When small businesses start up, the two areas where they most often seek professional advise are Legal and Accounting. What structure is best for their business? A Partnership, LLC or Corporation all have different requirements and advantages. What basic accounting systems are required for taxation and record keeping needs to be addressed up front. Other areas that are important for start ups are whether to contract out services or to hire employees, how to rent commercial space and modify it for you use, and how do you protect your ideas from someone stealing them.