If you are looking to set up a business where you help people with a service inside their homes, you want to contact a lawyer. Even if you will be the only employee, and you will be traveling around to do different services, you want to know the risks, and you want to make sure that you're covered. Here are some of the things to talk with your lawyer about so you can make sure that everything with your business is legal, and that you are protected from lawsuits and liability problems.

Contracts to Enter Homes

If you are doing massages, physical therapy, house cleaning, or any type of work where you are going into other people's homes, you want to make sure that you have a contract that gives you permission to enter in advance. You don't want there to be any confusion later on, or for them to say that you didn't have permission to come in.

There will be other information in the documents signed, acknowledging that you are there to perform a service and that you have permission to perform that service. This way you have it in writing that they were hiring you to provide a service.

Liability Insurance Needs

You want to have liability coverage against a variety of things. You never know if someone will try to sue you and say that you caused property damage, damage to their physical or mental health, or another issue, and you want to be protected. Without the property coverage, you could end up owing for a lifetime if there was an accident or problem.

Payment and Tax Questions

You want to know how much you should charge people for the services, how much the tax rate is, to add in the cost of the services, and then also how much you should save a quarter. This way you aren't shocked when it's tax time at the end of the year, and you are prepared for what is to come.

There are a lot of risks when you choose to go into business and offer services for others, but you can also save a lot of money if you have a business and you don't have your own commercial space to manage. Talk with a law firm about what you have to prepare for, and how to make sure you manage your business with minimal risks.