Monday, June 18, 2018 from 8:45 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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Scibelli Enterprise Center 
1 Federal St, Bldg 101, 3rd Floor
Springfield, MA 01105

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Lynn Shedd, Client Services Coordinator 
MA Small Business Development Center - Western Regional Office 

Legal Primer for Small Business - June 18 2018 

Attorney Sarah K Willey, Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP will be conducting this Free workshop to review the legal principles to be considered when starting a business. This is helpful prior to the one-one private Legal Clinic.

This presentation will help you gain a better understanding of the core legal concepts impacting your business.


  • Choice of Entity – What does it mean to be a sole proprietor, partnership, limited liability company or corporation; which type is right for your business?
  • Employee v Independent Contractor – Avoiding the steep risks of misclassification -- the basics of determining whether you are hiring an employee or engaging an independent contractor.
  • Trademark, patent or copyright – What’s the difference, when and how you need to get one.


Please contact Lynn Shedd at the MSBDC office at 413-577-1768. The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (www.msbdc.org/wmass) provides free and confidential business advice to existing or prospective small business people. We also offer training seminars on a variety of topics, including starting a business, financial planning, government procurement, marketing, social media, and international trade assistance.

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CANCELLATION POLICY: As a courtesy to the Attorney volunteering for this workshop, please call us at 413.577.1768 or email us at msbdc@msbdc.umass.edu at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend.The MSBDC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a seminar due to insufficient

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