Press Release for Thursday, September 23, 2010

UNF Hosts Entrepreneur Law School Workshop

Joanna Norris

Associate Director for Public Relations

(904) 620-2102



Florida’s Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) will offer a one-day workshop, “The Entrepreneurs Law School: Be Informed, Reduce Your Risk,” from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the University Center on the University of North Florida campus.


The workshop is designed to assist business owners and prospective owners with the legal issues involved in running a business. All the legal advisors and professionals involved in corporate law will share their expertise to arm participants with the information they need to know.


“Gaining this amount of expertise and information in one place and for less than the cost of one hour of one of these experts’ time is an invaluable opportunity for start-up or established businesses,” said Beth Hallock, Mercantile Bank senior vice president and chair of the workshop committee.


The panel of professionals will cover topics that are especially relevant to small business owners from establishing the lawyer/client relationship to assembling a team of advisors to negotiate contracts as well as lawsuits and employment issues. Hands-on breakout sessions will cover surviving the recession, joint ventures, intellectual property, immigration and much more.


For workshop registration and information, visit or call (904) 620-2476. The Small Business Resource Network is a public-private partnership of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network, The Small Business Development Center at UNF, the State of Florida, the City of Jacksonville and member firms that serve small business.


The SBRN assists as an information resource to help connect small businesses with the professional expertise they need to achieve greater success. Members of the SBRN include experienced private-sector professionals in the fields of law, accounting, insurance, financing and management, business continuity planning, disaster preparedness and recovery, as well as non-profit organizations providing small business assistance and corporations serving small business.