Dentists, doctors, accountants, and financial planners all suggest checkups on a regular basis. If you are a Baltimore Small Business owner, do you have a checkup with your lawyer? It might be more important than you think!
Annual or Bi-annual checkups
How often you meet with your Baltimore Small Business lawyer really depends on the nature of your business. Some heavily regulated businesses should meet either in person or on the phone at least quarterly. Other companies that have few employees and are churning along effectively may only need an annual checkup.
Business legal checkup
What should you expect to review during your “well-visit”? Here is a non-exhaustive list:
- How’s business going?
- What can I do to help your business grow? Networking, marketing, etc?
- What new agreements have you entered into? Should your Baltimore Small Business lawyer review them?
- Have you moved, hired or fired employees, or changed owners?
- Is there any unfinished “budgeted” legal work? For example, I have several business clients who have gradually been updating contracts and invoicing materials. None of the revisions are time-sensitive, but all their documents are outdated and do not reflect current laws and standards, therefore we are progressing through their work.
What are the benefits of regular checkups?
In addition to hanging out with your friendly lawyer, it helps us stay aware of your business situation and allows both you and your Baltimore Small Business lawyer to anticipate problems before they happen, such as employee issues and potential contract problems.
Bottom line: Get your checkup scheduled now! Call Us!