BUSINESS

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HOW DO I BEGIN?


Setting up your new business for success starts with setting it up right and running it according to the law. This is called “compliance.” We can help you decide what business entity type is best for your goals and guide you through what it takes to set it up right the first time. Whether you choose to call us or not, go to the California Secretary of State’s website and look at the “forms” section. Just browsing the forms titles will tell you a lot about the type of set up and compliance responsibilities you can expect as you move forward.




HOW DO I PROTECT MY PERSONAL ASSETS?


  • minimize chances business will be sued
  • business entity type
  • LLC set-up
Keeping your business’s responsibilities away from your personal wallet is a major feature of business management. It starts with setting up the right type business entity for your goals, and running it properly under the law. We can guide you through those decisions and take on the compliance responsibilities for you. Whether you choose to call us or not, go to the California Secretary of State’s website and look at the “forms” section. Just browsing the forms titles will tell you a lot about the type of set up and compliance responsibilities you can expect as you move forward.




MY BUSINESS IS GROWING (OR, I WANT IT TO)


  • adding partners & employees
  • moving in / out of business location
The needs of a growing business are different than businesses at other stages. You’re often making decisions (lots of times “on the fly”) that you didn’t need to think about when you were a small business. And, you’re doing it without the benefit of hindsight or experience of a longstanding business. The key to managing growth is clarity and structure. We can’t tell you what your business goals are, but we can help you build structures that keep you running smoothly and growing. Whether you choose to call us or not, if you’re a growing business, review this list of questions to see if there are areas where you could shore up your business structure: Do you have a standard set of contacts that are tailored to your business? Privacy policies and employee / contractor manuals that set expectations and boundaries for the people who work with you? What happens if to your business if something happens to you?




I HAVE A GOOD THING GOING, AND I WANT TO PROTECT IT


Protecting your business starts with compliance and continues through managing risks. We can guide you through those decisions and take on the compliance and risk management responsibilities for you. Whether you choose to call us or not, go to the California Secretary of State’s website and look at the “forms” section. Just browsing the forms titles will tell you a lot about the type of set up and compliance responsibilities you can expect as you move forward. You might also want to review this list of questions to see if there are areas where you could shore up your business structure: Do you have a standard set of contacts that are tailored to your business? Privacy policies and employee / contractor manuals that set expectations and boundaries for the people who work with you? What happens if to your business if something happens to you?




I MIGHT HAVE ACCIDENTALLY STARTED A BUSINESS.


Setting up your new business for success starts with setting it up right and running it according to the law. This is called “compliance.” We can help you decide what business entity type is best for your goals and guide you through what it takes to set it up right the first time. Whether you choose to call us or not, go to the California Secretary of State’s website and look at the “forms” section. Just browsing the forms titles will tell you a lot about the type of set up and compliance responsibilities you can expect as you move forward.




I AM A FREELANCER OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR


If you’re a freelancer or independent contractor, you are in business. Compliance and structure are important for you, too. Setting up your business for success starts with setting it up right and running it according to the law. Whether you choose to call us or not, make sure you have a contract that you use with all of your clients. Remember, it doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need to state to have a valid contract is an agreement on who the parties are, what you’re giving, and what you’re getting.





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