Starting a business begins with an idea, but it certainly does not does not end there. between the concept and the commencement of operations there are several legal matters that you must decide upon. This post touches on some of them.
To begin with, you will need to decide on the form that your business will take. It can be as simple as a sole proprietorship or as formal as a "C" corporation, depending on how much protection you believe you will need based on the legal entity status of the business as well as certain accounting considerations. Related to the decision about the business form decision are the questions of whether you will have any employees or shareholders; depending on the answers you give, some business types will be either impractical or desirable.