Most businesses are unaware of the legal issues businesses can face at the outset. Often it is simple mistakes or omitted steps that jeopardize a company's future. Areas covered during this webinar include: foundational decisions, financial projections, intellectual property, record-keeping, fundraising preparation, employee versus contractor decisions, and entity types.
Mary Juetten, founder and CEO of Traklight, has dedicated her more-than-25-year career to helping businesses achieve and protect their success. Specializing in leading companies in transition or start-up phases and helping them create sustainable, operational, and financial growth, Mary wants entrepreneurs and businesses to have Fortune 500 style software solutions! Using her extensive education including Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State, as well as her US and Canadian accounting and public accountant certifications, Mary created the only self-guided software platform that creates your custom intellectual property (IP) strategy plus assesses business risk. Mary is an international writer, speaker, and mentor, and co-chairs the Arizona Technology Council’s Law and Technology committee. She previously represented entrepreneurs on the Board of the Crowdfunding Investment Regulatory Advocates and is currently on the Emerging Enterprise Committee of the Licensing Executives Society. Mary recently created Evolve Law, a sales and marketing channel for Traklight and speaks internationally on change and technology adoption in the legal industry.
Peter Thorsson leads Business Development work for Palo Alto Software, maker of LivePlan, where he crafts strategic partnerships that help entrepreneurs succeed. Peter has also started and sold a successful business with revenues over $1MM, directed Strategic Partnerships for Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, organized local Startup Weekend events, and judged business competitions for Rice, Princeton, Notre Dame, and others. As a volunteer, Peter is the President of the Board of Directors for Committed Partners for Youth in Lane County, formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He has also mentored individual local youth and local small businesses.
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