Do I need to tell any other regulators?
There may be some more to do if you’re entering a regulated industry, such as liquor sales. Speak to friends in the industry, or the industry representative body, to find out if there are special requirements for your type of business.
Should I trademark a business name?
You can legally protect a business name and logo to prevent others from mimicking your identity. This can be a valuable step for businesses that plan to invest a lot in making their brand widely known.
This area of the law can get complicated – especially if you expand into overseas markets and find there’s a business there with a similar name. Ask for advice from a legal professional with experience in this area.
At the very least, use trademark registries (and search engines) to check that no one already has your business name. It’s an easy way to save yourself a lot of hassle.
Chapter 10: Small business insurance
There are dozens of things that can go wrong when you start a business. Fortunately, there are also dozens of small business insurance policies.Read chapter 10