ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Law firm Carlton Fields has unveiled LaunchtoThrive.com, a microsite that provides legal documents, resources, and free counsel to entrepreneurs. The aim is to help startups master multiple business challenges with tailored services and support. The site has launched in both English and Spanish in order to include Hispanic entrepreneurs throughout the country.
"LaunchtoThrive.com expands on Carlton Fields' longstanding commitment to entrepreneurs throughout the country," said Gail Podolsky, a Carlton Fields shareholder in Atlanta and chair of the firm's technology industry group. "The microsite was created to provide entrepreneurs with critical resources from a trusted source. Our goal is to support the startup community, build lasting relationships, and help these companies thrive."
"The Spanish language add-on is essential as it allows us to reach out to a population of entrepreneurs that has been underserviced and under-marketed," added Podolsky.
Hispanics are at the forefront of creating businesses across sectors. According to the 2015 briefing presented by Geoscape and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic businesses are growing at more than 15 times the rate of all U.S. firms and "during the latest 8-year period from 2007 to 2015, Hispanic-owned business' revenue jumped by an astonishing 88 percent to nearly $661 billion." And Information measurement firm Nielsen found that "Latinos are 'the most influential segment since the baby boomers,' representing a $1.5 trillion consumer market."
Free legal resources become especially crucial in light of recent data showing that less than half of all startups reach the five-year anniversary of their founding. Furthermore, legal issues are frequently cited as an impediment to success; the cost of top-notch lawyers often discourages startups from even seeking counsel – a problem Carlton Fields intends to solve.
LaunchtoThrive.com features easy-to-access links and downloads of documents such as bylaws, articles of organization and incorporation, trademark assignment and license forms, nondisclosure and employment agreements, and much more. A "Recent Resources" queue includes expert articles and interviews on keys to time management, wage and hour laws, considerations for going public, and data security preparedness, among other topics.
"We're partnering with diverse entrepreneurs at every level of the business launch, from business formation to raising capital, from growth planning to exit strategies," said Gregory M. Gilman, a member of the firm's technology industry group who resides in Los Angeles. "LaunchtoThrive.com provides them with an easily navigable online database of information for each stage of their growth."
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About Carlton Fields: Carlton Fields has nearly 400 attorneys and government and financial services consultants serving clients from offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Washington, D.C. The firm is known for its national litigation practice, including class action defense, trial practice, white-collar representation, and high-stakes appeals; its regulatory practice; and its handling of sophisticated business transactions and corporate counseling for domestic and international clients. For additional information, visit www.carltonfields.com. (Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A. practices law in California through Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP.)
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