Whenever you’re trying to do something new you should first inform yourself properly on the matter. Anything that is a bit more serious and involves money usually has to be processed in some way and thus needs to be done by the book.
There are norms and regulations for everything and if you don’t do something right maybe it won’t bother you for a year or two, maybe even five years, but it will eventually pose a problem. So whatever you want to do and you’re not completely sure you know all there is to know, you should consult a lawyer.
In this article we will go over a few things most wish they knew before they started opening companies or working professionally in any aspect.
So first of all, if you decide to coach people and share advice with them, you will have to have some kind of insurance that you are in fact a legitimate person for doing something like that. If you don’t have any document to prove your liability you may get in trouble because not everybody will be happy with your coaching and your advice. They may claim that you ruined their life and for the worse, you are not even a legitimate coach.
Trusting people who proved to be trustworthy is a great thing, but not everyone is. There are a lot of people who will use your services and simply walk away after they’re done with you, without paying for whichever service you provided. The reason why we’re telling you this is because if you don’t have it clearly stated that you can pursue your clients legally if they refuse to pay, you won’t have any other option but to simply let them leave and hope someone like them never comes back.
The third thing we’d like to share with you is – Establish a buy/sell agreement.
Once you partner up with someone it’s important to know what will happen if your partner leaves the company, or if you do, or if something terrible happens and your partner maybe dies. It all has to be written down before things start to heat up because it’s the easiest way to deal with the issue. Like this everybody will know what will happen before it happens.
If you don’t wish to be disturbed all the time with work related problems and want to separate work from private life, it’s important to know what the states policy is on information privacy. For example if you’re having a lot of contact with customers, you don’t want them calling you on your personal cell.
These issues are just a small fragment of everything you will have to know, all the little tricks that will make your life easier. So if you plan on doing anything professionally, a smart thing would be to consult a lawyer, preferably one with experience, so that he can set you on the right course and point out the importance of small things.read more