CVWBC Workshop:Common Legal Mistakes EVERY Small Business Entrepreneur Should Watch Out For!

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley) – The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (CVWBC) will present a new workshop, “Common Legal Mistakes EVERY Small Business Entrepreneur Should Watch Out For!” This seminar will be offered twice, once on September 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; again September 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The workshops will be held at the CVWBC office at 77-806 Flora Road, Suite C, in Palm Desert.  The cost for the workshops is $15 with online registration; registrations must be completed by end of business of September 19.  To register online, visit the CVWBC website at For more information, call 760.345.9200.

This workshop will illustrate how to recognize common legal mistakes, and explore options to avoid the errors. Participants will receive a checklist of the next steps to take as an entrepreneur along with a list of legal resources.

A 1989 Graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Francine Ward is a business and intellectual property attorney, with a focus on copyrights, trademarks, publishing, business, and social media law. Her clients include small business owners and business entrepreneurs. Francine’s practice is designed to help them protect what’s theirs—their valuable content, products, and services as well as their brand and business structure.

The CVWBC is a program of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University San Bernardino in partnership with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  The CVWBC provides free business counseling, training, mentoring, and networking designed for entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on women in business or women who want to start a business. The Center’s programs and services are targeted to a diverse range of needs and skill levels to meet client needs, providing services both in English and Spanish.  In an effort to encourage entrepreneurship, CVWBC provides assistance to all persons, regardless of gender, and in spite of the inference of our name.

The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center is located at 77-806 Flora Road, Suite C in Palm Desert, with a satellite office at 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 106, Palm Desert.  For an appointment, information on the programs and services, 2011 Calendar of seminars and events or more information please contact Kim Scanlan at 760.345.9200, visit and register at

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