Congratulations! You have taken a huge step in deciding to open your own business. You have become your own boss. You can make decisions which you feel are in the best interest of your new company. You also have a great feeling of pride, which is immeasurable.
The hard part is over- you have taken the initiative, the leap of faith to pursue your own dream. However, to ensure you give yourself the best possible start, it is prudent to have everything lined up to prepare your new business for success and to protect it.
You need a team to help you. There are many aspects of opening and running a business that have probably never crossed your mind. For instance, how should you incorporate your business? What kind of contracts do you need for employees and vendors? How do you know if your lease has protections for you? How do you protect the new ideas you may invent? If you have a business partner, what happens if you disagree on something in the future? What kinds of benefits should you offer employees?