Why Small Businesses Need Attorneys
Updated: Feb 5
Most small business owners take no issue with hiring accountants, insurance agents, advertising and marketing consultants and the like when they first open shop. These resources are both obvious and essential. What may be overlooked, however, is just how integral an attorney’s services are to a small business’ successful establishment, smooth course of operations, and financial longevity. The need for legal consultation may fluctuate throughout the life of each business, but it’s imperative to have access to a knowledgeable attorney.
Start off right
An attorney will ensure the legalities surrounding your business are looked into, resolved and don’t pose a threat to the viability of your operations. Addressing potential legal issues early on is priceless. Business owners don’t want to wait to earn income, and we understand this. Yet nothing safeguards your bank account more than doing it right in the first place. Getting “straight” to business without an attorney’s assistance in navigating the legal requirements, and then contacting an attorney only after a major issue pops up “out of nowhere” creates disastrous, expensive and time-consuming results that could easily be avoided. What’s the old adage… “It’s like stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime.”
How do we help small business owners?
We know how to interpret industry regulations and changing laws to make sure you avail yourself of the protections that your LLC or corporation has to offer. You set up a business because you want to be shielded from personal liability, right? The stork doesn’t just bring that security to you. You must earn it by following the law.
This is where we come into play. A business attorney can advise you on all types of business legal issues, soup to nuts. We’ll tell you what type of legal entity to choose, how to correctly onboard and offboard employees, the legal ramifications of using independent contractor agreements, and help you draft and negotiate contracts of all types that are in your best interests. If you are uncertain about the legal consequences that may result from your business endeavors, you can just call and ask! We are here for you.
Our goal is to become essential by providing you with excellent service and earning your trust. Each transaction with your attorney should be about building a better, stronger and more individualized relationship. The more we know you and your specific needs the better and more efficient we become with our legal advice. It’s through this familiarity that a beneficial relationship is created, so don’t shy away from expecting a great deal from us. That’s why we’re here. We want to add value to your business, and want you to succeed.
What does this mean?
We’ll ask for your cooperation and honesty because we can only help if we have all the information needed to properly take action. Oh, and a word about action, please consult with us before taking action that may have legal ramifications for your business. Let the firefighters put out the fires, and let us prevent them from occurring in the first place.
In conclusion, if you’re a small business owner, a business attorney is a consistent resource to utilize throughout the life of your business. An attorney is a necessary element to protect your business’ short and long-term interests and will save you time and money. Think of us as an essential and welcomed cost of doing business, rather than as an unneeded expense related to repairing problems.