Dealing with Legal Issues as a Small Business

As a small business owner, it’s crucial to prepare for legal issues and deal with them before they even arise. Although the process can seem overly complicated, Jessica Vittorio from the Law Office of Jessica Vittorio will help you understand.

“Having a strong legal foundation is key to the long-term health of your business. Legal does not have to be overwhelming, but it is essential to creating something sustainable and maximizing the business’s value to you over time. Find a good team you trust, surround yourself with experienced experts, and never be afraid to ask questions.” – Jessica Vittorio

You’re in luck because we’ve broken down the process for you. Keep reading! Also, don’t forget to create a free account to unlock more in-depth video resources that will get your business on the right foot. Sign up at

Establish your digital presence

Secure your desired social media handles, web addresses, etc. by filing a trademark in order to ensure that they’re all locked down. Also, make sure you have a privacy policy and terms of use that correspond to the type of work you do and the clients you serve. Don’t forget about ADA compliance as well when designing your website.

Be clear and concise

Check your contracts to ensure that your payment provisions are clear in the case of any issues such as delays or cancellations. Your payment provisions related to deposits or fees should be legally sound so you can pursue further legal action if ever necessary.

Make connections

Formulate a government relations strategy with others in your industry. Although many people think that government relations are only for major corporations or more complex industries, effective government relations can lead to a better likelihood of being included in beneficial policies and exemptions. Simply creating a packet or other form of informational material can help government leaders better understand the impacts their actions and decisions have on what you do.

Keep up with legal issues

We all know it can be hard to stay up to date on your business’ legal requirements as an entrepreneur. But, it’s extremely important. So here’s how you do so:
First, identify which government agencies and lawmakers directly impact your business. Check their website occasionally and follow them on social media to keep up with what they’re doing.
Form a relationship with a lawyer and a CPA that you trust so you can get professional advice. Although it does cost you money, it also saves you time and money in the long run by allowing you to anticipate problems that could arise and brainstorm solutions.

More about Jessica Vittorio and the Law Office of Jessica Vittorio

Jessica Vittorio owns a firm based in Dallas, TX that specializes in transactional business for early to mid-stage companies. As the daughter of two entrepreneurs, she grew up with a deep understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship and its unique ability to empower not only individual families but entire communities. You can find out more about her practice by visiting her website at, or following her on Instagram @txstartuplawyer, Twitter @vittoriojessica, or LinkedIn via
She regularly shares tidbits and content to help business owners navigate common legal questions and topics.