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Sole Proprietorship or LLC: What's Best For Your Business?

Welcome to Freelancers Union SPARK!

We host meetups for freelancers by freelancers: We invite you to bring your expertise, questions, and elevator pitches to the table to workshop and discuss.

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month (and our Facebook group) to meet other entrepreneurs in the area, get inspired, and share tips on freelance issues.

November SPARK: Sole proprietorship or LLC–what’s best for your business?

When is the right time to incorporate? What are the tax implications of sole proprietorship? And what about liability?

For many freelancers, incorporation is a key step on the path to a full-time freelance career. This workshop will walk you through the basics of forming an LLC and what incorporation means for your business.

We’ll cover:

  • The benefits of forming an LLC

  • How your business structure affects your taxes

  • The right time to incorporate for your business

Please note this event is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have specific business or contract questions, please consult your legal advisor.


Guest Speakers

Katherine Britton

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Katherine Elvira Britton is an attorney with a broad range of experience in regulatory compliance, corporate training and presentation and focuses her law practice on privacy and data security law, complex civil litigation, employment and human resources counseling, and consumer protection. Katherine advises clients and trains management and employees on compliance with federal and state privacy and data security laws, best practices, and self-regulatory programs, specifically focusing on issues involving emerging technologies. She evaluates clients’ compliance with federal, state, and self-regulatory requirements relating to the storage, transfer, sharing, and disposal of customer personal information. Katherine reviews, drafts, and negotiates vendor/supplier contracts, technology transactions, services and consulting agreements, and licensing agreements. Additionally, she drafts privacy policies, social media policies, and terms of use agreements for websites and applications tailored to clients’ business practices and implements changes to existing policies to address current and future data collection and use. Katherine earned her J.D. in 2007 from The John Marshall Law School, where she was an editor for The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, and her B.A. in 2004 from Tulane University. Katherine is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Certified Privacy Manager, and is admitted to the bars in Illinois, the District of Columbia, and Texas.



$$ The event is FREE $$

There will also be time to network with other freelancers who may be able to offer tips you hadn’t considered before.

Regardless of industry, we all share similar experiences as independent business owners! We try to ensure everyone leaves with insights and connections that will help their business thrive.

Our meeting will be taking place at Capital Factory + The DEC facility located in the Centrum building on the corner of Oak Lawn Avenue and Cedar Springs Rd. (3102 Oak Lawn Dallas, TX 75219).

CENTRUM VISITOR PARKING

Enter through Welborn St labeled as VISITOR.

Visitors must enter their phone number to access parking, a phone number will be used to exit. Parking is $3 per hour ($12 maximum). DART bus routes 31, 39, and 409 will put you off right in front or near the Centrum depending on the route.


SCHEDULE:

6:30-7 -- Networking & Happy Hour

7-7:15 -- Introductions & Icebreakers

7:15-8 -- Group Event

8-8:30 -- Closing Remarks & Networking


SPARK is built on the premise that we’re stronger together than we are on our own.

Check out our Facebook group to swap jobs, resources, and meet other people who love their "boss!"  

The national conversation is live at #FreelanceSPARK. Join us in a whole bunch of cities across the country!

Find us on social media.

Facebook Page: Dallas Freelancers Union SPARK
Facebook Group: Dallas Freelancers Union SPARK
Instagram: @sparkdtx
Twitter: @sparkdtx
LinkedIn: Dallas Freelancers Union SPARK

Contact our event organizer Shawnee Leonard -- sparkdallastexas@gmail.com







Earlier Event: October 3
Project Scoping + Setting Your Rates