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If you are starting up a new profession  in central Florida, congratulations. Starting a new profession can be exciting and ultimately gratifying – but it can also cause you a great deal of stress and anxiety. A small business owner must satisfy a large number of obligations and responsibilities. Start by consulting as quickly as possible with an experienced Daytona Beach small business attorney. You’ll have lots of legal paperwork that must be accurate and complete, and you’ll need to know about and comply with dozens of state, federal, and local laws and regulations. Listed here, some suggestions for new owners of Florida small businesses:

  • Create a business plan with the help of a trustworthy small profession lawyer. Include a profit-and-loss forecast, a break-even analysis, and a cash flow projection.
  • Don’t spend needlessly. Don’t rent space that you don’t immediately need. Until you have full-time work for employees, stick to hiring independent contractors.
  • Purchase – and make sure that you understand – liability insurance.
  • If your business will be accumulating debt, form a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC). Your attorney can help.
  • Pay your payroll taxes – and any other payments due – on time. You don’t want to be personally liable for payroll taxes or establish a bad reputation with creditors.
  • Leases, rental agreements, purchase orders, employment policies – get them all in writing. Let your small business lawyer review any document that might be important.

Businesses in Florida and every other state are extensively regulated, but for the most part, those regulations protect you, your employees, and the general public. There’s no reason your business cannot flourish if you plan diligently and obtain sound legal advice. Frankly, having the counsel of an experienced small profession attorney is an imperative for any small business owner. If you are starting up a small profession in Volusia, Flagler, Orange, or Seminole County, arrange at once to meet with an experienced Daytona Beach small business attorney.

By: Melody Lankford
After graduating from Davidson College, Melody Lankford earned her J.D. from Florida State University’s College of Law in 2004 and was admitted to the Florida Bar that same year. Ms. Lankford joined Raydon Corporation as in-house counsel in 2004. She worked there until 2012, when she founded the Lankford Law Firm. She is an experienced Daytona Beach small business attorney who offers sound legal counsel and experience-based insights to her business clients.

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