Demonstrating that all things really do come back around if you give it enough time, the greater Detroit area’s economy is on the upswing despite the continued shrinkage of our auto manufacturing sector.
According to Inc.com, five good reasons to start a business in Detroit right now include:
- Innovation is in the air
- Training and support abound
- A vibrant support network exists
- There’s access to space, leadership, and capital
- Government support is plentiful
Unfortunately, even the perfect recipe for a successful business can result in a dud of an entree if you fail to properly prepare. Let’s take a look at what you need to do on your end to set up your business for success.
The Importance of Proper Business Formation
Steps taken to set up the structure of your business initially will go a long way toward ensuring your future success. No detail is too small to ignore when starting a business. A local business attorney can help you take care of potential problems before they even exist, saving you time and money in the future that you can instead invest in your business.
The first thing to think about is what type of legal entity is best for your business goals. Depending on your proposed business, this could be a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLP, LLC, franchise, corporation or professional corporation.
Your choice of entity will determine what personal financial or legal liability – if any – you have as you embark no your business plan. It can also help shape the relationship you have with your partners and investors if you are relying on additional sources of capital besides your own savings or credit.
Establishing a relationship with a lawyer during the formation stage can be to your benefit throughout the life of your business, as you will have a trusted partner to help you resolve future issues such as business litigation, succession planning and dissolution, or employment law.