SE University: Legal and Finance Workshop for Entrepreneurs

What You Need to Know About the Legal and Financial Concerns in Starting Your Own Enterprise venture.

The 2016 statistics published by the Small Business Administration (SBA), state that about 78% of small business startups survive the first year; about half survive at least five years. Insufficient capital and poor management planning are contributors to not surviving.
Successful social ventures understand what it takes to make their enterprise(s) work. Open to ventures of all types (social enterprises, small business, nonprofits and community cooperatives) this workshop will focus on the how to’s related to the legal & financial side of running any type of business, including:

  • Identifying the costs to running your venture
  • Understanding cash flow
  • Pricing strategies
  • Staying financially in the black
  • The tax legalities
  • Working/ contracting with the right professionals
  • Choosing the right legal entity for your mission
  • Working/ contracting with the right professionals
  • Protecting your important processes, products and services
  • Navigating investors, funders, grant-makers and donors

You’ll have exclusive access to professionals, so come ready with questions!


Erin McClarty, Principal of Erin McClarty, PLLC, serves as legal counsel for social impact organizations where she marries her years as Corporate Counsel for Fortune 500 organizations with her years of board service, community work and training. Adept at strategic planning, capacity building, governance and legal compliance she writes about legal issues impacting nonprofits on Notations on Nonprofits and is currently working on a nonprofit formation book. Erin’s experience with nonprofits is long and varied. From serving on local governing and advisory boards, to chairing grants initiatives, community committees and serving on panels.

Anthony Pace has a rich blend of business experience earned within the nonprofit, private and public sectors. He has worked as the E.D. of the PLAN Fund, a microfinance organization targeted to moderate income small business owners, the North Texas Food Bank, consults to Non-Profits and small businesses and teaches Economics and Business at the High School level. He is a marketer by profession, holding various corporate marketing positions at Sprint and UPS and has worked in economic development at United Nations. Anthony holds a MBA (NYU) with a concentration in marketing and international business.

Register online and pay only $25 a 50% discount plus bring a friend to the workshop for free with our + 1 promotion*

Social Enterprise Alliance of North Texas is pleased to partner with The Grove to bring this workshop to downtown Dallas.

Where is the Grove? We are located in the 501 Elm Place building, on the NE corner of Houston & Elm directly across from the 6th Floor (JFK) Museum. Our entrance faces Elm Street. When you get to the building, take the elevator to 4th floor and we are suite 450. Feel free to call 469-COWORK1 for help.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please contact Tony at ap@paceSEconsulting.com

*To take advantage of 50% Plus 1 discount, simply register the first attendee online, and then send email with registrant’s name and name of 1 friend with their email to ap@paceSEconsulting.com