What to Do When You’re Expecting to Start a Business: Advice for Potential Entrepreneurs

This week we’re welcoming Jonathan Walls, a potential business owner who’s developing a board game concept. Carrie does her first business consultation with Jonathan, and we get to listen in! We hear what Carrie learned from her branding consultant, Emily Wells, and then we talk through Jonathan’s questions: Should he start an LLC or an S Corp? Use Legal Zoom or a lawyer? What are the pros and cons of raising money through investors versus with a Kickstarter? And how should Jonathan value the contributions of his business partner?

Mentioned in this episode: 

Emily Wells Consulting

Emily Wells Localist Episode

Legal Zoom


Michael Dollins

Michael Dollins Localist Episode

Carrie’s Kickstarter Course


Church Street Coffee and Books 



About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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