If there’s still an American dream, this is it — starting your own business, whether it’s an LLC or some other form. It’s not for everyone: the hours are long, competition is fierce and there are financial risks lurking everywhere.

But when it works, there’s nothing like it.

That’s why so many of us dream of owning our own business and a surprising number of us actually try it every year. Yes, many fail the first time or two but they often make it big the second or third time around. And even if you don’t strike it rich, running your own business keeps your juices flowing, engages your creativity and forces you to do things you don’t think you know how to do.

We’re here to help. While you may think of Wall Street when you think of New York businesses, we think of the sub shop in Queens, the blinds and shade shop on Long Island and the free lance bookkeeper in Albany. We’ve collected a series of articles and resource guides to help you stay on track and avoid the pitfalls that can confound the new business owner.

Use our contact page  to ask us questions. If we know the answer, we’ll respond. If not, we’ll try to refer you to someone who does know. Our lawyers remind us that such inquiries may be treated as requests for legal consultation but you are under no obligation to any attorney who contacts you.

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