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NEOEDD Offers Attorney Workshop for Small Business Owners

Are you a small-business owner who seeks basic legal information? Learn about the factors that you should be taking into account as you make decisions, including how to hire a professional service provider.

The workshops will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.:
• May 22: Cook Memorial Library Meeting Room, 2006 4th St. in La Grande
• May 23: HatchLab Baker, 2019 Main St. in Baker City
• May 31: Fishtrap, 400 E Grant St. in Enterprise
Thanks to a Community Development Block Grant through Wallowa County, these workshops are offered free of charge!

This workshop will include the following topics:
• Benefits and downsides of various legal structures: Sole Proprietorship, LLCs, S-Corporations, B-Corporations, Partnerships
• Liability and how legal structures may reduce risks, the relationship between legal structures and raising money through an equity offering, common mistakes new businesses make regarding structure choices
• Rules of thumb for businesses in different industries
• Trademarks and patents: what does a business need to know, when should they seek help?
• Employment law: wage and hour requirements and workplace protections
• Bylaws and operating agreements
• How to hire an attorney
Presenters are Wyatt S. Baum (La Grande and Baker City) and Sadie Kennedy (Enterprise). To register, call Kristy at NEOEDD, 541-426-3598 or 800-645-9454, or email at kristyathens@neoedd.org. Preference is made to people with low-to-moderate incomes; income verification will be required.