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Creighton Law School Presents Small Business Workshop April 8th

A Community Economic Development (CED) Clinic is scheduled for Monday, April 8th at the Union Bank Community Room in Fairbury, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The workshop is free and is sponsored by the Nebraska Heritage Highway 136 Association and Main Street Consulting Group of Fairbury.

This free workshop is designed to educate entrepreneurs in the basics of setting up a small business, covering a variety of topics ranging from business entity selection, contracts, insurance, employee issues and intellectual property rights. The purpose of the workshop is for attendees to gain better understanding of the paperwork and governmental obligations associated with having and maintaining a micro-enterprise in Nebraska. “If you are thinking about starting a small business, or currently own a business with 5 or fewer employees, this workshop is for you,” according to business development specialist, Julie Katz.
The 2-hour workshop will be presented by Milo Alexander, Director of the Community Economic Development Clinic. Alexander is an Assistant Professor, and he serves as the Director of the Community Economic Development Clinic. Prof. Alexander has a long and distinguished career of public and community service. Prof. Alexander was the 2004 recipient of the Omaha Bar Association’s Robert M. Spire Public Service Award. In addition to supervising the Community Economic Development Clinic, he teaches a course in Community Economic Development Law.
The CED Clinic was created in 2005 by Creighton School of Law. Creighton’s Legal Clinics not only provide a much-needed service to the community, but also provide a “hands-on” learning environment for Creighton law students. “The typical CED Clinic micro-business client is pursuing self-employment as a way to become economically self-sufficient. Our clients are Nebraska micro-business owners, with five employees or less, who do not have access to or cannot afford legal services. We offer a full range of business law services; business planning, taxes, obtaining licenses and permits, designing contracts and dealing with employees and contractors,” according to Alexander.

Seating is limited and reservations can made by calling Main Street Consulting Group at 402.613.2064.
“The Community Economic Development Clinic is supported by grants from the U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Opportunity Grant and the  Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, through its University Centers Program.”

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