Events

Small Business Start-Up Workshop – March 27

(Note: This class was previously scheduled for March 20th. The class date is now Friday March 27th!)

Do I fit the entrepreneurial model? What business organization format is best for me? Smarting a business involves some common sense steps, including determining what product(s) or service(s) will be sold. Other steps also include performing market research, investigating your insurance options, determining your pricing strategy, and many more key steps.

Small Business Start-Up Workshop
Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center
Friday Evening Class

Come learn about the expertise available to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from one of the largest management assistance programs serving small businesses in the United States. DMSBDC assists start-up and existing businesses to expand and remain competitive in the complex marketplace and ever-changing global economy. This session will provide participants with information on the in-depth management and technical assistance provided by the North Texas SBDC Network throughout the 49 counties in northeast Texas. Our mission is to accelerate the economy by helping entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses.

Presenter: Judith Collins, Senior Business Advisor; Dallas Metropolitan SBDC

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On-line registration is required 48 hours prior to attending this class. Please register by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. No on-site registration will be available.
Refund Policy: Request for refund must be submitted to Eventbrite by Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Request for refund will not be accepted after this date.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

Small Business Start-Up Workshop – Friday, March 27, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Bill J. Priest Center Small Business Innovation Center
1402 Corinth Street, Suite # 1534
Dallas, TX  75215

Cost: $30

For more info or to reserve your space at the workshop:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-start-up-workshop-friday-march-27-2020-tickets-80569610875

Starting A New Business? Legal Do’s, Don’ts and Matters to Consider – March 26

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Starting A New Business? Legal Do’s, Don’ts and Matters to Consider
Thursday, March 26, 2020

No cost / No fee

 

Starting A New Business? Legal Do’s, Don’ts and Matters to Consider – Thursday, March 26, 2020
Bill J. Priest – Small Business Innovation Center | 1402 Corinth Street | Suite # 1534 | Dallas, TX 75215
Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CT)

 

This workshop will discuss various business entity structures, how to choose the best structure for your circumstances, how to start a business entity, business operating agreements, trade restraints, intellectual property and employment considerations, and typical business contracts.

 

Presenter: Jacob N. Pollack, Attorney

Jacob N. Pollack ( https://www.bellnunnally.com/jacob-n-pollack )is a Partner at the law firm of Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP. Jake’s practice primarily focuses on sophisticated estate planning, family-owned business transactions, and estate and trust litigation. Jake assists clients in protecting their assets and business interests, preparing for death, disability and financial crisis, avoiding unnecessary taxation, and maximizing business and financial opportunities.

Jake’s practice includes:
* Wills, Trusts & Estates
* Wealth Preservation & Legacy Planning
* Estate & Trust Litigation
* Probate & Estate Administration
* Business Formation, Administration & Transactions
* Business Succession Planning

Founded in 1980, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP ( https://www.bellnunnally.com/ ) is a premier full-service law firm located in the heart of Dallas, Texas. With over 60 attorneys, we are recognized among the 25 largest firms in North Texas, and among the 60 largest firms in Texas.

Providing transactional and litigation services to a national and international client base ranging from start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Bell Nunnally has attorneys experienced in a full range of business matters including litigation, real estate, commercial finance, corporate and securities, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, healthcare, immigration, intellectual property, appellate, entertainment, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, tax, and white collar criminal and regulatory defense.

 
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On-line registration is required 48 hours prior to attending this class. Seating capacity is limited. Please register by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020. Your name must be on the registration list to attend this class. No on-site registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starting-a-new-business-legal-dos-donts-and-matters-to-consider-thursday-march-26-2020-tickets-80738159007

Starting A New Business? Legal Do’s, Don’ts and Matters to Consider
Thursday, March 26, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CT)
Bill J. Priest Small Business Innovation Center
1402 Corinth Street, Suite # 1534
Dallas, TX 75215
NO FEE

Credit Counseling Service – March 24

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Credit Counseling Service
Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 6:00 PM

NO FEE

 

Description:
This workshop will teach you the importance of credit, how credit scores are calculated and how to improve your scores as outlined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Learn how to dispute in-accurate and misleading negative items the factual and legal way. Find out what happens behind the doors of the private billion-dollar sectors known as the credit bureaus.
If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions below, you can’t afford to miss this workshop!

  • Have you been denied for a loan (auto, home, business, credit card or personal)?
  • Do you have high interest rates?
  • Looking to purchase a home or auto?
  • Want lower insurance premiums?

 

Presenter: Kissena Sheets

Chief Executive Officer
Back Office Credit Solutions LLC
https://backofficecreditsolutions.com/

Back Office Credit Solutions LLC is a Certified Credit Restoration and Financial Education Company located in Dallas Fort Worth. We are dedicated to helping consumers and business owners with credit issues achieve credit worthiness through legal, moral and ethical processes as governed by the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA).

“Back Office Credit Solutions LLC developed out of my 15 years as Vice President in banking. I witnessed where a loan would have been life changing for my clients, but could not be approved due to adverse credit. I wanted to use my knowledge and experience to make a difference, to change the outcome, and create a strategy for generational wealth.”

 

Credit Counseling Service – Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Bill J. Priest – Small Business Innovation Center
1402 Corinth Street | Suite # 1534 | Dallas, TX 75215
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)

$25.00

On-line registration is required 48 business hours prior to attending this class. Please register by 4:00 p.m. on March 21, 2020. Your name must be on the registration list to attend this class. No on-site registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/credit-counseling-service-tuesday-march-24-2020-tickets-80731346631

Legal Preparation for Small Businesses: The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Employees – March 19

Legal Preparation for Small Businesses: The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Employees in Today’s Workplace
Thursday, March 19, 2020

No cost / No fee

 

Legal Preparation for Small Businesses: The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Employees in Today’s Workplace – Thursday, March 19, 2020
Bill J. Priest – Small Business Innovation Center | 1402 Corinth Street | Suite # 1534 | Dallas, TX 75215
Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CDT)

 

This class surveys strategies for organizing your business to create an environment for your employees to succeed and grow; and in turn, help you maximize productivity.

 

Presenter: Sonja McGill, Attorney

Sonja J. McGill is Partner at Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP (https://www.bellnunnally.com/).

Sonja has extensive experience as a trial attorney in all phases of employment law, labor law, and commercial litigation. Sonja provides strategic advice and counsel on a broad range of employment issues, including recruiting, hiring, employee relations, discipline and terminations, internal investigations, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, labor relations, EEO compliance, contingent worker issues, and business-based immigration.

Sonja is a seasoned mediator and negotiator, and has recently been selected to become an arbitrator for American Arbitration Association. Additionally, she regularly gives presentations and seminars on employment law training programs for companies’ HR and management departments and assists with formulating and revising HR policies.

Before re-entering private practice, Sonja served as in-house counsel for HMS Holdings, Inc. and J.C. Penney Corporation. Sonja has successfully tried multiple labor and employment claims throughout the U.S. in state court, federal court, and arbitrations as the lead trial attorney throughout her career.

 

On-line registration is required 48 hours prior to attending this class. Please register by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020. Your name must be on the registration list to attend this class. No on-site registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legal-preparation-for-small-businesses-the-dos-and-donts-of-managing-employees-in-todays-workplace-tickets-80566433371

Legal Preparation for Small Businesses: The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Employees in Today’s Workplace
Thursday, March 19, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
Bill J. Priest Small Business Innovation Center
1402 Corinth Street, Suite # 1534
Dallas, TX 75215
No Fee

Orientation – March 6, 2020

Learn how the services of the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center can assist starting or growing your business.

Orientation – Friday, March 6, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A few of the topics included are:

  • What it takes to be an entrepreneur
  • Financing your business
  • Developing a business plan

Please register by 4:00 p.m., March 3, 2020.

Presenter: Leslie Connally, Senior Business Advisor, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC

 

Orientation – Friday, February 7, 2020
Bill J. Priest – Small Business Innovation Center
1402 Corinth Street | Suite # 1534 | Dallas, TX 75215
Friday, March 6, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)

FREE / NO COST

On-line registration is required 48 hours prior to attending this class. Seating capacity is limited. Please register by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Your name must be on the registration list to attend this class. No on-site registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

For more information and to reserve your space, please visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orientation-friday-march-6-2020-tickets-80559548779

Legal Preparation for Small Businesses: Workplace Culture (a.k.a. Employment Law 101) – Feb 27

Employment Law 101 Training

Legal Preparation for Small Businesses: Workplace Culture: a.k.a. Employment Law 101
Thursday, February 27, 2020

No cost / No fee

 

Legal Preparation for Small Businesses: Legal Preparation for Small Businesses: Workplace Culture: a.k.a. Employment Law 101 – Thursday, February 27, 2020
Bill J. Priest – Small Business Innovation Center | 1402 Corinth Street | Suite # 1534 | Dallas, TX 75215
Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CDT)

 

This class provides an overview of the various federal laws impacting the workplace and how they might impact your relationship with your employees.

 

Presenter: Sonja McGill, Attorney

Sonja J. McGill is Partner at Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP (https://www.bellnunnally.com/).

Sonja has extensive experience as a trial attorney in all phases of employment law, labor law, and commercial litigation. Sonja provides strategic advice and counsel on a broad range of employment issues, including recruiting, hiring, employee relations, discipline and terminations, internal investigations, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, labor relations, EEO compliance, contingent worker issues, and business-based immigration.

Sonja is a seasoned mediator and negotiator, and has recently been selected to become an arbitrator for American Arbitration Association. Additionally, she regularly gives presentations and seminars on employment law training programs for companies’ HR and management departments and assists with formulating and revising HR policies.

Before re-entering private practice, Sonja served as in-house counsel for HMS Holdings, Inc. and J.C. Penney Corporation. Sonja has successfully tried multiple labor and employment claims throughout the U.S. in state court, federal court, and arbitrations as the lead trial attorney throughout her career.

 

On-line registration is required 48 hours prior to attending this class. Please register by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020. Your name must be on the registration list to attend this class. No on-site registration will be available.

Disclaimer: The DCCCD, North Texas SBDC, Dallas Metropolitan SBDC, partners, associates, employees and the instructor of this session do not provide legal advice. The information provided in this workshop is not intended to be a substitute for advice from an attorney.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legal-preparation-for-small-businesses-workplace-culture-aka-employment-law-101-thursday-february-tickets-80125917777

Legal Preparation for Small Businesses: Workplace Culture: a.k.a. Employment Law 101
Thursday, February 27, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Bill J. Priest Small Business Innovation Center
1402 Corinth Street, Suite # 1534
Dallas, TX 75215
No Fee