'Choosing Your Legal Structure' seminar is Feb. 28

By Haywood Community College | Feb 08, 2017

The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar entitled, “Choosing Your Legal Structure” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in room 3021 at the HCC Regional High Technology Center, 112 Industrial Park Drive, Waynesville.

Which legal structure is best for your business:  Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, S-Corporation, LLC? Choosing the right business entity is one of the most important decisions to make when starting a business. Participants will walk away with a basic understanding of the benefits and disadvantages, and legal and tax implications of each.

Chase Wells of M. Chase Wells, PLLC is the presenter. He serves Haywood, Jackson, Swain, and Macon counties. Wells practices in Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Business Law, Foreclosure, Elder law and Estates, and Family Law.

“Choosing Your Legal Structure” is part of the Business Startup Series. Geared toward early stage entrepreneurs and those looking to start a business, the free series is comprised of the top eight pillars critical to the successful foundation of a business. The sessions will feature industry experts to walk you through each topic in detail. Attendees are welcome to attend a single session of interest or the entire series.

Additional seminars in this series include:


“Your Small Business Taxes” will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

“Marketing Your Business” will be held on Thursday, March 16, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Visit SBC.Haywood.edu or call 828.627.4512 for additional information or to register today. Thinking about starting a business in Haywood County or growing an existing business? Take advantage of the programs, services, and resources provided by the Small Business Center. The NC Community College’s Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of more than 600 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90% of all NC Counties each year, helping to create and retain nearly 3,000 jobs annually.


Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission to provide accessible and affordable high-quality education, workforce training and lifelong learning. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, productive greenhouses, a dahlia garden, an orchard garden, working vegetable gardens and a rhododendron garden.