Picking Professional Services Firms One of the most important things you can do as an entrepreneur is to surround yourself with a great lawyer (as I mentioned in my posting on negotiating term sheets) and a great accountant. Brad’s advice here is excellent: Choose professionals carefully: It may be tempting to use your wife’s brother’s friend’s neighbor as your lawyer, because he will give you a great rate and you see him at the neighborhood barbecue, but you get what you pay for. The same is true for accountants and other services that your business will use. Find professionals who know what they are doing and have experience with young companies. I echo that and would add to it a…
A Small Rant About Lawyers My least favorite thing about lawyers (and I don’t make that statement lightly) is when they spend more of your money arguing why they shouldn’t do something than they’d spend if they just sat down and did the darn thing to begin with. Hmmmph.