Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM CST
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James E. Guinn Complex
1150 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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Jenny Day, SCORE Workshop Coordinator
Fort Worth - Chapter 120

  How to Form an LLC or Corporation in One Day

Did you know that the name of your LLC or Corporation must comply with the rules of your State's Corporation filing division of the Secretary of State's office?  Here's some things to consider.
Your business name cannot be the same as the name of another LLC or Corporation on file.
  • It must end with an LLC, Corporation, Inc., etc.
  • It cannot include certain words prohibited by the State, such as bank, insurance, trademark, Corporation or City (State rules differ on which words are prohibited).
While it seems as if filing the proper paperwork to establish your LLC or Corporation is a huge task, this workshop will give you the ins and outs on how to file for a Corporation or LLC and an EIN in Texas.  Best of all, we'll show you how to get approved in one day. Additionally, we will talk about legalities and liabilities of a DBA (Doing Business As), Corporation/LLC, and Partnerships. By the end of this workshop you will have a document that is ready to submit electronically to the State of Texas.

*Please bring your laptop or tablet to this workshop*

Workshop Fee $40

Presented by Collette Portis

Collette Portis is a certified SCORE mentor and volunteer. As the founder and owner of Destined Designs Business Solutions, Collette Portis coaches and consults with business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives teaching them how to expand and grow their businesses to ensure sustainability and build a lasting legacy.  She is a business coach and growth specialist with more than 20 years of experience in a diverse range of fields.  She is a certified trainer, facilitator, and skilled coach.  She has sharpened her ability to stretch the vision, mission, and goals of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs alike. She has an extensive educational background having earned her Bachelors in Business Management, Masters in Adult Education, and completing her Doctorate in Transformational Leadership. Collette Portis is the author of the G.O.A.L.I.E. (Grafting Objectives Around Longevity In Entrepreneurship).

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Cancellation Policy: 

If you need to cancel you must notify us via email 7 days prior to the workshop date. A confirmation of your cancellation will be sent once it is received. Calling the SCORE Fort Worth office is not acceptable for a cancellation notice. All no-shows or cancellations after 7 days will lose their paid workshop fees. 

All workshop fees must be paid in advance prior to workshop date. For security purposes we will not be able to accept payment for workshops at the door unless workshop is being held at James E. Guinn complex in Fort Worth, TX. 

CANCELLATION NOTICES MUST BE IN WRITING AND EMAILED to: Jenny Day at scorefw@gmail.com. Any other means of cancellation will not be accepted. 

SCORE is a resource partner with the SBA 

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years. Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 10,000 volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.