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Business Planning & Structure Seminar

November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$20 – $25

Are you thinking about starting a new business?

Do you already have a business that is growing?

Is your business structure best positioned to protect your assets and interests?

This informative seminar is designed for you.

Key take-aways include:

  • Fundamentals of starting a business in MA
  • The importance of a business plan
  • Why businesses fail
  • Access to capital and lines of credit
  • Business structure options, including sole proprietorship, LLC, Limited Partnership, corporation as well as liability and tax risks for each one
  • Separating business from personal
  • Specifying ownership of assets
  • Filing with the state and corporate dissolutions
  • Handling payroll and retirement plans
  • New tax law
  • Filing requirements, vehicles, home office, sales tax and withholdings
  • Business and general liability
  • Cyber security
  • Contractual exposure
  • Employee handbooks and benefits such as IRAs, Roths, SEPs and solo 401ks

Moderated by Rita Schiano with our Expert panelists including:

Padgett D. Berthiaume, Attorney at Law

Brenda M. Bianculli, CPA

Richard S. Cheney, Regional Director Massachusetts Small Business Development Ctr.

Dennis A. McCurdy, CIC, CFP®

Cost and RSVP:

$20 per person for members and affiliates, $25 per person for non-members.

Light refreshments and cash bar included.

Please RSVP by noon on Monday, November 26.

Call 508-347-2761 or email


November 28, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$20 – $25
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Chamber of Central MA South
(508) 347-2761


Chamber of Central Mass South
380 Main St.
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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