Season One: Episode Sixteen Legal and business considerations for entrepreneurs and business owners when seeking office space.

Episode Description: Kevin Chan (Fordham Law ’18) offers an overview of various legal and business considerations for entrepreneurs and new business owners who are looking for office space, including the legal differences between lease and license agreements, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and a walk-through of the process for each of these options.

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“In many cases the license provided through shared work spaces is a more cost-effective way to obtain office space. ” — Kevin Chan

“If you’re in the early stages of your business and are not ready to shoulder the high cost of a lease, a shared work space makes the most sense.” — Kevin Chan

“Make sure you think about your short-term and long-term business objectives.” — Kevin Chan

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