The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar titled, “Choosing Your Legal Structure,” Tuesday, February 20, 4:30-6:30 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.

“Choosing Your Legal Structure” is part of the Business Startup Series. 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. The sessions 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 this series includes:

“Basics of Bookkeeping” will be held Tuesday, February 27, 6-9:00 p.m.

“Financing Your Business” will be held Thursday, March 1, 6-9:00 p.m.

“Basics of Bookkeeping 2” will be held Tuesday, March 6, 6-9:00 p.m.

“How to Find Your Customers” will be held Tuesday, March 20, 6-9:00 p.m.

“Your Small Business Taxes” will be held Tuesday, April 3, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  

Visit SBC.Haywood.edu 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 facilitates an economic impact in 90 percent of all NC counties each year and ranks number one in the U.S. for total business seminars and participants. In addition, the network helps start an average of over 700 businesses every year and works to create and retain 3,800 jobs annually for North Carolina. Visit ncsbc.net for more information.