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Starting a Business

Published on February 28th, 2020

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Are you thinking about starting a new business? Perhaps you are unsure about where you should begin, or you don’t know what kind of business structure is right for you. Whatever the case might be, you should consult a business lawyer in Melbourne, FL.

Although the entire lifespan of your business is important, the initial stages are delicate and particularly important. A business lawyer can provide you with advice on how you can protect your business, your rights, and your interests. Our law firm has provided legal services for years. Let us help you with your own strategy; call us today. 

The most effective way to ensure your business will thrive is by having a sound foundation for which you can build upon. A business lawyer can help you during the application process for a trademark, copyright, patent, or legal name. This process can ensure your ideas and creations are not reused or stolen by other parties. 

The Development Stage

Once you have brainstormed and know what business you are going to start, you will then need to begin the process of turning the idea into a reality. Most people will need guidance to make this happen. For example, if you are going to have a website, you might need a web developer. Or, if you are going to create a product, you might need to find the right manufacturer. Finding the right people can take ample amounts of time. Once you do find them, you should have a contract that lays out all of the terms of the project or assignment. A business lawyer can ensure everything is in the right place and satisfactory for all parties involved. 

Build the Right Team

Unless you are handling everything on your own, you will likely need to build a team. Each person in the team will have specific tasks and roles. You should ensure everyone in the team knows what your vision is, as well as have an understanding of what is expected of them. You might want to create an employee handbook that describes guidelines, rules, and other important elements your employees need to know about. Your business lawyer can review this and ensure all legalities are followed. 

The Location of the Business

Do you need an office or storefront? If so, there are many considerations such as the building codes, license requirements, city ordinances, amount of foot traffic, parking, accessibility, infrastructure, rent, utilities, insurance, and so forth. Your business lawyer can offer you guidance and advice to ensure you make the right choices. 

How a Business Lawyer Can Help You

Businesses are complex, and the more money and time invested, the more complicated things might get. Without a lawyer you could risk many things including losing everything you have built from the ground up. If this is not something you are ready for, having a business lawyer on your side is highly recommended. 

 


 

Thanks to Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, PLLC for their insight into business law.

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