Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Caroline Z. Worley Cut Her Entrepreneurial Teeth in the Hardware Business

By: Erika M. Pryor
“Small businesses need a partner who understands that they face different obstacles and should be advised in a manner that is tailored to that specific business,” says Caroline Z. Worley, Esquire and owner of Worley Law LLC about her approach to helping small businesses face their legal challenges.
A Small Business Partner
Advising small businesses based on the business or entrepreneur’s individual need is one characteristic that separates Worley from other small business attorneys. She suggests that her experience as a small business owner provides her with the insight to understand the immediate and imperative legal needs of small business owners. Worley states, “I have developed a passion for working with small businesses on every level. I understand their daily challenges and the amount of sweat equity contributed to the business.”

Caroline Z. Worley’s passion for small business began long before her admission to the Ohio Bar Association in 1997. As a young girl, Worley’s entrepreneurial spirit was nurtured through her family’s hardware business.
“My parents taught me to follow my dreams and work hard at whatever task I'm facing,” she stated. It was the passion for small business that moved her to pursue her dream of opening her own legal practice. “I have always wanted to be different from other practicing attorneys. I decided to venture out on my own so that I could achieve this goal,” said Worley.
Prior to starting her own law practice, Worley was an Assistant Prosecutor at the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office. She specializes in a range of legal areas including: Entity Formation, Contract Negotiation, Independent Contractor Agreement, Collections, Trade Secrets and Employment Law.

Contributing to Small Business Development
At the “DEC Presents…Small Business Legal Clinic with Caroline Z. Worley,” January 21, 2010, attendees can learn more about these important legal topics. About her day-long workshop, Worley notes “I am excited about coming to the DEC. The entrepreneurs and business owners that volunteer their time offer invaluable and sound business advice. I feel fortunate to give back to the business community in this way. The “Small Business Legal Clinic,” features networking and breakfast (10:00am-10:30am) and sessions on the following topics: Creating A Legal Entity (10:30am-11:30am); lunch provided free courtesy BW3s (11:30am-12:45pm); Hiring employees vs. independent contractors (1:00pm-2:00pm); Drafting Legal Contracts and Agreements (2:15pm-3:15pm); and Intellectual Property Issues and the Internet (3:30pm-4:30pm). To register for this event and view the complete schedule see: http://www.meetup.com/techlifecolumbus/calendar/12019929/?a=fd_new_rsvp_multi_tl

Prioritizing Women Entrepreneurs
Worley also distinguishes herself by contributing to the continued development of women in the business community. She is an active member of the Ohio Department of Development, Women’s Roundtable, National Association of Women’s Business Owners, E-Women’s Network, and Awesome Women in Business Meetup.com group. Worley holds complimentary legal workshops and authors the monthly e-newsletter, “Women in Busines.” In her monthly publication, Worley gives free legal advice and highlights valuable resources. To learn more about Worley’s legal practice see: http://www.worleylawllc.com/. Additional information about Caroline's legal services for women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses can be found at: http://www.ohiowomeninbusiness.com/LeagalServices.php

To see Caroline's interview discussing small businesses on Good Day Columbus, Fox News, click HERE.


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