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Mistakes to avoid when starting a business

On Behalf of | Apr 13, 2016 | Business Law |

Starting a brand new business can be a risky venture, especially if you have never done it before. Did you know that 50% of small businesses fail within the first 5 years of operation? Thus, it’s important to do certain things to ensure that your business is a success. Today we’ll share some of our tips on how you can avoid common mistakes when starting a small business.

Make a business plan
The success of your business could be on the line. Having a solid business plan will give you a clear vision of your business goals so that you can stay on track. A good business plan will potentially attract potential investors, so make sure it is buttoned up.

Protect yourself and your business by incorporating
Some people can be put off by all the paperwork involved with incorporating a business, but do not avoid it. We have an attorney on staff that can help you incorporate your business in Wauwatosa, WI.

Business bank account
Make sure you start a business bank account. Never try and combine your business account with a personal account, and don’t use your business income to pay for personal expenses. It’s very important to keep thing separate.

Protect your assets
Some people will want to steal your ideas. You want to protect your business ideas with things such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks. We also have attorneys on our staff in Wauwatosa, WI that can help you protect your business assets.

Business contracts
Safeguard and protect your business with written and signed contracts. Sometimes new business owners will trust their business deals with a ‘handshake,’ but this is a mistake you should avoid. Put all your business deals in contract form, and have both parties sign it so everyone is aware of what is expected. Have no fear, we have attorneys on our staff that can help you draw up business contracts.

Call us today at (414) 259-9300 if you are starting a business in Wauwatosa, WI. Our professional attorneys can help you from incorporating your business to drawing up business contracts, and much more.