Small Business Owner
Today’s topic: The importance of legal counsel for a small business owner. When starting a small business, when managing a small business, when hiring key employees, when facing any state or government regulation including health care issues, when leasing space, when developing benefits, when dealing with customers and employees on sensitive issues, when one of the company vehicles is involved in a traffic accident, when dealing with tax issues, and when doing virtually anything within a small business, competent legal advice is essential for the success of the small business owner.
Many small businesses must start on a “shoestring” of available finances and may undertake personally the role of an attorney in hopes of saving money. My advice to you is to seek the services of affordable, high quality attorneys so as to avoid the high risks of legal issues down the road. If you seek out the advice of a small business development center in all likelihood they will give you the same advice. There are affordable alternatives and you can avoid the average $200 to $350 per hour cost of most business attorneys.
Have an attorney at your disposal-and save on legal expenses-with prepaid legal services. Tired of skyrocketing legal fees? You do have another option-prepaid legal plans.
Prepaid legal plans have been compared to HMOs because they offer certain basic services for a monthly fee. Prices range from as little as $10 a month to $70 or more; in return, an entrepreneur gets a package of services such as, say, unlimited phone consultation with a lawyer, review of three contracts per month, up to 10 debt collections per month and discounts on other legal services. Read more:
How to Hire an Attorney
Hiring a good lawyer is crucial to any successful business. Here’s everything you need to know about finding, interviewing and hiring the very best.
BY CLIFF ENNICO
There are two professionals every business will need early on: an accountant and a lawyer. The reasons for hiring an accountant are pretty obvious-you need someone to help you set up your “chart of accounts,” review your numbers periodically, and prepare all of your necessary federal, state and local tax returns. The reason for hiring a business attorney may not, however, be so apparent. A good business attorney will provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business, from basic zoning compliance and copyright and trademark advice to formal business incorporation and lawsuits and liability. First, some general rules about dealing with lawyers: Read more…
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I invite you to contact me for further information on any subject of interest to you.
Renegade Marketing Team
Small Business Consultant