Are you thinking about starting a business? If so, it is important to be aware that there are many legal issues to consider that will affect your business. Here are some of the major idea milestones and the legal issues that might arise.
This question also raises other questions about whether your need any licenses, regulatory compliance, or other qualifications in order to operate. For instance, if you’re planning to sell food, you will need to determine if you qualify as a “cottage food” business. This will effect the kinds of licenses, certifications, and permits you need and whether you must cook out of a commercial kitchen). Next, you should figure out what your food labeling requirements are, and then determine what kinds of licenses or permits you will need.
Thinking about what to name your business can be overwhelming. There are so many things to consider. You want to make sure your brand will be memorable enough to stick for years to come.
There are big differences in terms of costs, liabilities, insurance, and regulations between having a home-based business versus a commercial space. Whether your based at home or in another space, you need to check with your local ordinances to make sure you can operate your type of business out of your home or commercial space. Then you need to check on whether any inspections, certifications, or permits are required. Also, regardless of where you are based, you need to consider what kinds of insurance you’ll need.
1. Decide on type of goods or services your business will provide
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