Are You Starting a Business in Arkansas?
Are you an entrepreneur starting a new business? Have you already started a business, but want to make sure you are doing everything right? Are you searching for a small business attorney you can trust to guide you through the process of getting a business off the ground?
Starting your own business can be one of the most exciting and stressful things you do in your life. And, there are particular requirements you need to meet to follow business law and guard against liabilities, as well as best practices to make sure you’re equipped to navigate any potential challenges.
If you are hiring staff, you’ll need to know the best way to handle wages, shifts, benefits, taxes, background checks, and more. If you are working with a partner or investors, you’ll need to establish yourself and your services while protecting your financial future and safeguarding your innovative ideas.
You have many options to consider when starting a business—will your company be member or manager-managed; a single, multiple, or limited member entity; for-profit or non-profit; and more.
The Roberds Law Firm has experience forming business structures tailored to meet the needs of the owner, brand, and industry. Arkansas attorney Ben T. Roberds can help you understand available options to create the optimal business plan.
A Small Business Attorney Can Help
No matter what type of business you’re launching, working with an attorney during the initial stages can streamline processes, reduce stress, and ensure that your business and business contracts are clear, thorough, and professionally crafted.
The Roberds Law Firm can assist with:
- creating a comprehensive business plan
- applying for a trademark
- incorporation filing/registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State
- understanding the Arkansas Code Annotated (A.C.A.), or Arkansas state law
- applying for licenses and permits (e.g., building permits, health permits)
- understanding tax registration and types of business taxes (e.g., sales tax)
- managing loans
- changing corporation officers
- obtaining a Certificate of Good Standing
- avoiding and addressing any potential lawsuits/managing business litigation
- hiring, training, and paying employees in accordance with state and federal law
- understanding employee rights
- fulfilling insurance requirements
- managing disputes with other businesses
- and more, depending on your specific business requirements
Business attorneys can also serve as a business’s registered agent. If anyone initiates legal action against you and your business, your registered agent will receive the notice.
Working with an attorney who knows how to start a business can help you avoid the frustrations that come with rejected applications, confusing forms, expensive fines, and legal disputes.
“What documents do I need to start a business?”
Many businesses require a lease agreement, non-compete agreement, partnership contracts, employee agreements, and privacy policies when starting out. But, there are many other forms you may need when building your organization.
A small business attorney can help you determine exactly which documents you need to protect yourself, your service or product, and your employees.
Learn more about business documents.
Create a Business Plan with Arkansas Attorney Ben T. Roberds
If you are in the initial stages of starting a business and need legal support, call the Roberds Law Firm in Bentonville, Arkansas at (479) 464-0904 to schedule a complimentary and confidential consultation.