There are many legal aspects to starting a business in Louisiana. It is important that any applicable regulations are adhered to, that the right permits are obtained, that any necessary paperwork is filed with the appropriate entity and that any applicable fees are paid. It is a lot to undertake.

One aspect of starting a new business that should not be overlooked, though, is executing a business plan. This document can provide details on what each party’s role and responsibilities will be in the new enterprise. It can serve as a roadmap for how the business will be structured and operated, as well as how the parties intend to expand the business down the road.

Business plans can also help those who are seeking funding for their enterprise. Investors will be able to see how the business will be structured and operated, as well as what the projection is for business growth, giving them more confidence that investing in the business would be a financially sound move.

There are two general types of business plans a business owner can choose from. One is a traditional business plan. This type of plan utilizes a standard structure and will contain many details regarding the formation, operation and growth of the business. The other type of business plan is a lean startup plan. While these still follow a standard structure, they only summarize key points regarding the business and are generally much shorter than a traditional business plan.

Executing a business plan is an important part of business formation. Those who are in the process of forming a business may want to seek professional guidance when it comes to their business plan, to ensure it will be legally sound. Business law attorneys have experience in these matters and may be of assistance.