Are you considering starting a business around software development? Do you have a great idea that you want to turn into a product and make lots of money? Are you already contracting and worry that you may not have all your legal and financial ducks in a row?
Being a web developer and an entrepreneur just seem to go hand and hand as it has never been more easy to bootstrap a business. It is amazing what we can accomplish with nothing more than a laptop and an internet connection! With that said, it is important to make sure that you have laid a proper legal and financial foundation so that you can focus on building great applications while staying protected.
Ryan Lloynd and John Skabelund are going to give us a tour of the components we need to consider when starting our business and the best way to implement them based on individual circumstances. Here are some of the things we will cover:
- Management and advisor team selection
- Formation – entity choice, taxes, exit planning, asset protection
- Product and assets – intellectual property (patents), branding, web domains (SEO), avoiding copyright infringement
- Buy/Sell agreements in partnerships – risk management
- Insurance on key people
Ryan is a professional in the financial planning space. His practice focuses on providing holistic financial planning for business owners, entrepreneurs, and successful professionals. His one on one approach with his clients allows him to build long lasting, trusting relationships over a life time by providing long term value. He seeks to help his clients express and prioritize their personal and financial goals and ensure that the highest level of financial security is achieved. It is his mission to know that once his clients have a secure foundation in place, their financial solutions may be strong enough and flexible enough to endure the constant changes life throws in our paths.
Prior to becoming an attorney, John Skabelund was an auditor and serial entrepreneur. Mr. Skabelund’s previous companies were in the real estate development, human resource consulting, and internet industries. His real world business experience, combined with his education, helps Mr. Skabelund understand the needs and pressures business owners face. This unique perspective allows him to address root causes to problems and develop innovative solutions.
November 26th, 2013
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
2625 W. Baseline Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85283-1056