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Avoiding Legal Hazards When Starting a Small Business

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Teens , Adults

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Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, dreamers, and optimists. No mountain is too high or idea too wild for those with a can-do attitude and a sense of adventure. But, statistics show that 50% of new small businesses no longer exist after five years. Entrepreneurs face many legal challenges that make it hard to keep the doors open. Things like tax problems or badly-written contracts can distract business owners from focusing on clients and sales. Join us for a discussion of the most common legal issues that entrepreneurs face along with some practical tips for how to avoid them so you can focus on doing what you do best – growing your business. A free brunch will be served. This program is part of the Main Street 101: DMPL Small Business Workshops series sponsored by American Enterprise.


Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.