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Press Release for Thursday, October 1, 2009

UNF Hosts Entrepreneur Law School Workshop


Joanna Norris, Assistant Director

Department of Media Relations and Events

(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 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, 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. For the first time ever, 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,” says 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 collecting money, avoiding bankruptcy, worker’s compensation, non-compete agreements and 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.