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Practical Law for startups and small businesses
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.
How clients succeed with Practical Law
Watch client testimonials to see how Practical law has helped General Counsel at startup and small businesses increase efficiency.
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If I was to put all the questions that I have to outside counsel, it makes the cost for Practical Law, entirely nominal.
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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
Managing relationships with equity holders
LLC Operating Agreements
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
Creating and protecting intellectual property
Trademark ownership and protection
Trade secrets and confidential information
Patent ownership and protection
Copyright ownership and protection
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
Liquidity and exit events
Selling a business
Providing pre-IPO liquidity
Closing down a business
Winding-up a company’s affairs
Dissolving an entity
See for yourself how Practical Law legal resources can support your startup or small business