Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Choosing a Business Name

As a business lawyer, I have helped many entrepreneurs launch their own startup businesses. Opening your own business can be a thrilling undertaking. Being your own boss and controlling exactly how your business is managed can bring you a great deal of satisfaction. Before you open a new business, you will need to choose a […]

New Crowdfunding Laws May Bring Additional Financial Benefits for Startups

Don’t know much about crowdfunding? It is a crucial internet tool that can help you raise the capital you need to get your small business idea off the ground and running. As crowdfunding websites have proliferated in increasing numbers, the U.S. government has decided to get involved. The new laws that will cover crowdfunding may […]

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 […]

Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Blog

Success in business today is all about accessibility. As most have figured out by now, the internet is not a fad that is going to go away anytime soon. There are billions of people that use the internet daily and as a business owner, if you can connect with just a fraction of those people, […]

Are You Ready for Your Business Sale Closing?

Whether you’re selling or buying a company, there are several concepts that should be addressed during this closing meeting to finalize the sale. You should never attend a business sale closing meeting without extended consultation prior to the meeting with your business law attorney. Your legal counsel should also attend this meeting with you. It’s […]

Due Diligence Requirements for Purchasing an Existing Business

If you want to become involved in business as an owner, purchasing an existing business is an excellent way to avoid many of the challenges of starting your own company. Purchasing a current business, however, does present several responsibilities for the business owner that must be addressed immediately. You should not enter into any business […]

Small Business Marketing Tips to Set you Apart from the Crowd

Whether you are content with being a hometown name or you have hopes of reaching millions of prospective customers worldwide, there are a few basic marketing tips that you need to follow to ensure your business success. The first thing that drives any business is brand recognition. You need to select a name that says […]

Business Plan—So Worth It!

Whether you are a one-person operation or a large corporation, a business plan is essential. A properly drafted business plan can be the difference between a successful enterprise and a failed one. Business plans take time and may require professional help, but if done right, they are worth it. A business plan provides structure, serves […]

What is a Sole Proprietorship?

One of the first things to decide when starting a business is deciding on a business type.  It is nearly as important as deciding what good or service your business will provide.  The reason is because of the legal, taxation and other ways that your business form will affect your business.  The three most popular […]

Illinois Beer Industry Regulations Changing

As reported by the Chicago Business Journal, a new study that was done that revealed that beer is a big ticket business in the state of Illinois. The study is conducted every other year by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association. The study revealed that the beer industry employs over 86,000 jobs […]