Quick (But Critical!) Tips for Startups + Small Businesses

Kegler Brown

The Women’s Collaborative at Kegler Brown invites you to join us for a seminar that will provide vital legal resources and strategies for key aspects of your business.

The “Lab” is excited to give back to the incredible community of women business owners and entrepreneurs with this brief, but informative session focused on startups and small businesses.

Our attorneys will discuss 6 important topics in 6 minutes each, all presented in a fun, fast-paced style.


Crafting an Effective IP Strategy
presented by Jessica Skelly

Jess will discuss why it’s important for every small business to consider developing an IP strategy, even a simple approach. She will provide an overview of key strategies to consider that help mitigate risk of infringement and strengthen brand protection as you open, operate, and grow your business, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Business Prenups – Not Important (Until They Are!)
presented by Molly Werhan

No one wants to think about the divorce before they’re even married, but even in business, “prenups” are essential to protecting both parties and avoiding conflict down the road. This session will provide a brief introduction of what to consider when entering into a business partnership, including how to handle disputes or the exit of an owner.

The Basics of Employee Law + Employee Relations
presented by Danielle Crane

Danielle will share best practices for how to treat your employees, no matter the size of your business. She will discuss the limitations of employment-at-will and tips for keeping effective and enforceable employment records.

When to Call Your Litigator: Not Just When You Get Sued!
presented by Maria Mariano Guthrie

Maria will discuss several circumstances in which you should consult a litigator, even if you’re not being sued. These examples will include occasions when you: receive a subpoena; aren’t getting paid; have a vendor who isn’t performing well; are thinking about withholding payment; have received a garnishment notice; and others.

Before You Sign That Lease...
presented by Erica L. Kaple

Erica will introduce you to a helpful tool, the “Tenant Lease Review Checklist,” and discuss key commercial lease terms that tenants should consider when they enter into lease negotiations.

Understanding Your Business Insurance Coverages + What to Do If You Have a Claim
presented by Rebecca Roderer Price

Rebecca will discuss general types of insurance coverage and their practical utility for small and growing businesses, including Commercial General Liability, Professional Liability, and Business Owners policies. Rebecca will also provide guidance on how to navigate an insurance claim.

Registration + Fee

Please register by Wednesday, October 19, by clicking the RSVP button below or by contacting Lindsey Dilsaver at [email protected] or (614) 462-5481.


Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
65 East State Street, Suite 1800
Columbus, OH 43215
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We will reimburse parking tickets from the Columbus Commons Underground Garage only, located at 191 S. 3rd Street. Directions to Underground Garage