1. Trademarking its name to protect it now that the business is becoming more broadly known;
2. Hiring additional staff, either as employees or independent contractors;
3. Expanding physically through leasing a larger space or buying a building;
4. Adding new owners or investors;
5. Borrowing for expansion.
BusinessLegal can provide counsel as to when to seek trademark protection for your business names or slogans, and obtain and defend those trademarks in a cost effective manner. Prepare employee handbooks or draft independent contractor agreements. Review leases or assist in the purchase of real property. Draft buy/sell agreements when adding new investors, and review loan documents. Growth of a business is the goal of any business owner, however, it represents a changing environment and mindset from the startup company, and needs its own particular set of protections, with which BusinessLegal can help.
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