotely through ZOOM. Link will be given by email.
INSTRUCTORS: KRISTY COOK & KATIE LAWSON
6 WEEKS / TUESDAY NIGHTS
STARTING 3/3/20, 6:30-8PM
$50 ALL COURSES / $10 EACH CLASS IN ADVANCE / $15 EACH CLASS AT THE DOOR
SIGN UP FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS SERIES
ENTITY AND INSURANCE SELECTION FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd / 6:30-8pm
One of the most important decisions a business owner can make in the beginning of that adventure is the type of legal structure they should use for their new business and the insurance coverage necessary to effectively protect that business. The first part of this workshop will teach you about the types of business entities that exist, why you would choose one over the other, how the choice of entity can impact a business owner’s liability exposure, and what is needed to create and maintain a business entity to ensure it remains in good standing in the state of North Carolina. During the second part of the workshop you will learn about the types of insurance coverage available to small businesses and best practices for selecting a policy that fits your business’ needs.
CONTRACTS AND EMPLOYMENT TIPS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
TUESDAY, MARCH 17th / 6:30-8pm
Contracts and employment law can feel confusing and impossible to understand for small business owners, but understanding both are essential to running and growing a successful small business. The first part of this workshop will focus on helping small business owners understand why contracts are necessary in business and how to read and understand key provisions in contracts, with a focus on independent contractor agreements. For the second part of the workshop, we will discuss the difference between 1099 contractors and employees, and the key legal requirements triggered when small businesses hire their first employee.
MARKETING TIPS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
TUESDAY, MARCH 31st / 6:30-8pm
Topics include website design, CRMs, Social media, other advertising methods
PROTECT YOUR BRAND! INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TIPS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
TUESDAY, APRIL 14th / 6:30-8pm
Protecting your unique business name, your invention, or other confidential information of your business could be a matter of your business’ success or failure. This workshop is designed to help small business owners better understand their intellectual property rights in their business, and when, why, and how they would want to take steps to protect them from others who try to use or copy their intellectual property. Protecting the intellectual property rights is just as important to small businesses as large businesses, and this workshop will show you why.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
TUESDAY, APRIL 28th / 6:30-8pm
SMALL BUSINESS TAXES
TUESDAY, MAY 12th / 6:30-8pm
Small business taxes can feel confusing and unpleasant to navigate. This workshop is designed to help small business owners better understand how to meet their federal, state, and local tax obligations so they can stay in good legal standing in North Carolina.
SPEAKERS FOR THE SERIES:
Whether big or small, Kristy serves her for-profit business clients and her non-profit clients with passion and dedication, as an experienced advisor and advocate. Kristy developed her tireless work ethic at Drake Law School and Portland State University's Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, and has cultivated her deep commitment to assisting small businesses and nonprofits for the last decade of her career. Having worked in large and small organizations in the nonprofit, for-profit, and government sectors, she is well versed in the legal challenges such organizations face and she is passionate about providing legal solutions for small for-profit businesses and nonprofits so they are better positioned to focus their valuable time and energies on what's really important - their work.
KRISTY COOK, PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY AT MOD LAW FIRM, www.modlawfirm.com
Katie is a native of South Carolina where she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. After working as an assistant branch manager at a large corporate bank Katie decided to further her education by going to law school at North Carolina Central University and then her Master’s of Law in Taxation from the University Of Washington School of Law. Since 2008 Katie has focused her practice on tax and corporate law, having effectively defended her clients against both the IRS and the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Through her practice, Katie helps to create and grow small businesses to their full potential by placing a great emphasis on quality and respectability. She prides herself on providing tailor-made, targeted solutions for her client’s tax and corporate needs.
KATIE LAWSON, PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY AT THE LAW OFFICES OF KATIE LAWSON, www.klawsonlaw.com
Phitsamay “Sam” grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She attended college at Appalachian State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a concentration in marketing. Prior to her insurance career, Sam worked in retail banking and mortgage lending. She enjoys helping people and wanted a career that would allow her to cultivate lasting relationships. Sam has been an independent insurance agent since 2006. Being an independent agent allows her access to multiple carriers, thus helping individuals, families and businesses protect their assets by providing many insurance options. A comprehensive risk evaluation is key to helping her business clients achieve their goals and her consultative approach helps them navigate through the complexities of insurance.Sam and her husband Mark, live in Raleigh with two children Myles and Ellie. When Sam is not helping her clients, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family.
PHITSAMAY "SAM" COOK, THE INSURANCE PROS, www.insuranceprosonline.com
STARTING POEMS AND SEEING WHERE THEY GO
In this eight week course, we will focus on writing poems and following our drafts through several revisions in order to discover what the poem wants to be. We will focus on language, line breaks, the use of figurative language, the tools poets use to take their poems from first draft to final product. Each week a prompt for a poem will be supplied. Meeting times will be used to look at drafts from the previous week’s assignment, to look at poems contemporary published poets, and to look at revisions of earlier poems. It is my hope that you will end the session with a handful of finished poems and some drafts you want to keep working on. This class is designed to accommodate both beginners and those who have been writing for a while.
SIGN UP FOR THE POETRY WORKSHOP
INSTRUCTOR: AL MAGINNES
$250 / 8 WEEKS / MONDAY NIGHTS
STARTING 2/17/20, 6PM
10 STUDENTS MAX
Al Maginnes was born in Massachusetts and grew up in a number of states, mostly in the southeast. He has degrees in English and writing from East Carolina University and the University of Arkansas where he won two Peter Foundation Fellowships and the John Ciardi Award from the University of Arkansas Press. He has published seven full length collections of poems, most recently The Next Place (Iris Press, 2017) and four chapbooks. His essays and reviews have appeared widely, and he is music editor of Connotation Press, an online journal. A new collection, Sleeping Through the Graveyard Shift, will be published in spring of 2020. He is recently retired from full-time teaching and newly embarked on a career as a freelance writer-editor.
THE INSTRUCTOR: AL MAGINNES
Danielle Cooley is a Durham, NC native. She graduated from Campbell University with a BBA degree in Trust and Investment Management, and a Master's in Business Administration. After working for a large southeastern bank and a national broker/dealer, Danielle founded Lily Wealth Partners to provide her families and small business owners with personalized financial planning. Danielle specializes in holistic planning and investment management for small business owners, female executives, divorcees and families who dream of a comfortable retirement. She is also adept at socially conscious investing and the unique needs of the LGBTQ community. Danielle resides in Durham with her daughter, Holley, and volunteers with various organizations. Her burning desires are to help her clients reach their financial potentials and leave the world a better place.
DANIELLE COOLEY, CFP®, CRPS®, LILY WEALTH PARTNERS, www.linkedin.com/in/daniellecooley