I am Justin. I am a small business attorney located in Richmond, VA. I started this website as a way to empower people to follow their dreams. Many people either dream to or actually do start a business. How many times have you said to yourself, "wouldn't it be great if someone opened" or "someday I would like to?" This blog is here to give you the playbook for making that happen.
I have a degree in accounting and experience working in IT. During my law school days I interned with the state government. One year I worked in the Department of Commerce's small business outreach department, and another I spent reviewing proposed regulations for the executive branch. I have seen business from all different angles. I have seen it through the eyes of small business owners, through the eyes of government regulators, through the eyes of an accountant, and through the eyes of an attorney focusing his practice on helping small business. In all those experiences I saw the struggles of people just trying to start a business that can support their family. "The law" is an overwhelming thing and honestly attorneys, consultants, and accountants are expensive.
So that is why I started the DIY Entrepreneur Blog......
I started my own firm because I wanted to provide cost effective legal help to small business owners. During this process I have had the pleasure of working with many different entrepreneurs. This line of work always has me thinking about how I can reach and empower as many of these kind of business owners as possible. The easiest and most cost effective way to help is by putting in writing everything they will need to know.
The problem with most information you can find online (especially legal information) is that it is not state specific. I am in the process of writing DIY Entrepreneur Guides, which will give you step by step state specific guidance on forming a business. So through this website I am offering what I have learned to you, the Do it Yourself Entrepreneur.
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