Legal-Ease: Small business needs team of advisers

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

Every entrepreneur should consider working with five crucial partners: an attorney, an accountant, an insurance agent, a lender and a financial adviser. Good attorneys will work with small business owners to help them minimize liability, and some attorneys limit their practices to this area of the law. Entrepreneurs should find members of their advisory team that are smart, passionate, focused, willing and qualified to serve their respective roles.

An owner’s intelligence or work ethic is not always dispositive of a small business’s (including a farm’s) success.

In fact, the “advisory team” for a small business can disproportionately affect that business’s success or failure. That advisory team consists of more than the attorney. There are five crucial “partners” for each entrepreneur: attorney, accountant, insurance agent, lender and financial adviser.

Read Lee’s full article on small businesses in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Small business needs a team of advisers

Source:, Legal-Ease: Small business needs a team of advisers by Lee R. Schroeder, April 26, 2014

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