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A Journey Through Business Formation

May 29 @ 10:30 am EDT


About the event


This business formation webinar is tailored to help entrepreneurs and business owners thoroughly understand the advantages and disadvantages of each entity type (sole proprietor, LLC, s-corp.) from legal separate entities, tax reporting structures, non-tax paying entities, liabilities, asset protection, and more.

In today’s competitive market, choosing the right business entity is more than just a procedural step; it’s a strategic decision that impacts every aspect of your operations and long-term success.

The need for this webinar arose from observing how frequently new business owners navigate the initial setup phase without a clear understanding of the implications of their choices. The structure you choose affects not only your liability and tax obligations but also your ability to manage everyday operational tasks effectively. Each entity type comes with its unique requirements and benefits, and understanding these can be the difference between flourishing and floundering.

Additionally, we will cover essential topics such as government and state registration, agreements, permits, and business insurance.

Whether you’re starting a new venture or looking to improve an existing business, join us to learn how to establish your business on a strong and compliant foundation.

The Webinar Covers:

  • Business Structures Explained: Dive deep into the pros and cons of different business structures -LLC, Corporation, Partnership, and more. Understand which fits your vision and why.
  • Registration Simplified: Navigate the maze of registration & filing with ease. We’ll guide you through government, state, and local requirements, ensuring nothing is missed.
  • Permits and Agreements: An overview on permits and licenses for specific industries, and key contractual agreements to safeguard your business operations and legal interests.
  • Business Insurance Decoded: Learn about the must-have insurances that protect your business assets and how to choose the right coverage.

About the Instructor: Sonia Burke

Hi! My name is Sonia Burke and I have over 20-years’ experience spanning the nonprofit and private sectors, mastering the intricacies of business operations, development, and formation. As a certified business consultant, I bring a wealth of knowledge and a hands-on approach to navigating the challenges of business growth and strategy.

Professional Milestones:

Entrepreneur: In 2000, My career began with an entrepreneurial venture in catering, followed by real estate, a nonprofit organization, and a consultancy company.

Corporate: At Disney Studios, I served as the Lead Client Service Specialist in the Cinema Partnership Department for 12-years. Additionally, I spent three years as the Director of Partnerships at the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, where I further developed my expertise in fostering business and community alliances.

Expertise: My experience encompasses business formation, development, operations, marketing, sales, fundraising, event planning, and forging strategic partnerships, offering a 360-degree perspective on business success.

Certified: Accredited by the AASBC, my consultancy practice is built on a foundation of recognized standards and practices, ensuring you receive expert advice tailored to your business needs.



May 29
10:30 am EDT
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