When a person thinks of a company, they may think of things like offices and factories. However, not all businesses involve this much in the way of physical infrastructure. Some business owners, for example, run their company out of their home.
One type of at-home business entrepreneurs who like to be outside sometimes opt to go with are backyard businesses. These are companies whose business operations are run out of one’s backyard. Some examples of business activities that could potentially be done out of one’s backyard include: animal raising, food production, gardening and training/instruction. How varied backyard businesses can be in type can seen in a recent article on Small Business Trends’ website, which lists 50 backyard business ideas.
The lack of needing major physical infrastructure is among the things a person may find to be one of the significant upsides of a backyard business. It could reduce the costs and complexity of running the business.
However, even with their greater simplicity, there are still plenty of impactful legal matters that can come up for backyard businesses. Sophisticated physical infrastructure is far from the only thing such matters can come up in connection to. For one, they can also come up in maintaining the correct permits and authorization to operate the business. They can also come up in connection to common business interactions, such as interactions with customers and other businesses. Such interactions can be a big part of even the simplest backyard businesses.
So, whether a business owner runs a business out of a sophisticated office or factory, or out of their home’s backyard, they may want guidance on the legal issues connected to their business from a lawyer skilled in business law matters.
Source: Small Business Trends, “50 Small Businesses to Start in Your Backyard,” Jan. 21, 2017