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The kids have started a new school year and another grade level– it might be time that your business does, too. Take advantage of the rest of the year to plan how to help your business flourish and grow and to chart the steps that will be needed to keep up with these changes. Don’t allow a lack of preparation to keep you from taking advantage of business opportunities as they come up!

One of the major factors you may want to consider is not only how to help your business expand, but also whether you have adequate space and materials needed to do so.  If not, you may need to move to a larger office space, hire more staff, and maybe even broaden the range of your services. You should also consider increasing your data security– as your business expands, so does the amount of valuable personal and financial information that you need to protect. Stepping up your cybersecurity or product care is, therefore, another crucial step in the advancement process. No matter which parts of your business move forward, you should think through what changes need to happen and what steps will need to be taken to work towards achieving them.

After you’ve thought through how to expand your business and the steps you need to take to make room for growth, you should also take a good look at your finances and your need for legal support.  Determine whether or not you have the backing needed to start this growth, and what help you’ll need further down the road. Drawing up a plan on how to finance your growth will help you move forward and may involve a line of credit or business credit card to help get you started or to back you up on those bigger purchases.  It’s helpful to speak with a business attorney about the risks that your business faces as it grows, whether it comes to your property, employees, contracts, or otherwise. 

Why not use the start of the school year as a time to ensure that you’re prepared to take on your business’ growth.  By doing so, you’ll have an opportunity to make sure that your business moves to a higher level of success, just as new students move to a higher grade level.  That way you’ll be in a perfect position to take advantage of any and all new opportunities that arise throughout the year.

The information presented here is for general educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.