What does it take to start a document preparation business? I'm from Illinois and I was running a document preparation business there for years (we called it a paralegal business). I lost my job a couple of months ago, and was thinking I should start a business here. It might be just the thing to do in this economy. What do I need to do?
I have my Paralegal Certificate and an Associate in Applied Science. I worked as an LDA in California for a couple of years, around 2005-2007 I believe. I have been out of the profession for a long time as when I moved home to VA it is not legal (or wasn't then) to work independently as in CA. So, I work for an insurance company. I kept up my CLE for a few years but then stopped. My kids are grown almost so thinking of getting back into the profession in FL. Can I and what would it take exactly?