CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners were in Chicopee Thursday morning learning how to protect and grow small businesses. The workshop was put on by the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce and focused on negotiating and understanding leases.
22News spoke with one aspiring business owner who wants to transition from employee to employer. Renee Carleen said, “I’m hoping to open a salon and spa. I’m trying to learn everything I can about the business aspect so I can be well prepared and hopefully successful.”
“A lease or a rental agreement is a contract. Very often people don’t understand all of the aspects of that contract and what the obligations are they’re committing themselves to,” said Stanley Szlachetka, a Chicopee Attorney.
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