Jodie Woodruff on: Overcoming Legal or Liability Issues with Student-Run Businesses
“Overcoming the legal or liability issues of a student owning or running their own business is really an opportunity for a student and teacher to learn together.”– Jodie Woodruff

Jodie Woodruff

School: The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (The Met)

Type of School: Public - District

Location: Providence, RI

School Population: 838

Demographic: 66% minority students

% Free/reduced lunch program: 71%
Overcoming Legal or Liability Issues with Student-Run Businesses
  1. Talk with the district’s lawyer
  2. Partner with organizations that provide infrastructure for business development and banking.
  3. Discuss different types of businesses and their respective tax liabilities.
  4. Create a fundraising account for each student business.