Starting or running a business is a daunting task, fortunately there are many great resources out there to help.

Websites Score offers useful workshops, some of which are free, access to mentors counseling, and other tools to help small businesses. The Small Business Administration offers a wealth of resources and assistance to small businesses. DC Small Business Development Center provides free management and technical assistance and affordable training in all phases of business development to District of Columbia based small businesses. The Amber Foundation helps fund small businesses owned by women by awarding a grant each month to a woman owned business. The website also provides information on looking for and applying for grants.


Guerrilla Marketing Field Guide: 30 Powerful Battle Maneuvers For Non-Stop Momentum and Results. Jay Conrad Levinson and Jeannie Levinson. Practical marketing strategies that are inexpensive to implement. Check out other books by the authors as well.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Business Fail and What to Do About It. Michael Gerber. A great book to read if you’re thinking of starting a business, especially if you have the technical skills to run your business but not necessarily the business skills and know how.

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All. Jim Collins. In today’s economy this book offers excellent strategies for succeeding in spite of tumultuous times and an ever-changing environment. Though the author’s analysis is of big corporations the principles are useful and applicable to small businesses and start-ups. Check out Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make The Leap . . . Others Don’t by Jim Collins as well.

World Wide Rave: Creating Triggers That Get Millions of People to Spread Your Ideas and Share Your Stories. David Merman Scott. Strategies for creating an online buzz about your company or product that leads to profits.

Presentations by SJS Law Firm

Protecting Your Business in 2017 and Beyond This presentation covers some keys to remember as well what to expect in 2017 and beyond as it relates to employment laws, contracts, regulations, data privacy, and handling disputes.

It’s Too Late Baby, Now It’s Too Late: New Developments with the Notice/
Prejudice Rule in Late Notice Cases in Both Claims-Made and Occurrence

While courts have seemingly wrestled with late notice provisions for
decades, recent decisions from around the country raise new questions about
their scope. This panel will discuss the current status of case law on
notice provisions. The panel will focus on recent cases shifting the rules
governing late-notice provisions, including decisions addressing whether
the rule requiring insurers to be prejudiced by the alleged late notice
applies to certain claims-made policies. The panel will also explore cases
addressing whether notice provided to brokers is binding upon an insurer.