The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar entitled, “Choosing Your Legal Structure,” on Tuesday, September 13, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in Room 3021 at the HCC Regional High Technology Center.

Which legal structure is best for your business:  Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, S-Corporation, LLC? Choosing the right business entity is one of the most important decisions to make when starting a business. Participants will walk away with a basic understanding of the benefits and disadvantages, and legal and tax implications of each.         

Chase Wells of M. Chase Wells, PLLC is the presenter. He serves Haywood, Jackson, Swain, and Macon counties. Wells practices in Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Business Law, Foreclosure, Elder law and Estates, and Family Law.  

The “Choosing Your Legal Structure” seminar is part of the Business Startup Series. Do you have an idea for a business? Does your business need to grow? The Small Business Startup series is for you! Geared toward early stage entrepreneurs and those looking to start a business, the FREE series is comprised of the top eight pillars critical to the successful foundation of a business. Each session will feature Industry experts to walk you through each topic in detail. Attendees are welcome to attend a single session of interest or the entire series. 

Additional Seminars in the Business Startup Series include: 

Financing Your Business, September 15, 5-7 pm

How to Find Your Customers, September 20, 6-9 pm

How to Write a Business Plan, September 22, 5:30-8:30 pm

Basics of Bookkeeping, September 27, 6-9 pm

Marketing Your Business, September 29, 6-9 pm

Your Small Business Taxes, October 11, 3-5 pm

How to Price Your Product or Service, October 18, 6-9 pm

Visit or call 828.627.4512 for additional information or to register today. Thinking about starting a business in Haywood County or growing an existing business? Take advantage of the programs, services and resources provided by the Small Business Center. The NC Community College’s Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of more than 600 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90% of all NC Counties each year, helping to create and retain nearly 3,000 jobs annually.