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Is Your Small Biz Ready for 2017? Here Are Our Best Legal Tips From Last Year

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By Christopher Coble, Esq. on January 04, 2017 11:57 AM

If you're anything like us, you might have been too focused on the day-to-day operations of your small business to even notice the calendar flipping over from 2016 to 2017. And if the New Year caught you off guard, don't worry -- it's not too late to make a few business resolutions and goals for the next 12 months.

Need some guidance on making 2017 even better than 2016? Here are our biggest and best legal tips for small business from the past year:

1. 5 Tips for Before You Launch Your Startup

If starting a new business in on your 2017 to-do list, our list of things to consider before you launch should be your fist stop.

2. 5 Budgeting Tips for Startups and Small Businesses

Money is on everyone's mind at the beginning of the year. Here are a few ways to keep from worrying about it at the end of this year.

3. Top 5 Tips for Startups Hiring Unpaid Interns

Internship can be a win-win for both your startup and the intern. But you could both lose out legally if you don't know what you're doing. Here's how to get the benefits of unpaid internships without illegally taking advantage of your interns.

4. 5 Legal Tips for Small Business Crisis Management

Hopefully you're not going into 2017 thinking it's going to be 365 days of sunshine and roses. While hoping for the best is an essential element to entrepreneurship, planning for the worst is absolutely necessary to navigate the stormy seas of small biz development.

5. 5 Crime Prevention Tips for the Workplace

They say that crime doesn't pay. But that doesn't mean it can't cost your small business in the short and long run.

6. 3 Tips to Avoid Small Business Bankruptcy

If all startups were successes, we'd probably all be our own boss. Bankruptcy is a risk for any small business, but that doesn't make it inevitable.

7. 7 Legal Tips for Startups Laying Off Employees

It's the worst feeling a boss can have -- you either made the wrong hire or you can't afford to pay the right one. So don't make the situation worse by illegally terminating an employee or risking a lawsuit later.

There are always reasons for optimism at the beginning of a new year, but if your legal outlook isn't as promising, you may want to consult an experienced commercial attorney about your concerns.

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