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Monday, September 24, 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 

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 ( 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.

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