by the Rocket Lawyer Editorial Team

Starting a business is hard work. You've got to come up with a great idea, raise money, and find customers or clients. But starting a business is just the beginning. To make sure that your new venture lasts and isn't just a brief and difficult adventure, you will to need to run your business with as much focus and energy as you put into starting it. That can mean anything from staying compliant to filing for an IPO, and everything in between.

We're here to help. We'll cover all of the major legal stuff and point out pitfalls to avoid so that your new business can be a long-lasting success, no matter how you define it.

If you are just getting started with your new company, be sure to check out our guide on How to Start a Business. It covers everything from incorporation to business plans and business financing, and it provides the foundation for the helpful tips that you'll find below.

One note before we begin: though we'll go to great lengths to explain various rules and regulations for different business types, it's still a good idea to talk to a lawyer to ensure that everything is in order, as laws vary in every state.


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