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Free legal counsel! Attending this Power Hour with leave you with all of your legal questions answered from the attorneys at Husch Blackwell.

About Husch Blackwell:

Husch Blackwell has built their law firm around one idea: to lead their clients from where they are to where they want to be. Their industry-centric approach gives them a deep understanding of what their clients face every day. But more than that, it creates a shared vision that moves their clients forward.

Free, virtual and open to the community! Register here.

Power Hours Agenda

  • Introductions, 10 minutes – Who you are, what you’re working on (in 30 seconds)
  • Lightning Round, 10 minutes – List your top 2 questions or challenges where you’d like help or feedback (in
  • Discussion & Q&A, 45 minutes – Mentor facilitates discussion about questions and challenges
  • Open “Office Hours” for Individual Needs, 45 minutes – Follow up on feedback, ideas

How to Prepare
A succinct introduction to you + your business
Top 3 challenges and goals
The next best lead I need is… (what introduction, resource, connection, etc would be helpful to you today?)

About Power Hours at The Commons

Power Hours are weekly group sessions where entrepreneurs meet with some of the most well-respected entrepreneurs, subject-matter experts, and professionals in the region. These volunteer mentors share their entrepreneurial insights and provide feedback on startups, products or services, industries, or fledgling ideas.

It’s not a pitch event. Power Hours volunteers are here to help entrepreneurs navigate the entrepreneurial journey. It’s a chance for entrepreneurs to ask for feedback and advice that can help them meet their business challenges and goals.

Power Hours are held weekly at The Commons on Champa and are free and open to the entrepreneurial public. All participants are highly encouraged to attend the one-time Commons Community 101 to learn more about local entrepreneurial resources and best practices in building mentor relationships.

Open to the entrepreneurial public. Registration required.

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