Starting a martial arts school requires a lot of legal work from the structuring, registering of your business, to creating employee contracts etc. But not all start ups have the money for lawyers to do these kind of things. Lawyers aren’t cheap, they can charge you hundreds of dollars per hour, good money that you can allocate on other parts of your school.
If you are looking for ways on how to get cheap legal services, then I might just have the solution for you.
Do It Yourself
There are websites that can help you if you want to apply for a patent for your product or idea, or if you want to be registered as an LLC. RocketLawyer.com, LawDepot.com, and LegalZoom.com are some of the websites that can help you with these things. They charge less compared to a real life personal lawyer and you’ll do everything in front of a computer. The forms are guided and very easy to understand. Just be reminded that fees vary from state to state.
Well, at least not face to face, for now. Aside from the websites mentioned above, there are other sites that let you ask legal questions and they’ll be answered by a group of real lawyers. RocketLawyer.com just acquired LawPivot.com, so aside from step by step legal forms, RocketLawyer.com now has a question and answer platform for all your questions. There are also a lot of different websites that you can try like FreeAdvice.com or Dilawctory.com.
Have The Family and Friends Discount
This may sound obvious, but if you really need face to face time with a lawyer then you can ask help from a family member or a friend. If you don’t have any lawyers in your current network, then it’s time to go out and meet some new people. Ask your family and friends if they know a good lawyer. When you do meet one, be honest and say that you don’t have that big of a fund to spend. And if you’re martial arts school makes it big, repay that lawyer with more business in the future, or give himÂ referrals from your other friends.
Getting the legal parts of your martial arts school is important, so don’t neglect to take care of these issues right away. But even though it’s important, you don’t need to spend a fortune for legal advice. Sometimes, all you need is boldness, and a little creativity.