Startup

This is FindLaw's Law Firm Management Center's collection of free articles on Startup. Startup refers to the very early stages of running a solo or small law practice. There are many business details to consider in the early stages of starting and running your law practice. Start your research with FindLaw.
Startup Articles
    • IP, Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks FAQs
      Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration

      This article provides common answers to common intellectualy property questions regarding copyright issues.

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    • What is a Small Business?
      Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration
      The Small Business Act states that a small business concern is "one that is independently owned and operated and which is not dominant in its field of operation." The law also states that in determining what constitutes a small business, the definition will vary from industry to industry to reflect industry differences accurately.

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    • Starting a Law Firm - Finding Your Niche
      Provided by Nicholas Wells of Wells IP Law
      A key decision when launching a new firm is deciding "what you are." The days of the general practice lawyer are gone. Your chances for success are much greater if you limit yourself to a particular area of law where you can become an expert.

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    • Federal and State Business Licensing Requirements
      Provided by Editorial Staff of FindLaw
      Lawyers looking to start a firm should look into any federal or state license or permit requirements which may be applicable to them.

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    • Business Taxes
      Provided by Internal Revenue Service
      The form of business you operate determines what taxes you must pay and how you pay them. The following are the four general types of business taxes.

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    • Time Management Tips
      Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration
      Most of us have felt swamped at one time or another. With hectic work schedules, family responsibilities, and social engagements, there just doesn't seem to be enough time for everything we need and want to do. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Although life will always provide us with its little twists and turns, once we learn to manage our time wisely, much of the day-to-day chaos in our lives can be reduced or even eliminated.

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    • Quiz For Small Business Success
      Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration
      Small Business Success Magazine conducted a survey of more than 100 California business owners. Their comments about small business success was used to create the following quiz.

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    • Management Techniques: Learning To Delegate
      Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration
      There is not a single management skill more critical to your personal and professional success as an entrepreneur than learning to delegate. There is much more to delegating than meets the eye. It does not mean to simply hand out assignments. It is a science and an exercise in understanding one's self.

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    • 17 Fatal Marketing Mistakes Lawyers Make
      Provided by Trey Ryder of Trey Ryder LLC
      Lawyers who rely on traditional marketing methods are fast discovering that many "time-proven methods" no longer work. Lawyers could dramatically improve their marketing results by avoiding the following mistakes and heeding this updated advice.

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    • Using the Business Plan
      Provided by U.S. Small Business Administration
      A business plan is a tool with three basic purposes: communication, management, and planning.

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