Our startups and small businesses collection provides everything you need, in one place with Practical Law, to support your business at every stage. Whether you are in the initial planning phase, hiring your first employee, seeking funding, or rapidly scaling your business, you can do so confidently with this expertly-curated collection.
Who can benefit?
Any startup or small business looking to establish a solid legal foundation for future growth with fewer risks.
The legal concerns of startups and small businesses run the gamut of issues. Our startups and small businesses collection gives you a roadmap with the latest information and documentation so you have the right tools at the right time, in sync with the lifecycle of your business.
- The topics include everything you need for your business, all in one place.
- The Startup Company Toolkit is a collection of Practical Law resources on specific topics relevant to startups and small businesses.
- What’s Market provides you with summaries, analysis and custom reports covering a range of transactions.
Starting a new business
Forming the entity
Intellectual property matters
Hiring early employees and engaging independent contractors
Obtaining foreign qualifications, d/b/a and operational licenses and permits
Contracting with suppliers, distributors, and customers
Setting up a website
Obtaining insurance coverage
Financing a business
Down rounds and restructurings
Strategic investments and joint ventures
Corporate governance, company policies, compliance, and housekeeping
Drafting and implementing company policies
Labor and employment compliance
Privacy and data security compliance
Employee benefits compliance
Managing relationships with employees and other service providers
Recruiting and hiring employees
Compensating executives and employees
Managing the employment relationship
Disciplining and firing employees
Handling employee claims and complaints
Using non-employee service providers
Managing commercial relationships
Contracting with suppliers, vendors and customers
Intellectual property licensing and acquisitions
Using consultants and other independent contractors
Advertising, promotions and labeling
Software, IT, and Cloud
Internet and new media
Joint ventures and strategic alliances
Insurance claims and coverage
Leasing and owning commercial real estate
Leasing commercial real estate
Owning commercial real estate
Avoiding, managing and resolving disputes
Avoiding claims and litigation
Intellectual property claims
Alternative dispute resolution
Closing down a business
Winding-up a company’s affairs
Dissolving an entity