A Common Regret for Business Owners

Are you a visionary with impeccable organizational skills and a sharp business acumen? If so, you may be well-qualified to get a commercial new enterprise off the ground. A qualified business planning attorney can assist you in taking the necessary steps toward building a successful new company. Specifically, I can tell you that there are […]

The Basics of Market Research from a Naperville Business Attorney

Your path to success in a business venture begins long before your ever open your doors to the public. For most entrepreneurs and would-be business owners, the journey begins with an idea for a new product or service, or a variation of an existing one. A raw concept, however, is rarely a sufficient foundation upon […]

Naperville Lawyer Highlights Helpful Resource: the Illinois Small Business Development Center

When you start or run a small business, you may have several logistical concerns. Some may be best dealt with by seeking the advice and assistance of a business law attorney. However, there will be times when it is appropriate to reach out to community resources specifically designed to assist small business owners. One such […]

Naperville Lawyer Shares Insights: The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

When you start a small business, the advice of a business law attorney, such as the Naperville business lawyers at Gierach Law Firm, is a must. Regardless of the type of business you are beginning or operating, you will be dealing with a complex and often confusing regulatory framework. Environmental regulations, zoning laws, employee rights laws, […]

Upcoming Small Business Workshops in Illinois

This year, Carbondale’s Illinois Small Business Development Center/International Trade Center (ISBD), located on Southern Illinois’ University of Carbondale campus, will be hosting an assortment of “Starting a Business in Illinois” workshops at different sites throughout the state. At these sessions, instructors will be discussing the essential elements for a business startup in Illinois. The specific topics […]

Potential End to U.S. Export-Import Bank May Impact Illinois Exports

Illinois is one of the top five states in the nation when it comes to exporting services and goods abroad. In fact, the state exports over $66 billion in services and goods each year, allowing international trade to account for 10 percent of the state’s total economy. Part of the reason that states such as […]

Illinois Small Business Development Center & Help for Entrepreneurs

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (or the International Trade Center) located on Southern Illinois University of Carbondale’s campus has been assisting small businesses throughout the state of Illinois for years. Their focus has often been on helping launch small businesses, and also providing assistance to small businesses looking to expand and take their operations […]

Facebook Kicks Off Its Inaugural Small Business Bootcamp

Earlier this summer, Facebook commenced its first ever Facebook Fit Small Business Boot Camp. The purpose of the event is to provide small business owners with the tools necessary to use the social media website to grow and expand their customer base and web presence. Held in New York City, this event was the first […]

4 Tips For Taking the Plunge and Starting a New Business

It’s not a cliché to say that small businesses are the backbone of this great country. Currently there are more than 28 million small businesses in operation in the U.S. and more than 50 percent of the U.S.’s working population is employed by small businesses. An operation for profit is considered a small business if […]

Crowdfunding Act is Big Money for Small Businesses

A term heard more and more in the business world is “crowdfunding” – defined as a way of funding a project or business by raising small amounts of money from many people.” This is usually done through the Internet, using companies such as Kickstarter, Fundable, Lucky Ant, Indiegogo, just to name a few. Last year, […]