Wed, October 5, 2022 2:00 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center
Parkway Central Library
Running a business can be exciting and empowering, while at the same time creating fear and anxiety. With so much to worry about as a new entrepreneur, how can you take advantage of new opportunities without making a catastrophic mistake?
During this in person and virtual workshop, Zane Johnson, Managing Attorney of MZA Legal, will provide an overview of the legal considerations that new entrepreneurs should keep in mind when starting their business. Topics covered include:
- Choosing the Right Entity: LLC or something else?
- Obtaining the Proper Licenses for Your Business
- Creating Contracts
- General Tax Responsibilities
- The Difference Between an Independent Contractor and Employee
- Trademarks, Copyright and Other Forms of Intellectual Property
Attend this webinar and learn how to keep your business legal!
This session will be offered both in-person as well as virtually! Advanced registration is required. Please click here to register for the virtual Zoom session. Zoom meeting information will be emailed upon registration. Please click here to register for the in-person session in the BRIC. Can't make the live class? All registrants will receive a link to the recording within 48 hours of the session.
Zane Johnson is the Founder and Managing Attorney of MZA Legal, a Black-owned, virtual law firm empowering Philadelphia’s next generation of entrepreneurs. Zane helps new entrepreneurs build a solid foundation for their business so they can avoid catastrophic mistakes and build generational legacies. His mission is to build a firm that empowers everyday people to do extraordinary things, while pushing the boundaries of innovation and design in the profession.
Zane is a believer in the power of community and the importance of giving back. He’s volunteered on the boards of numerous nonprofits including YEAH Philly, with whom he partnered to launch the Empowered Youth Entrepreneurs Project (EYE Project) – a small business program for teen and young adult entrepreneurs in West Philadelphia. He has also worked as a conflict resolution workshop facilitator for justice involved youth with the Good Shepherd Mediation Program in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, October 5 | 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Hybrid (In Person & Virtual)
Ground Floor｜Business Resource and Innovation Center｜Parkway Central Library