How To Start A Business

An Entrepreneur's Legal Guide

How To Start A Business is about breaking down barriers for entrepreneurs. It is about clearing obstacles, creating connections, initiating positive change, and promoting opportunities.

It is about disrupting the status quo so that access to critical resources is expanded for bootstrapped entrepreneurs - especially legal resources.

Many entrepreneurs find themselves facing financial and legal hurdles that can deter them before they even begin. Others start, but are derailed by unexpected obstacles.

It is extremely frustrating to have a promising idea, but little to no capital to start a business. Those who are determined often find themselves reaching for their own wallets to finance their startup business.

The discovery that a reliable business attorney is a necessity may not be a dealbreaker, but it could lead to some pretty risky decisions. For instance, what do you if protecting intellectual property - e.g., patents and trademarks - is critical to your company’s success, but you are unable to afford a lawyer to help you file the registrations? Some people might decide to use standardized legal forms and do it themselves, only to learn costly mistakes later down the road.

How To Start A Business: An Entrepreneurs Legal Guide was written to help give you the tools that you need to successfully start and operate a new business. Whether you are starting a small company with few or no employees, or a medium-size business with a larger staff, there are things you will need to do that are common denominators for all. These tasks can be assembled under three general categories: (1) business decisions, (2) legal compliance, and (3) business-based legal decisions.

Some actions will be purely business decisions, such as creating a business plan or securing insurance coverage. Other responsibilities involve legal compliance, including adhering to employment law and environmental regulations. Some legal decisions will be based on financial and business considerations, such as what type of business entity you choose for incorporation or how you protect your proprietary information and intellectual property. The ride to building a business can be a bumpy one. But with the right instructions and reliable tools, you will be able to build your company without reinventing the wheel. 

Raad Ahmed
Founder & CEO LawTrades, Inc.