Neighborhood Small Business Legal Workshop: Eastside
14600 Mack Avenue Detroit, MI 48215
FORMING YOUR FOR-PROFIT, NONPROFIT, OR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE & COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENTS: CONTRACTS THAT HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION AND COMMUNITY
Want to start or more effectively operate a community organization, small business, or social enterprise? Both public and private community benefits agreements (“CBAs”) can position your organization to equitably benefit from redevelopment. This presentation provides easy to understand explanations of confusing legal topics for people looking to better their community through business. The presentation will start with a general overview of different entities for those looking to start an organization. It will then focus in on CBAs and how community benefits tools can maximize the positive economic, social, and communal impact on your organization.
Topics covered will include:
• Entities 101 – What is an entity, and which entity is right for you?
• Social Enterprises 101 – How can you benefit your community and make money?
• Public and Private Community Benefits Agreements : What is a community benefits agreement? What is the process for creating a community benefits agreement – in Detroit, Flint, and beyond?