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Breaking Barriers: A Legal Series for Small Business Owners

October 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - November 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

LCCRSF and collaborating partners are excited to share a new legal webinar series in October 2023 aimed to reduce the barriers for immigrant-owned businesses in the SF Bay Area.

10/17 at 4pm: Worker-Owned Cooperatives: A great option for undocumented entrepreneurs (English/Spanish/Cantonese/Vietnamese)

In this presentation we will explain why worker cooperatives are a great option for entrepreneurs without work authorization. We will explain what worker cooperatives are and how they work. We will also talk about some of the obstacles folks without work authorization face when it comes to employment law and how worker cooperatives can offer ways to work around those obstacles. Lastly, we will talk about some specific things to keep in mind while setting up a worker cooperative with folks who do not have work authorization.

10/18 at 4pm: Choosing Your Business Structure (English/Spanish/Cantonese/Vietnamese)

Need help understanding how to choose your business structure? In this webinar we will share considerations for choosing a legal entity for immigrant business owners.

10/18 at 6pm: ITINs: Who needs them? How do I apply? *Spanish Only*
Learn the importance of being up to date with your tax responsibilities by processing the Individual Identification Number for Tax Payers (ITIN). Solve all your doubts with Brenda Gonzalez, tax expert, all the benefits that the ITIN can provide you in your tax return, as well as what it is, how you can process it, why it is necessary and all the documentation you need to start the process.

10/19 at 4pm: Know Your Rights: Commercial Lease (English/Spanish/Cantonese/Vietnamese)

Join this empowering webinar to better understand your commercial tenant rights. This webinar will help you understand your written lease and showcase the best practices when negotiating your lease. This webinar will be offered in English/Spanish/Cantonese/Vietnamese.

10/23 at 4pm: How to Start A Business with ITIN *Spanish Only*

Starting a business can be challenging, especially for non-citizens. While starting a business can seem out of reach for immigrants, it is not impossible. This workshop will focus on how it is possible for ITIN holders to start a business, and the different business forms available to immigrant business owners. ITIN holders will also learn the necessary steps to start a business and pitfalls to avoid.

10/24 at 4pm: Tax Implications for Immigrant Businesses (English/Spanish/Cantonese/Vietnamese)

This webinar will discuss tax implications for immigrant owned businesses. The webinar will have information from the IRS about ITIN and EIN. Additionally, we will have a tax attorney available to answer questions.

10/25 at 4pm: How to Make Your Business ADA Compliant (English/Spanish/Cantonese/Vietnamese)

Learn about keeping your business compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). This webinar will teach small business owners how to be prepared when facing an ADA lawsuit

10/26 at 4pm: Accessing Capital as an ITIN Holder (English/Spanish)

Join us for a webinar featuring a distinguished panel. In this insightful session, our panelists will provide expert perspectives and share valuable insights on various aspects of banking, finance, and the evolving financial landscape specifically for ITIN holders.

11/2 at 4pm: Virtual Small Business Legal Clinic

Need business law advice? We can help! Join the LSE Virtual Legal Clinic for a one hour consultation with a volunteer attorney. Interpretation will be available. Registration in advance is required. Spots are limited.