Presentation by Attorney Given to Small Business Owners


Attorney Blake D. Lewis gave a presentation to the business start-up class of Communities Unlimited at Phillips Community College in DeWitt on Tuesday, April 11. Blake's presentation focused on the various legal entities that new small business owners might choose. 

The presentation was part of the final six-part workshop by Communities Unlimited, a community development financial institution (CDFI) that assists small businesses develop and grow.

"The participants were very engaged in Blake’s presentation and Communities Unlimited is very appreciative of the Friday Firm and Blake’s interest in providing Community Development Pro Bono services to rural entrepreneurs who are looking to invest in their community in the long-term, " said Sydney Pack of Communities Unlimited.

"Start-up businesses can sometimes overlook the legal protections and advantages that can make or break a business," said Blake. "A quick and inexpensive visit with a lawyer can help a new business owner have peace of mind and channel all of his or her energy into making the business a success."

The participants have plans to start businesses that range from a pizza cafe to business consulting to a coffee shop. "A lot of times entrepreneurs don’t realize they have access to professional resources like this and we appreciate the Friday Firm for providing these services in DeWitt, AR," said Deborah Temple of Communities Unlimited.

Blake is an associate in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. His practice focuses on taxation, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and real estate transactions.

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