As a part of Small Business Week, we're excited to be kicking off the first workshop in our Seminar Series – "Must-Know Legalese – A Workshop for Retailers."
This is the first of many shop talk events we'll be hosting to give retailers access to community experts at a reasonable price in a collaborative environment.
Cost $33+/week for three weeks ($100) meeting every wednesday at 8:45-11am
Space is extremely limited at 20 people, so purchase your ticket right away!
A SPECIAL DISCOUNT of $15 OFF is available for Popuphood members and applicants (we will email you our VIP code).
We chose to work with Kiffanie because she guided us in our early formation and she is the master of speaking the language of legalese to creative people. She has experience leading workshops with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and you'll benefit from her expertise on topics like licenses and permits, hiring and firing, leases, offers of employment, and consignment agreements.
Part 1: Five Business Law Basics You Need To Know
Wednesday, June 12, 8:45-11 a.m.
1. The differences between sole proprietors, partnerships, LLCs, and corporations and which one might be right for your business.
2. How to plan an exit strategy.
3. What licenses and permits your business needs.
4. What to do when you need to hire or fire an employee.
5. How to protect your brand.
In the process, participants will work together in small groups to apply the concepts learned to their business and leave with a list of research tasks to assure that their business is all squared up.
Part 2: Is Signing this Contract a Good Business Decision?
Wednesday, June 19, 8:45-11 a.m.
This part will cover the basic contracts that small retailers will encounter and when signing them is a good business decision, including: leases, offers of employment, sales contracts, and consignment contracts. Contracts reviewed during this session will be provided to participants ahead of time. Participants will work together to understand the clauses of the contract and where these contracts might fail for their business. Participants will leave with a list of research tasks to determine what contracts are needed for their business.
Part 3: Help Me! Bringing It All Together
Wednesday, June 26, 8:45-11 a.m.
This part is designed by the participants. Participants will send questions in advance based on places they are getting stuck in their research tasks from Weeks 1 & 2. We'll work through these areas and help each other get unstuck.
You might want some coffee to tackle these legal issues! Come at 8:45 a.m. to get your fix and do a little networking before the session begins at 9 a.m. The formal part of the workshop will wrap around 10:30 or 10:45 for folks who need to open their shops at 11 a.m.
Please use the Plaza entrance to enter the building.
BART, bike, and handicap accessible.
Right outside the 12th Street BART Station (14th Street Plaza exit).
Near the free B shuttle line.
Photos by Sarah Filley (top) and Portraits to the People.