Fort Hays State University's Entrepreneurship Club will host a free informational seminar on business law at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in McCartney Hall, room 109, on the FHSU campus. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.
Dr. Richard Coffelt, Hays attorney, will speak about the legal aspects of starting a small business.
Coffelt graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in personal administration and a doctor's degree in jurisprudence. Coffelt has served as the attorney for the city of Hays and is past president of the Ellis County Bar Association.
" FHSU students have many innovative business ideas, but might not be familiar with the legal aspects of starting a business. It's essential that students have a basic understanding of business law," said Robert Lloyd, Clay Center graduate student and CEO of the Entrepreneurship Club.
Other topics such as small business financing will be featured in future seminars.
" There are many important issues, including business planning, financing and the law which students need to know. Our club wants to show students how to make their business dreams a reality."
The Entrepreneurship Club was founded in September 2004 and seeks to foster new business development by FHSU students. The club provides one-on-one business assistance, mentoring programs and networking opportunities for all FHSU students interested in starting and operating a business.