Unless you’re hiding a law degree somewhere, you’ll probably be in the market for some professional legal advice sooner rather than later.
To go along with the business-related complexities of entrepreneurship, the paperwork and legalese associated with starting a company will be enough to make your head spin.
You’ll need to tackle incorporation, intellectual property, even transactional paperwork before it’s all said and done. But with the right guidance, you can put all the complexity behind you.
Check out the videos below to learn how other entrepreneurs approach legalese, and get inspired for your own ventures.
Knowing when to incorporate
You want to start your business as soon as possible, but you should think about incorporating early on.
Finding specialized help
It’s never too early to find a great lawyer and a great tax consultant to help you build your business.
Some legalese is there to protect you. But if you see something odd or confusing, ask a lawyer for help.
Signing one-page agreements
Most business transactions are too complex to fit on one-page. Make sure you know what you’re signing before you sign anything.
Protecting your intellectual property
When outsourcing projects, make sure your business maintains all legal ownership of workproduct.
Reading the fine print
Don’t sign anything blind. Make sure you read all documents thoroughly, or find a lawyer to help.