How to Start Your Own Business
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How to Start Your Own Business

By Michael R. Liss

What does it take to start a business? Guts, yes. Luck, yes. Perseverance, yes. What are the legal aspects of starting your own business? Do you know what your lawyer should be doing so that you can help him, keep him on track, and keep costs down? An overview of all the important areas would be very helpful, and that is what I propose to cover in this article. Some businesses will require a few extra items, but this list of eleven will cover most business startups.




1. Sources of Capital

2. Incorporation

3. Tax

4. Books and Records

5. Shareholders Agreement

6. Trademark Registration

7. Real Estate Lease

8. Franchise Agreement

9. Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of a Business

10. Commercial Contracts and Equipment Leases

11. Employee Issues

Michael R. Liss is a business and franchise attorney working to help businesses start and succeed. He is a frequent instructor at area colleges on buying a business, franchising, financing, and the legal issues which business owners must know. He can be reached toll-free at 888/372-6529.

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