Business Start Up Bootcamp for Independent Contractors and Freelancers

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Business & Technology

Event Overview

How did you choose your profession? Did you pick a job that you thought would be easy? Or lucrative? Or glamorous? Or, did you pursue a career related to your interests and hobbies? Chances are, you didn’t base your decision on the latter—but you probably should have.

Learn the steps you need to take to turn your hobby into a business that can "hopefully" support your lifestyle and you will never work another day in your life. Take part in this business bootcamp that will get you on the right path to open the business of your dreams. This intensive 1 day session will give you much of the insight you need to organize and operate your business legally and efficiently. At the end of the session, you will have a plan for your business that you can begin to implement the same day.

***Please note: The cost of this bootcamp does not include any federal or state application/registration fees.  If you wish to file any of the documents created in the bootcamp, you will need to be prepared to pay fees to the appropriate government organization.  Fees are estimated to be between $500 and $600. 

Upcoming Dates: Friday, October 4, 2019

Session 1:
Business Law 101

Session 2: 
Legal Entity Formation

Session 3: 
Trademark and Copyright Law

Session 4:  
Legal/Operations Management Overview

During the session you will begin the application processes to form you entity, obtain your tax numbers, register your trademarks/copyrights and more.  This is more than a short overview of the law.  This is an intensive process to get your business set up properly.  

Participants who complete the bootcamp will receive a $200 discount on the corporation/LLC management kit for from The Law Offices of Florence E. Hardy to help ensure their business gets started off on the right off.

What to Bring

Laptop Computer, Notebook, Pens

What's Provided

Handouts may be provided

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B.B.A Howard University
M.B.A. DePaul University
J.D. The John Marshall Law School

A graduate of the John Marshall Law School, she has been a successful business consultant for over 5 years. She began working toward a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship. During this time, she worked within the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center as a Business Consultant. In this position, she created business plans, completed marketing studies, and provided financial analysis assistance to current and prospective business owners in the Chicagoland area. Her clients ranged from large retail distribution companies to small bed and breakfast clients.

Soon after, she began working for the City of Chicago in the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection as a Senior Business Consultant. In this position, she guided business owners through the licensing and compliance process. During her final year with the City, she focused solely on providing licensing assistance to liquor establishments throughout the city.

While working for the City of Chicago during the day, she began to take night classes at the John Marshall Law School (JMLS) to work toward a Juris Doctor degree in corporate, transactional and intellectual property law. Florence is also a Certified Mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago.

Florence has lived and studied in Chicago, Illinois, Washington, DC and Berlin, Germany.

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