How to Start a Small Business

We consider ourselves part of the Alexandria, Fairfax and Northern Virginia business community. We take pride in the fact that, over the course of more than 30 years, we have helped small, local businesses enrich the larger community by getting them started and guiding them along their way. We have the acumen to help you protect your business enterprise and your personal interests, starting with entity formation.

Entity Formation and Liability Protection

The primary consideration in choosing a business entity is protection from liability. Depending on the nature of your business, there are a variety of options available. We provide registered agent services for entity selection and startup, advising you on the merits of forming a limited liability company (LLC), corporation, partnership or family limited partnership.

We address the immediate issue with an eye toward the long-term needs of your business. Before offering advice on entity choice, we will take the time to learn about your business. In order to make certain incorporation or any other entity choice is appropriate, we’ll ask you a variety of questions, including:

  • Who are the people involved?
  • What are the products and services offered?
  • Will it be an Internet business?
  • Will there be a storefront or will there be both an online and a physical presence?
  • What plans do you have for the future?

Guiding Small Businesses Down the Right Path

Our business and corporate law services do not end at entity formation. Our longevity and experience mean that our clients frequently come back to us to handle the wide range of day-to-day legal matters that small businesses encounter, as well as the more complex problems, including commercial litigation. Count on us to help guide your business toward success.


When you’re ready to call, we’re ready to help. Reach us at 703-836-9030, or contact us here.

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