Does my very small business need a lawyer?
December 6, 2013 3:59 PM Subscribe
made me wonder if I need to do any legal stuff for my small business.
posted by BlahLaLa to Work & Money (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been a behind-the-scenes freelance fiction editor for years. (Meaning, all of my clients came to me via word of mouth.)
In the last six months I've gotten more serious (and more public) about it. I now have a website and a Facebook and a Twitter account. I'm about to have print ads appearing in a trade magazine. My idenity everwhere has a name that's not my own -- along the lines of AcmeEdits, @AcmeEdits, #AcmeEdits, etc.
At this point, the business is pretty much small potatoes - less than $10,000 income this year. But I have reason to believe I will earn double that amount next year, and perhaps even triple.
I do declare my income, and do my taxes w/a professional, but beyond that I haven't taken any legal steps for my business. Do I need to?