Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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Tegan McKim
SCORE Palm Beach County
SCORE is proud to provide FREE counseling to thousands of entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs every month in the South Florida area. We offer information and assistance with regard to your existing business or your business idea.

Tax & Legal Implications of Starting a Business in Florida 

Set your business up the right way and minimize taxes and personal liability. Learn how to protect your assets.

Many new business owners don't spend enough time and planning to ensure they choose the right legal entity when formally setting up their business. As a result, they neglect to view the law and the tax system as avenues for potential success in their businesses and roadways away from potential pitfalls.  When a business owner understands legal and tax issues that affect his or her business, however, he or she may become more empowered to discover the paths to success in business. 

Join SCORE for an interactive workshop that will provide you with a wealth of information necessary to start or formalize your young or evolving business.  During the workshop, you will: 

  •  Learn which business entity may help you avoid personal liability in your business

  •  Discover which business entity may save you taxes

  •  Determine which business entity may protect your assets

  •  Understand which business entity may provide you with the most efficient management structure;

  •  Find out where to seek business law and tax advice

  •  Figure out how to pick a name for your business

  •  Gather information concerning necessary licenses, state and local taxes, minimum wage, and other regulations


Fee: $15


Richard Calcote, CPA, SCORE Mentor

Richard has over 40 years of experience as the senior financial officer for a number of national and multi-national corporations.  Most recently he served as the CFO for Hospice of Palm Beach County, one of the largest nonprofit hospice organizations in the country.

Richard has a degree in Economics from Tulane University, and also holds an MBA in Finance and a Masters Degree in Accounting.  He is a licensed Florida CPA, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.