EIT Food Startup Manual – Module 4
4. The legal stuff…
Getting your legal and trading requirement foundations in place is key. Doing it early in your journey will save you a headache in the future. Unfortunately, this area is complicated and technical. Legal documents are often incomprehensible to normal human beings and mistakes can be costly.
That said, you also don’t want to blow your whole startup budget on lawyers and legal advisors. In this section, we’ll help you think about key areas that should be considered, think about your level of risk and, consequently, the level or resources you may wish to put towards this area. We’re not giving you legal advice here… our insurance doesn’t cover it. This is not an exhaustive list of laws and requirements.