Written By Tony Burke
As a business lawyer, I have spent decades giving business legal advice, immersing myself in commercial legal issues, writing commercial litigation and grappling with Small Business laws and regulations. In short, over several decades, I have been living and breathing the ups and downs, the highs and the lows, the excitements and the disappointments of running my own successful Small Business and as a lawyer focusing on the needs of many hundreds of Small Business proprietors.
Eventually, after several decades of practicing law and working with small business owners, what once seemed new and revelatory and transformative becomes so self-evident as to barely warrant comment. The net consequence is that we business lawyers forget to have proper regard for what we know and the transformative effect it can have of those who seek our advice.
The purpose of this handbook is to gather together a series of rants and raves, reflections and ruminations on matters Small Business. This is the stuff I wish I had known on Day One.
Topics discussed include:
- Succession planning
- Recruitment and staff issues
- How to manage cash flow
- How to juggle multiple responsibilities
- The importance of looking after your health
- The upsides of running your own business