LSBDC to hold seminar in Madisonville on selecting a business entity

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University and its partners are hosting a free seminar designed to help individuals select a business entity.
     The free seminar, titled “Selecting Your Business Entity,” will take place in Madisonville on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the St. Tammany Parish Library Madisonville Branch, located at1123 Main Street. Co-sponsors include SCORE Northshore, St. Tammany Parish Library, St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce and St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation.
     “When starting a new business, one of the most important decisions is choosing the entity the business will operate as,” said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center. “Key issues to consider in the decision include taxation, state law treatment, nature of the assets, transferability, estate planning, limiting liability, and retention of control.”
     Summers said the course provides a general overview of the different business forms, including the issues related to their formation, management, dissolution and taxation. Additional points of discussion include the necessary things one should do and avoid doing when starting a new business.
     Although there is no cost to attend, seating is only guaranteed for pre-registered attendees. To register or for more information, call (985) 549-3831. Online registration is also available at

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