Business Formation

The financial success of our country is inextricably tied to the success and growth of small businesses, as they constitute over ninety percent of all business in America. The communities we live in depend on, and are made stronger by the ingenuity and courage of individuals who follow their dreams and strike out on their own, putting their ideas in motion to provide new and better products and services in unique ways.

Once you’ve made the decision to take the risk, getting started means quickly finding answers to important new questions, many of which you hadn’t even considered or known existed. Do you want to run the business all on your own as a sole proprietor, or will you share your vision with one or more other people in a partnership, or as a corporation? What are the benefits and pitfalls of each of these options? If you plan to have employees, what extra requirements must you consider? Will you need a fictitious business name?

These are just some of the areas in which you may find you need guidance, and having that guidance from the very beginning can save you not only a lot of headaches, but quite possibly a lot of money down the road. Labor laws in particular are quite complex, and the consequences of not understanding the technicalities can be significant. With help from our knowledgeable team, you can avoid getting off on the wrong foot and rest easy knowing you’re well on your way to achieving business success.

What can we do for you? We can provide the answers you need to hit the ground running and ensure continued forward progress, including:

  • selecting the most appropriate form for your business (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation)

  • step-by-step guidance on your business formation, including both for-profit and non-profit entities

  • creation and maintenance of corporate documents, including minutes
  • hiring and managing employees, including labor law compliance issues, benefits, etc.

  • handling business contracts and disputes that arise with clients, customers, and vendors

  • maintaining a healthy internal structure for the benefit of the principals and employees

Enlisting the help of Progressive Law Group as you begin and grow your business is an important and often overlooked form of preventative legal “medicine”. Let us provide you with the information and guidance you need to do it right the first time. A certain amount of risk is necessary with any new venture, but we will help minimize that risk as much as possible so you can start reaping the rewards and living your dream right now.