Forming a Business Entity

You’re working and hustling as a creative professional. Forming a business entity can provide critical legal protections, as well as an important layer of professionalism. But where to start? What to pick? What else is needed? This training will cover the difference between various business entity options, such as a sole proprietorship, LLC and S-corporation, and the steps necessary to set one up in Colorado. It will also cover other business liability protections and the checklist of other things you should have in place.

Speaker Bio:

Jeffrey Pote

This webinar will be led by Jeffrey Pote, Founder & Managing Member at Pote Law Firm. Pote Law Firm is a public benefit law firm for creative & social entrepreneurs and startups, providing transactional legal services with a focus on building long-lasting relationships and developing business potential.

Meredith Badler

Meredith (she/her/hers) has been at Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) since July 2013 and enjoys making a positive impact through creativity and community partnerships every single day. Meredith oversees all of CBCA’s programs, including the Leadership Arts leadership development program and alumni activities, Colorado Attorneys for the Arts' pro bono legal referral service and workshops, monthly cultural events for CBCA members, quarterly Arts + Industry Forums, the annual Business for the Arts Awards and the biennial Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture. She also manages CBCA’s social media communications. Formerly, Meredith worked as a strategy consultant for the nonprofit and public sector at Corona Insights and in patron services for Curious Theatre Company. She received a B.A. in Comparative Literature and French Studies from Smith College. You can chuckle at her on stage at the Bovine Metropolis Theater and other local venues where she performs long-form improv comedy.

About CBCA

CBCA advances Colorado’s creative economy by connecting business and the arts. Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA), a CBCA program, is a pro bono legal referral service connecting limited-income artists and creative entities to volunteer attorneys.


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When & Where
Wed, Sep 9, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT