Conventional wisdom (and many lawyers) will tell you that, if you’re a business owner or manager, you will get yourself in trouble if you don’t have a good business lawyer. But when I hear this, I view this as somewhat of a negative statement, which frankly annoys me. I assume that smart business people do not want to be belittled and told that, they if they don’t have a lawyer, they will be too naive or inexperienced to avoid pitfalls.

This combined with poor well actually no financial management led me to financial devastation. I could deny all of this and base it on something else, yet I would still know the truth. When I made this choice I had no idea of the impact it would have on my life. I knew it would be tough, I just figured it would take me less time to achieve the level of success and monetization I wanted if I could dedicate all of my energy into my business.

It will generally take 3-6 months to make a profit and this will be small. Therefore calculate that you will be funding your business without seeing returns for at least that length of time. It often takes at least a year to get established. Patience is the key to survival here. For your first 6 months to a year reinvest any profits back into the business. in this way you will be able to grow and develop your business at a better pace.

Now, if you are looking for a lawyer or are not happy with your present solicitor, how do you choose a great business lawyer. But first a definition. What is a business lawyer? I personally distinguish a business lawyer from a corporate or commercial lawyer. To me the business lawyer in the classic sense of the term denotes the classic lawyer-client relationship where the lawyer is more than someone who cranks out paper. I define the business lawyer as your quasi business partner or confidante. Someone you can confide it, who can solve your problems, understand you and help you grow.

Lawyers are not protected under the FDCPA. They can be, and as a practical matter the one suing you probably is, a debt collector. However, if the lawyer is representing an original creditor and acting in its name, he will be treated as an original creditor. If you are being sued by a debt collector, chances are good that the lawyer is also a debt collector, you can pretty much count on it. He can be sued for things he does wrong.

Do you often order for things without reading the bottom line? Many advertisers depend on people not reading the fine print. It sounds like you’re getting a bargain but you wind up paying more because you didn’t read the fine print.

You must develop this money managing habits to get you richer. Although doing this everyday may sound tedious. But it is very important to know where your money has spent and how much you have saved. Many businesses failed because they don’t know how to manage their financial and money properly. So don’t be one of them! To your success.