Last Monday FindLaw released a survey that found 60% of Americans have started or considered starting their own business. A number of small business blogs including Travel Agent Central, CEOSelf and small business columnist Jan Norman picked up the release.
This week FindLaw proudly launched its own small business blog called Free Enterprise written by in-house attorney editors and providing current legal news & information for the small business community.
Go it Alone - With Help
FindLaw's small business section offers a wealth of free up-to-date information on the topic and is a great starting point for understanding the legal implications of starting a business, finance and taxes, and hiring employees. FindLaw even offers low cost do-it-yourself forms for structuring a business, or filing for a patent or trademark.
It's a good idea to hire a qualified professional like a small business lawyer or accountant to help with important issues when starting & running a business; And experienced small business people recommend learning from the mistakes and successes of others. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is another excellent resource for free or low-cost advice from seasoned business owners and executives willing to help new entrepreneurs establish and grow their businesses.