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Kean University Offers Workshop on Legal Aspects of Starting and Running a Small Business

The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will present a seminar, Legal Aspects of Starting and Running a Small Business, on Wednesday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at PNC Bank, located at 202 Park Avenue in Plainfield, N.J. Ample parking is located behind the bank on West Second Street.

This workshop, conducted by Louis Zambrio, Esq., of Olender Feldman, LLP, in Union, N.J., and New York City, will cover the numerous laws that affect the formation and operation of a small business. Included in his discussion, Zambrio will address topics such as local ordinances and zoning, permits and licenses, state and federal registrations, selecting the legal structure, business continuity planning and employment law.

This workshop is one of six seminars included in the Summer 2008 Small Business Certificate Series. Held from July 9 to August 20 at PNC Bank, the series features weekly workshops for aspiring business owners on a wide range of business topics, such as developing entrepreneurial skills, financing a small business, buying an existing business or franchise, and public speaking. Participants who attend at least four of the workshops received certificates recognizing their achievements.

Co-sponsors of the series include PNC Bank, The Union County Business Resource Center, SCORE®, The Incubator One-Stop Service in Plainfield, N.J.; City of Plainfield, N.J.; Plainfield, N.J., Chamber of Commerce; UCEDC; the U.S. Small Business Administration; and the Union County Workforce Investment Board.

There is a fee of $10 per person. Special arrangements for people with disabilities can be made upon request. Be sure to bring business cards and brochures for networking purposes.

For further information or to register for the workshop, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (908) 737-4220.