Small Business Podcast Archive
Podcast: Benefit Corporations - Positives & Misconceptions
Benefit corporations, like B Corps, are for-profit companies that meet certain standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. In essence, benefit corporations aspire to move beyond wealth creation for owners and shareholders, possibly to combat a social issue or to address a disadvantage community. Learn more on how benefit corporations are similar or different from other entities and the requirements for running one in DC. Join Darryl Maxwell, Assistant Director of D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, and Alicia Plerhoples, Director of the Social Enterprise & the Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown Law, for this podcast.
Podcast: Equity Investing for Small Businesses
Once you’ve started your business, family and friend circles are typically the first groups entrepreneurs will tap to raise funds. Once that capacity is met, business owners have interesting considerations to make. Check out this podcast with Darryl Maxwell, an Assistant Director at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, and Rami Turayhi, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery, as they discuss some of the pros and cons of Equity Financing.
Podcast: Government Contracting - Collaboration for Small Businesses
Small business owners, especially newer ones, are often looking to obtain that elusive first government contract, possibly with a local government entity or the federal government. Entrepreneurs should consider making that contract more attainable through collaborating with larger or similarly sized businesses. Join Darryl Maxwell of the Pro Bono Center, and Ken Brody, partner at David, Brody & Dondershine, LLP, as they chat about tips to make receiving government contracts a reality.
Podcast: Legal Checkups - Smart Practices for a Healthy Business
Managing the day to day operations of a small business can be a never ending set of tasks. One way to avoid getting overwhelmed is to get annual legal checkups. Check out this podcast with Darryl Maxwell, a Managing Attorney at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, and Shavon Smith, founder of The SJS Law Firm, PLLC, as they discuss the components of a successful legal checkup.
Podcast: Non-Disclosure Agreements
Join Darryl Maxwell, Assistant Director at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and Heather Batzel, Founder of Batzel Law PLLC, as they discuss best practices surrounding non-disclosure agreements. As an entrepreneur, you’ll want to check out this lively discussion before moving forward on any confidentiality agreements.
Small Business Program Podcast: So You Want to Hire Employees
This podcast discusses the differences between independent contractors and employees, hiring your first employees, and the major obligations and costs associated with having employees.