Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

New Food Business Start-Up Program Helps Launch Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

  Commonwealth Kitchen and the Economic Justice Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights have teamed up to launch a new Food Biz 101 class.  The ten-week series is taught by a dynamic range of industry experts, including pro bono attorneys from Goodwin, to guide aspiring entrepreneurs through the complex challenges associated with successfully

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Economic Justice Project Guest Blog: 7 Steps to Start Marketing Your New Business

7 Steps to Start Marketing Your New Business So you just started a business or are very close to launching one. Great! There are SO many details and tasks to handle when you’re a new business owner. One of them is getting the word out about your new business. How can you do this without

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Priya Lane Appointed New Director of the Belin Economic Justice Project, featured in Bay State Banner

  Priya A. Lane Appointed Director of LCCR’s Economic Justice Project The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCR) announced the appointment of Priya A. Lane as its Director of the Belin Economic Justice Project. She will oversee the organization’s work providing free business legal support to small minority-owned businesses across Massachusetts. The Belin Economic Justice Project (EJP)

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EJP Celebrates the 5th Season of the Create Your Own Job Seminar

Last Tuesday, April 14, the Lawyers’ Committee’s Economic Justice Project finished the 5th season of the Create Your Own Job Seminar. This semester we partnered with Roxbury Community College for the first time, as well as our longtime partner, Latham & Watkins. This 7-week Seminar is targeted to entrepreneurs who are looking to create their

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Legal Clinic with East Boston Neighborhood Business Institute

The Economic Justice Project was excited to partner with WilmerHale and the East Boston Neighborhood Business Institute on Wednesday, March 25 for a business legal clinic. A business legal clinic is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to speak one-on-one with an attorney about their discrete, business legal issues. There were 7 entrepreneurs receiving assistance on a range

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Catering Business Legal Workshop at Haley House Bakery Café

Last week on March 25, The Economic Justice Project partnered with the Haley House Bakery Café, Goodwin Proctor, and SkyLab to bring a tailored Catering Workshop to entrepreneurs and small business owners. This Catering Business Legal Workshop provided entrepreneurs and small business owners with the ABCs of opening and operating a new small business. At

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Connecting with Hyde Park & West Roxbury Business Owners

Last Thursday, March 19, the Economic Justice Project partnered with Foley Hoag, Hyde Park Main Streets, and West Roxbury Main Streets to provide a business legal workshop on entity formation. The workshop was led by Amanda Vendig and Patrick Connolly and attended by several small business owners, including a optical store owner, a shoe repair store owner,

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Highly Successful Collaboration in Chinatown

The Economic Justice Project was excited to partner with Ropes & Gray and the Asian American Civic Association again on Wednesday, February 25 for another business legal clinic. A business legal clinic is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to speak one-on-one with an attorney about their discrete business legal issues. After weeks of snowstorms causing us to reschedule

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Emily Taylor Presents for the Create Your Own Job Seminar

During week 6 of the Create Your Own Job Seminar, Emily Taylor, an associate from Latham & Watkins, presented on legal business basics. The presentation covered detailed information about the following topics: Entity formation, including liabilities, taxes, and formation considerations Employment basics, including the differences between employees and independent contractors, and Contracts, including general terms

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