FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sharron Donnahoe (627 -4512)

Date: October 27, 2005

HCC to Offer Seminar on Legal Structure for Business

The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar entitled, "Choosing the Legal Form of Your Business" on Wednesday,

November 9, from 6-8 PM in the Student Center building on the HCC campus.. Before you enter the complex arena of business and the myriad of laws which influence your freedom of choice and mobility of action, you should first choose the legal structure for your business that will best suit your needs and the needs of your particular business. In selecting the legal structure for your business, you must ask yourself, "What are my alternatives?" This program will provide direction for start-ups as well as established business owners who are reviewing their business structure due to tax laws or availability of capital. Advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, chapter S corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) will be discussed. Attorney Jeffery Norris of Waynesville will be the presenter. To preregister for this free seminar, call the Small Business Center at 627-4512.