If you are starting your own business, don’t make the mistake of thinking you can do it all on your own. In fact, you need to get as much help as you possibly can. Below are four individuals you should consider obtaining advice and guidance from in your new venture:
Whether it is assistance with creating a budget, keeping your books, or making sure your business takes appropriate deductions and saves money on its taxes, you need somebody that is good with numbers on your side. Having an accountant can save you a significant amount of money as well as keep you out of trouble. When selecting an accountant for your new business, you want somebody with not only expertise, but who is also interested in helping you grow your business.
Your new business is governed by a wide variety of laws. Depending on the industry you are in, there may be numerous regulatory issues you have to face. You may also simply need help with your forming your legal structure, contractual matters, employee issues and other operational concerns. Having a seasoned lawyer available to help prevent disputes and litigation as well as ensure you are complying with the law will save you significant amounts of money in the future.
Having somebody who has walked a similar road as you is invaluable. You can learn from their mistakes and shorten your learning curve. Your mentor can be anyone who will provide you valuable advice. You might be surprised at how much you can learn in one lunch date.
You need somebody you can lean on when times get tough. Whether it is your spouse, best friend or other loved one, you need somebody you can talk to and depend on to be your sounding-board. This person doesn’t necessarily have to provide you with advice, but they should be a good listener and provide you the support you need to make it through the rough patches.
The Swenson Law Firm is located in Sacramento County and we proudly serve businesses of all sizes from all over the State of California. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you with matters such as trademarks, defending lawsuits, business formation, contract negotiations, hiring employees, and protecting your intellectual property. With our years of complex business trial and litigation experience, we are an effective, efficient and affordable choice in representing you at the bargaining table and in the courtroom.