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C3 ED: An Intro to Social Entrepreneurship and the Virginia Benefit Corporation

  • Dominion Resources Innovation Center 200 Duncan Street Ashland, VA, 23005 United States (map)

So what does it mean to be a social entrepreneur in a purpose-driven economy?  What is a benefit corporation and how is it different from a regular corporation?  How many benefit corporations are there in Virginia today and what do they do?  Come hear the answers to these questions, learn about some exciting developments in the emerging area of social entrepreneurship, and get your questions answered by Eric Perkins.

Eric is a small business and nonprofit attorney with Perkins Law, PLLC.  For the past 20 years, he has helped entrepreneurs and business owners with all types of transactional and compliance matters, from start-up and acquisition stage through dissolution.  His clients range from restaurant owners to healthcare professionals to real estate syndicators to stand-up comedians and professional wrestlers. You may have read his articles in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond BizSense, or the Henrico Citizen, or you may have seen him interviewed on CBS, CNBC, or PBS talking about local merger and acquisitions or how he helped send his former boss to prison for 100 years as a corporate whistleblower.  Locally, he is a founding leader of the Virginia Franchise Forum and a business mentor with the GRCC’s Thrive network.  He is very active in the tennis community as a player, sponsor, high school tennis coach, and he currently serves as chair of the national Tennis Rules and Regulations Committee for the United States Tennis Association.

Free Event! Donations Welcome!

Pizza and Beverage provided.

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