News Release

Seminar for business startups

Monday, January 25, 2010

Corporate Education and Outreach (CEO) in the St. Cloud State University’s Center for Continuing Studies has partnered with LegalCOPRS and the Small Business Development Center for the Central Minnesota Region to offer a seminar on legal topics of interest for business startups. 

"We understand starting a business is hard, comes with a multitude of questions and is expensive," said Gail Ruhland CEO’s director of training. "Partnering with these agencies allows us to offer some assistance to startup businesses at a lower cost."  

The seminar "Legal Issues For Small Business Owners" will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Small Business Development Center at 616 Roosevelt Road, Suite 100 in St. Cloud. The seminar will provide information on the basics of contracts and leases and employment law and intellectual property law. 

The seminar will be taught by lawyers from three area law firms, Susan M. Kadlec of Rajkowski Hansmeier, Jacqueline M. Schuh from Gray Plant Mooty, and Tom Mathews from Hughes Mathews.   

The cost of attending the seminar is $49 for registration before February 12 and $59 after the 12th. Further information and registration forms are located on the Center for Continuing Studies website at www.stcloudstate.edu/continuingstudies/ceo/events.asp or by calling 320-308-4723 or email at ccs@stcloudstate.edu.

Corporate Education and Outreach provides professional development training to upgrade skills to stay competitive in today’s aggressive job market. Working with business, industry and non-profit organizations, they identify the training needs of the workforce. CEO also offers workshops and courses to help individuals expand their job skills, obtain certifications in various fields and earn Continuing Education Units.  

LegalCORPS assists low-income owners of small businesses and small nonprofit organizations by connecting them with free, high-quality legal services from volunteer lawyers. 

The Minnesota Small Business Development Center is a statewide network of centers that provides professional expertise and guidance to help small business owners flourish.

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