Starting a new business in the new year? We've compiled a few resources to help you get started, and hopefully point you in the right direction to a successful start to your new career!
According to the Small Business Association, they have compiled a list of the top 10 things you should be doing before and during the process of opening your new business:
Conduct Market Research
Make a Business Plan
Fund Your Business
Pick your Location
Choose a Structure
Choose a Name
Register Your Business
Get your federal and state tax ID's
Apply for licenses and Permits
Open a business bank account
Check out these steps in detail here: https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/10-steps-start-your-business
So how can an attorney help you with your new business venture?
The most common reasons for needing an attorney are:
Navigating the many forms and requirements of legal documents, like incorporation documents, that are involved.
Assurance the startup is being done right.
Enabling you to focus on other aspects of the business so you don't have to spend time learning the legal processes.
Support with specific tasks like trademarking your name, reviewing lease documents, discussing potential legal structures, and preparing incorporation forms.
Online legal form providers don't always do it right. Businesses aren't one-size-fits-all, so blanket legal documents don't always work.
For more information on starting your business off on the right foot, check out the IRS website for small businesses:
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