southernbizlaw_egoym2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Do I need to hire a lawyer before starting my business? What does it mean to “incorporate” my business? Does my business need a license to operate legally? How do I trademark my business name? Is it too late to “incorporate” after my business is up and running? Does our “partnership” agreement have to be in writing? Should a lawyer write my business plan? How do I keep my business information confidential?