Right up there with finding new clients, it seems as if freelancing legal questions and advice are commonly talked about, and with good reason.

If you don’t know the answers to certain legal questions when starting and growing your business, then you could potentially set yourself to be in a very tough position.

Millo has a great article that will answer 4 common legal questions that many freelancers might not think about.

I know that #2 is one that is commonly overlooked.

2) Have I filed with my state?

Once you’ve decided on the type of entity you want your business to be, you need to actually form it by having a state government recognize its existence.

Assuming you want to base your business in the state you live in, the process will take less than 10 minutes:

  • Visit your secretary of state’s website and download the documents.
  • You’ll need your company name, address and phone number.

Send the documents along with a check or a credit card authorization form. (Some states allow you to file electronically.)”

See the entire article at Millo.