People who want to start their own business get excited at the prospect of being their own boss, seeing their ideas evolve into reality and earning large profits.

But ask yourself:

  • Do you have a good business plan? 
  • Is the necessary funding in place?
  • If a technology business, is your intellectual property protected?
  • Do you have a proper commercial space?
  • Do you have the proper business structure (sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation)?

An experienced business lawyer will prove to be valuable in guiding you through the many legal steps in the process. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any other member of our business law group for more information.

John S. Grant

Associate – Business Law Group

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