Many businesses are started by experienced business people who have a clear business plan and understand precisely what they need to do to get the business up and running. We can provide the legal support they will require to get the business started.
Others may require more support. Many small business owners were previously employees in other organisations who have reached the point (either through their own decision or, increasingly through redundancy) that they want to set up their own business. Some may have been fortunate enough to have had a senior management role and will understand the pressures and the breadth of the role. Others may have less previous experience. Whatever your experience we believe you will appreciate the support we can provide in a wide range of different areas. We provide some initial guidance on some of the key legal issues below.
If you are leaving a business and think that you may still be bound by some restrictive covenants beware of breaching these without taking advice first on the possible consequences.
There are now increasing opportunities to start a business instantly by buying a franchise. Though this sounds attractive and may, indeed, be a fantastic opportunity, it usually involves a sizeable initial investment and signing up to a complex agreement. Make sure you are aware of the risks as well as the opportunities. Make sure you understand how you can get out and whether you can sell your business if you make a great success.
More information about…
- Starting a business
- Intellectual property
- Choose the right form of business
- Shares and shareholders
- Ownership issues 23 FAQs
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