This post concludes my series on the starting of a business in San Bernardino, California. I decided to write on this topic because many small businesses start up in our state and need assistance in following certain laws. By ensuring that your company follows all legal requirements you can focus on the most important thing – your customers. I cannot stress enough that hiring an attorney is essential to assist you in following the requisite formalities.
I have addressed several topics over my recent posts. Issues that I looked at included:
- Choosing the right corporate structure for your California business
- How to maintain corporate protection once your company is operating
- Whether you require an attorney to organize your new businesses
These are important topics for several reasons. First, choosing the wrong structure can have serious tax and liability implications. If, for example, you operate as a sole proprietor then you are potentially liable for the acts of the company while such is not the case if you start a separate entity. Second, it is important to understand that you can still face liability, after you are operating, if you fail to follow certain formalities. Third, while having a lawyer to assist you is not necessary, it can be greatly helpful.
One issue I have stressed in each of these articles is the fact that many small business owners need to focus on a very important thing – their business. Most entrepreneurs wish to focus on the substance of their new enterprise and not the technicalities. A chef who opens a restaurant, for example, is likely to be more worried about serving good food and providing a solid customer experience then they are about filing documents with the Secretary of State or recording annual meeting minutes. Retaining counsel to assist with such matters can help to ensure that rules are followed while freeing up your time to handle the things about which you are passionate.
Contact my office today to speak with a San Bernardino business law lawyer. I also service Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Upland, Apple Valley, Redlands, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, Montclair, elsewhere in the Inland Empire, as well as Los Angeles.