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Financial Planning for Your Business

From: Sasha
Sent on: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:18 PM
Hi there,

We've got a great workshop for you this month, Financial Planning for Business Owners. Yes, this is that boring but super-important stuff you need to know to make your business financially stable and protected from risk.

Our speaker is a financial advisor and a serial entrepreneur. She will cover:
- Business Insurance
- Tax Planning for the Self-Employed
- Incorporating a Sole Proprietorship
- Advantages of 401k plan for individual business owners
- Can I get disability insurance if I'm self-employed?

Speaker: Jadine Wong of Waddell and Reed is a Financial Advisor. She has been working in the financial industry for the past 8 years and started five different companies. She has managed individual portfolios along with creating retirement plans for small businesses.

Light refreshments will be served.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sandbox Suites,[masked]th St., San Francisco
Tickets: $10 online and $15 at the door; free for Sandbox members
RSVP: Financial Planning for Business Own?

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