Know What You Don’t Know
Helps patrons “know what they don’t know” about legal issues
Hours per year
In Legal Fees
Future Legal Problems
When I came across Legal GPS, a lightbulb went off. Yes, this tool can help my startups navigate those waters of business formation types of questions and then also how taxation plays into that. And being able to play around with the tool, run through different scenarios but also do it in really bite-sized and digestible bits of workflow. That's really helpful. Rather than just handing somebody a book and saying: 'Here's everything you need to know about forming an LLC." That could be pretty daunting. So, count me as a fan! I think that this will serve our startup communities really well. Legal GPS is gonna be a really handy tool for them.
Legal GPS can give you a legal roadmap to help patrons and avoid any “legal advice” issues. See how libraries and Legal GPS first serendipitously found a great connection and how a business librarian from Kansas City, Hadiza Sa’Aadu. And how having Legal GPS has made Hadiza’s “job SO MUCH easier with regard to providing resources to patrons who are looking for foundational legal knowledge.” See The Story
Once we partner, let us know how you prefer to market to your patrons and we’ll provide you whatever you need. Here’s a preview of how we can help:
Throw a launch event or host ongoing legal events to showcase business resources. We’ll provide you turnkey ideas to make it as simple and impactful as possible.
Use email, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn templates to let patrons know about the library’s new innovative legal resource
Let us know what collateral you need and we’ll create it in-house -- it’s a win-win-win when more patrons use Legal GPS!
This is Will. Like most new entrepreneurs, he feels like he's "in the dark" and isn't sure where to start. He can't afford to hire attorney, much like the other 75% of business owners who don't hire one at first.
Will can figure out a few things, like how to file a document to form an LLC. But the problem is that that's only the tip of the iceberg. Will can't avoid future legal problems he never knew to solve.
But there are many legal pieces Will doesn't know he doesn't know. And if you don’t cover legal essentials before they become a problem, then it becomes too little too late.
Almost 1 in 10 of all businesses fail directly as a result of legal challenges. But a majority of other failures can occur because of indirect legal issues -- issues people don’t think of as “legal.”
It’s intellectual property issues where someone’s idea, if properly protected, could have prevented a competitor from profiting off their own idea or customer list.
It’s miscommunication issues when two partners have different expectations. Or a bad contract with a contractor or vendor.
These new companies are fragile. They can’t handle small setbacks in the beginning. And so many of them fail to realize their own passion because they had to operate at a disadvantage that couldn’t be overcome.