Protect Yourself

Innovators should seek to mitigate some of the risks common in startups, before launch.

Innovators often begin this process by discerning whether to form a legal entity and if so, both deciding the optimal type of legal entity and registering that legal entity with the State of Iowa.  

Innovators can register their legal entities with the Secretary of State or work with their legal counsel to do so. IASourceLink provides information relating to many of the common business issues faced by startups, including the legal entity registration process.

Founders also often need general commercial and business legal advice. A number of the following providers offer free initial consultations for startups: