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Oh, the Stories We Could Tell

One of the happy charges of my new office as President of the Evansville Bar Association is to pen a President’s Message which appears on the front page of the EBA’s monthly member newsletter, the Summation.  The first article offered by the Association’s President typically is more personal, serving as an introduction to the background and individuality of the occupant of the office.  To read my “story” about becoming a lawyer and some of the things I think about, please click here.  I hope you enjoy it!

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Hobby to Business series coming to USI

Over the six decades beginning in 1948, the rate of self-employment in the United States fell steadily from a high of 18.5%, across all industries, to around 7% in the mid-2000s. Since 2008, however, there has been a significant restructuring of the economy. The percentage of Americans working for themselves jumped back up to 11% as of 2010, and is continuing to rise.

Have you been considering turning your sideline, or even a favorite hobby, into your primary business? If so, please consider attending the University of Southern Indiana’s From Hobby to Business Series. The Series kicks off this Wednesday evening, with a panel discussion featuring Dana M. Nelson, social media strategist with OutCloudBryan Bourdeau, USI instructor in business, and Doug Briody, attorney at law. We will be discussing what you need to know when thinking about making such a transition. Later sessions will focus on marketing and finance issues.

As always, if you are interested in started a business, it helps to seek out the input and advice of qualified, appropriate professionals, early on in the process. For more information, or to register, please click here.

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Season’s Greetings

Wishing you and yours all the blessings and joys of this Christmas season!

Please take a quick moment to enjoy this special video greeting card from me to you.

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

     — Doug

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