Free webinars by Sarah Holmes for small businesses

Keeping You Informed on the Latest Legal Topics

Throughout the year we host webinars covering a variety of legal and small business law topics. These webinars are free and open to the public. Below is a list of upcoming webinars we have planned.

Is Your Business Entity in Good Shape?
​In this session, we look at the business entity and whether it’s being properly maintained. In order to keep the protection of an LLC or corporation, certain formalities need to be followed. In this session, we’ll do a refresher on formalities and housekeeping to make sure your entity continues to protect.
How to Know When It’s Time for a Contract Tune Up
​When was the last time you looked into your business contracts? If it’s been a while, odds are you might have a provision or two that needs to be fine-tuned. In this session, we’ll go over the importance of periodically reviewing contracts to ensure yours are still in compliance and what things you may need to refresh.
Partnerships – Are We Still Good? Checking in On Partnership Agreements and When to Revisit
​In a business partnership, having a good understanding of the company’s structure, clearly defined roles for each partner, and formalized terms for decision-making is crucial to the success of the business. This is where your partnership agreement comes in. In this session, we talk about partnership agreements and the importance of knowing when to revisit the initial agreement laid out by the partners.
Trademarks and IP: Time to Take Stock of What’s Valuable in Your Business
​Copyright and trademarks enable you to earn recognition or financial benefit from the ideas, products, and entities you develop. Deciding what you want to protect and to what extent is up to you. However, not having defined intellectual property leaves your business open to public misuse, appropriation, or outright theft. We’ll talk about what kinds of IP your business might have and how to protect what matters in today’s session.
Employees – Do You Have Proper Employment Agreements in Place?
​An employee agreement is a document created for the purpose of laying out the rights, responsibilities, and obligations between an employer and employee during the employment period. In this session, we’ll go over the importance of this document and what things to include in your agreement.
Commercial Leases: Negotiating and Re-Negotiating Terms
​Unlike agreements for residential rentals, it’s common for a commercial lease to go through several rounds of negotiations between the tenants and owners to ensure that the contract fully suits everyone’s needs. We’ll be covering what kinds of things you’ll want to negotiate before signing a commercial lease and when you may need to re-negotiate the original lease terms.

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