Where to Find Legal Help for Your Business
Owning your own business can be extremely rewarding… as well as very daunting. From the very start, there are legal issues that a business owner must attend to. Even if you don’t have issues to deal with peruse, there are still questions you may have that require the help of someone with knowledge in business legalities. Perhaps you are just starting out, and need legal advice on incorporating your business. Or perhaps there is paperwork you need assistance with that pertains to your business. Maybe you have a more serious legal matter you need help with, such as someone suing you or your business entity. So… where do you turn to find legal help for your business? Here are a few resources you can utilize to find the legal assistance that best suits your business’s needs. 1. Online Resources You can always turn to various online resources for help with the early stages of your legal questions. This is always a good place to start. You may even be able to find some free help, or answers to less complex questions, during your online research. You should be aware, however, that online resources are best used with caution. As you may already know, the Internet does not always have the most accurate information. So while it is a great resource for finding some basic information and facts for your business’s legal needs, keep in mind that the information you are finding may be slightly dated. 2. Government Agencies Many government agencies that deal with businesses have free (and accurate) legal information available on their websites.
- The IRS has information pertaining to taxes readily available for business owners.
- OSHA offers compliance information and documents for small business owners, as well as a consultation process.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act, there is information easily accessible online for this, too.