Here’s some great tips for new small businesses.  Some terrific advice.  The top ten tips as listed:

  1. Save up as much money as possible before starting.
  2. Start on a shoestring.
  3. Protect your personal assets.
  4. Understand how–and if–you will make a profit.
  5. Make a business plan, no matter how short.
  6. Get and keep a competitive edge.
  7. Put

Chris Moander of the Wisconsin Business Law and Litigation Blog shares his take on the timeless advice that business people can pay for it now . . . or pay for it later.  Chris points out that many business people sadly lump legal services into the "too costly" or "unnecessary" categories when it comes to

This Wednesday morning (Jan. 16th) I will speak at the IowaBiz breakfast series on the How To Avoid Legal Surprises for Your Company.  The presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Professional Solutions Insurance Services’ Building, 14001 University Avenue, Clive, Iowa.

Thanks to our hosts from Professional Solutions Insurance Services.  So far, the series has been

The Iowa Caucus is approaching quickly.  If you attend campaign rallies for the candidates or listen to TV ads you will almost never hear anything about small business. 

But in reality, America’s small businesses are the driver of our economy.  Consider these facts from the Small Business Administration (SBA) as outlined in February 2006:


American_dream With 2008 fast approaching perhaps you are considering the pursuit of the American Dream to own your own business.  But where do you start?  Here are some helpful legal tips to consider before you start your Iowa business:

1. Find out the availability of your proposed business name. You can do a quick search