Legal Perspective on Negotiating Business Documents with 3rd Parties – Montgomery County

  During this informative workshop we will discuss: The difference between a joint venture and a partnership. What are the fiduciary responsibilities of the parties in a business contract. How to avoid unnecessary risks as a business owner when negotiating a business arrangement. *Intended Audience: Start-up, Growth   About Our Speaker: Stephanie M. Smith, principal of SMS Global Advisors, has over 20 years’ experience representing real estate developers, business owners, and lenders to finance multi-family housing and mixed-use development projects financed with grants, tax credits, loans, and equity. Stephanie has been counsel to lenders, developers, and businesses; a mortgage underwriter for a state bond agency and CMBS lending institution; and a legal and tax policy advisor to several federal government agencies’ lending divisions. Stephanie is a frequent speaker and writer about tax credit financing and opportunity zone investing for a wide range audience to include commercial real estate agents, developers…

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Procurement Series #4: To Partner or Not to Partner? Benefits & Risks of Collaboration – Montgomery County

  Government contracting is trending toward larger requirements, which makes it challenging for small businesses to win. Discover how partnering with another company through joint ventures, teaming agreements, or contractor teaming arrangements can increase your chance of winning a contract. During this workshop we will address: Reasons to form a prime/subcontractor relationship Characteristics of a Teaming Agreement, Contractor Teaming Arrangement and Joint Venture Agreement Legal considerations when entering a partnership How the SBA’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program can assist you Expert speakers include: Karen Long, owner of Streamline Government Contracts, a professional contract execution and management firm. Ed Friedman, owner of The Law Offices of Edward A. Friedman, a law firm specializing in entrepreneurs and other individuals, and various  types of business entities, create, grow and maintain their businesses and interest. Brittany Gable from the SBA All Small Mentor-Protege program.   This is session #4 in our five-part procurement…

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ABCs of Starting a New Business – Montgomery County

Discover what it really takes to start your own business. Co-taught by a small business owner, an insurance agent, and a lawyer specializing in small business, this workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include: Advance Planning Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you Conducting market research Calculating start-up costs Build Your Business Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels Choosing a business name Marketing your business Building a support team Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations Insurance considerations when starting a business Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Start-Up   Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are accepted in our Montgomery county location (credit cards payment only).  Inclement Weather: MWBC Montgomery County follows Rockville City government closings. Delays…

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