We want your business startup to succeed with the FREE startup guide!

Starting a business is risky. Starting right makes all the difference.

Our business plan helps you get clear on where to start with financials first so that you manage risks, enjoy your job, and keep the doors open for years to come. Check it out!

Startup Guide

Business plan Guide

1

It’s Free.

We give you x# pages of worksheets, advice, and templates all for free. We want your business to succeed!

2

Learn how to finance the business.

How will you fund your business startup? We’ll help you figure out how much you can live on before the business gives you an income.

3

Tips on Keeping Startup Costs Low

Overhead costs can kill any startup. We’ll help you think through ways to keep your costs low.

4

Know When You Can Open

Every entrepreneur wants to open their business ASAP. We’ll help you figure out how soon you can open your business doors and maintain success.

Plus!

You get the mini business plan workbook.

This resource includes:

  1. Profit calculations based on your desired income
  2. Tips for market messaging
  3. How to identify your target customers

Here’s what people are saying about our resources!

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Rob FisherRob Fisher
18:22 05 May 24
Van NguyenVan Nguyen
22:50 29 Apr 24
I had never had any experience as a business owner before. There were many worries and concerns when making the decision to buy a business. I came to Surge Business Law Firm just because I read good reviews from others and hoped this law firm could really help me/us. After our initial consultation, my partners and I decided to choose Surge Business Law Firm to help us set up our business and guide us through the purchasing process. Matt and Jacqueline did tremendous work to help us overcome the obstacles we faced. They were very proactive on checking for any harm to our business and finding ways to protect our business. Matt and Jacqueline had guided us through every small step to resolve all legal issues from the beginning process until closing. If you are new to setting up your business or need a legal assistant for your business, I would recommend Surge Business Law Firm to you. Like us, you can feel secure when choosing Surge Business Law Firm. They are also very friendly, responsive and fun to work with 🙂
Minh Hoàng PhạmMinh Hoàng Phạm
21:46 29 Feb 24
Mattew is one of the best that I have met . He took care of my LLX set up very easy.
Stephanie JohnsonStephanie Johnson
01:02 24 Feb 24
As a lawyer myself, I never thought I’d say this, but even lawyers need a good lawyer. Especially when it comes to the wild world of tech startups. That’s where Matt Nuzum comes in.I was drowning in legal complexities and bad code, trying to salvage my legal tech startup. Developers had taken advantage, I’d lost money, and my dream seemed lost. But then I found Matt.He’s not just a lawyer; he’s a tech-savvy lawyer. He understood my situation, spoke my language (both legal and tech!), and offered clear, actionable advice. He didn’t just tell me what I couldn’t do; he helped me find a way forward.His guidance was invaluable. Matt wasn’t just professional, he was genuinely invested in my success. He took the time to understand my goals, my challenges, and my anxieties. He made me feel heard and supported, which is priceless in the chaotic world of startups.So, if you’re a lawyer, entrepreneur, or anyone navigating the intersection of technology and business, do yourself a favor and call Matt Nuzum. You won’t regret it!
Christy SchlothauerChristy Schlothauer
13:52 22 Feb 24
Brett RobertsBrett Roberts
22:52 20 Feb 24
Highly recommend Matt and the rest of the team. Consice, prompt and professional all the way. You won’t be disappointed contacting them.
Joshua WilkeJoshua Wilke
20:48 18 Jan 24
I am new to realestate investing and had never talked to a lawyer before. Matt was very approchable and extremely helpful with a resent eviction we had to do. He was very generous with his time and knowledge. I would highly recommmend Matt.
Andrea StewartAndrea Stewart
14:47 13 Jan 24
Aaron PieperAaron Pieper
03:13 13 Jan 24
Responsive, servant-hearted attorney!
Isaiah WrightIsaiah Wright
00:04 13 Jan 24
Michael KlenkMichael Klenk
19:05 13 Dec 23
Matt set up LLCs for our rental properties – from the initial planning meeting full of our questions to getting the final docs, it couldn’t have been easier. Good communication, fair pieces, expert help. He’s now our go-to for everything legal for our rental jbusiness. Thanks Matt!
Dean StephensonDean Stephenson
15:09 11 Oct 23
Matt listens well and communicates well. He gets on your level and breaks things down to help you understand. He truly wants to help your business succeed.
Elena GurevichElena Gurevich
15:50 18 Mar 23
Matthew is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I had the pleasure of working with him on some business questions and he took the time to explain everything in detail making sure I understood everything before we moved forward. I would highly recommend Matthew to anyone looking for a great attorney.
Crystal UnderwoodCrystal Underwood
23:53 30 Jan 23
I’m not even under contract (yet) and Matt has been absolutely AMAZING! He has taken the time to take phone calls, offer guidance, and follows up at just the right times. I can’t say enough fantastic things about Matt and his service. We are beyond thankful and feel at ease knowing Matt is caring for us and our small business.
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Take a sneak peak into the lives of too many business owners.

It looks like burnout, a lot of work they didn’t plan for, and closer in 5 years. That doesn’t have to be you!

Planning ahead can save you a lot of unneeded stress and burnout.

The secret? Financials first! People often like to think about their business startup plans in terms of branding, products they’ll sell, where they’ll setup, and what they’ll do with their work days. But they often totally forget about profit and overhead.

This guide takes a financials first approach so that you’ll be ready for to start sooner, enjoy your work, and keep the doors open.