Running a business of any size can be a risky business and therefore obtaining advice from a commercial solicitor could save a lot of problems and money. Commercial law firms can help from the start with setting up the company, or partnership, to ensure that all stakeholders are represented as anticipated. Later on it will be important to draft contracts (e.g. for suppliers and customers) to protect the business from potential corporate claims any minimise any losses. Small business may happily start off with off the shelf contracts but as they grow should consider employing the services of experienced business solicitors to protect them from risks they are not even aware of yet.