|Setting Up Your Business|
Listed below are forms and information that you may need when you start your business. Each of these forms should be reviewed by your lawyer and are very generic in nature so that you can modify them to suit your own needs and specific business.
Every business should have a business plan, which is a well thought out document that includes a thorough analysis of what your business is, where you think it is going and how you are going to get your business on the path to that goal. It includes any financial analysis, competitive analysis, marketing, operations and staff planning documents to present a 360 degree view of the company.
The best resources for legal documents for a start-up business can be found at rocketlawyer.com or legalzoom.com. Some of these forms include:
A Non Disclosure Agreement is an agreement under which a party (the "Recipient") agrees not to disclose proprietary and confidential information ("Confidential Information") that it receives from another party (the "Owner"). This type of agreement may be useful in a variety of circumstances. For example, a company might choose to share information with a web marketing consultant for the purpose improving its on-line sales through its web site. In such a situation, the company would probably be sharing product and customer information with the marketing consultant and would want to protect this information from disclosure by the consultant to third parties.
Independent Contractor Agreement