Starting a Small Business

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

Finding The Right Attorney For The Job

According to, “There are two professionals every business will need early on: an accountant and a lawyer.  The reasons for hiring an accountant are pretty obvious…The reason for hiring a business attorney may not, however, be so apparent.  A good business attorney will provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business, from basic zoning compliance and copyright and trademark advice to formal business incorporation and lawsuits and liability.”  As a small business owner, you’ll want a business attorney with a comprehensive skill set, including:  contracts, business organizations, real estate, taxes and licenses, as well as intellectual property.

A Common Misperception

Most small business owners have the misperception that attorneys are expensive, and as a result, they only hire an attorney experienced with business matters when confronted with a serious legal matter (i.e. being sued by a customer).  The reality is, legal assistance is a cost of doing business which often saves a business owner time and money, and helps their business in the long run.

For The Love Of The Barbecue

Recently, Rahmati Law Firm had the pleasure of assisting a client in the startup of his new small business venture, We “B” Smokin’.  Barry Brand, owner, always had the passion to grill.  “It’s just something about cooking outdoors”, he said.  Barry and his wife, Angela, have always enjoyed entertaining family and friends, and they quickly noticed that their get-togethers always centered around one thing…Barry’s grill.

As a toddler, their daughter, Taylor, asked him “Daddy, you been smoking?  Where is the meat?” and there you have it…the birth of We “B” Smokin’.  To bring his idea to life, Barry hired Rahmati Law Firm to assist him with some business basics:  selecting the form of business entity best suited for him, registering his business with the Secretary of State, securing his business licenses and other essentials.

Doing Great Work By Doing What You Love

Through the years, Barry has studied the science of grilling, the best techniques, the best methods of preparation, and the best grills.  He even designed his own 250-lb propane grill that helped him introduce his talents to the world.  He’s won countless competitions, including:

  • 2nd place – Best Buckin’ BBQ Competion – 2011 (Boston Butts)
  • People’s Choice Award – Best Buckin’ BBQ Competion – 2012 (Boston Butts)
  • 2nd place – Best Buckin’ BBQ Competion – 2012 (Ribs)
  • 4th place – Anything Butt Competition – Riverfest – 2013
  • 2nd place – Locust Grove Baptist Church in New Market – 2014 (Boston Butts)
  • People’s Choice Award – Riverfest – 2014 (Boston Butts)
  • Top 10 – Smoking Not Allowed In School Competition – 2016 (Ribs)

Barry also enjoys his passion for grilling by volunteering his expertise at local churches and community events.  When asked what he’s done to make grilled meats so great, his response is “I just continue to fuel my passion for making people happy, perfect my craft in the great outdoors and engage my talents for the glory of God.  A simple recipe for success.”

We “B” Smokin’ is a proud member of the Kansas City Barbecue Society.  For information on We “B” Smokin’, please contact Barry Brand at (256) 509-7580.

“No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.” 

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