FOX 8 News reports on Elon Law’s COVID-19 Small Business Response Initiative

A report by journalist Olivia Steen on June 23, 2020, featured the work of the law school's Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic, which is aiding local businesses and nonprofits through a grant from the City of Greensboro, the United Way of Greater Greensboro, and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

Allyson Parks, owner of Allyson the Color Genius, spoke with FOX 8 about the legal questions she encountered because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elon Law’s COVID-19 Small Business Response Initiative was featured in a June report by a regional news station that spoke with a client of the law school’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic on the ways the pandemic is impacting her work.

“Elon University provides free legal guidance for local businesses” by FOX 8 journalist Olivia Steen included interviews with local business owner Allyson Parks, business clinic practitioner-in-residence Daniel Lawall L’16, and current Elon Law student Evan Tarver L’20.

Tarver, who is working over the summer in the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic, spoke with the station via Zoom. He reflected on the fast-moving nature of pandemic regulations and how the clinic is constantly adapting to provide clients with real-time information.

“We could literally give a client some advice or just some help one hour, and then 30 minutes later check online with the DHHS to find out that… ‘OK, scratch what we just told you, we just received some updated information,'” he said.

A springtime grant from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund is helping the law school’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic operate the COVID-19 Small Business Response Initiative. The clinic anticipates serving up to 75 additional clients because of the grant.

Entrepreneurial businesses and nonprofits interested in services from Elon Law’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic should contact to schedule a consultation and to learn more about eligibility requirements. Please include “COVID-19” in the subject line of the email.