The Highs and Lows to Starting Small
Hear personal stories from industry experts on the highs and lows of starting a small business. Gain tips for starting a successful small business and ask your burning questions on where to begin!
Presenter: Laura Wallace, owner, Worx Graphic Design
Laura is the Owner, Creative Director, and resident fire-starter at Worx. Author of Brandstarter and founder of The Green Couch Project™, Laura approaches each project with strategic vigor fueled by possibilities. She is a calculated risk-taker and industry notable who brings to the table an award-winning, nationally recognized creative mind that knows no bounds. She thrives on helping her clients, staff and creatives-in-the-making reach new heights – exceeding even their own expectations for success. She is happiest seeing others fulfill their dreams and takes great pride in helping them do so.
Presenter: Matthew Johnston, owner, Matthew S. Johnston, LLC
Matt Johnston (Mattthelawyer) is a small business attorney in Frederick. Matt helps potential business owners with a dream and a business plan or current business owners with more than 50 employees manage their legal needs by providing clear, understandable legal and business advice. Whether you need advice regarding business formation, employment law, contracts, copyright, or trademark law, Matt’s down-to-earth advice reflects his background in multiple industries and his business ownership experience as a partner in a physical products business. Matt is a frequent speaker for the Maryland Small Business Development Center, and has upcoming talks for the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce (April 9), SCORE, and other industry groups. His upcoming book “Better Business Relationships & Better Contracts: 6 Steps to Writing Your Contract, Your Way” seeks to empower business owners to improve their customer contracts by taking control of the contract process. www.mattthelawyer.com.