When I finally got up the nerve to open my own business I began selling a few products I had patents pending for. Filing a patent was complicated, but I thought I filled everything out correctly, but to my surprise, my patent got rejected. I panicked, because other people now knew about my product and I didn't want anyone stealing my idea. I called an attorney, and thankfully, he was able to get everything straightened out quickly and file a patent that got accepted. I know there are other business owners out there determined to do everything themselves, like I was, but I found out that legal matters are much too complicated for me to tackle myself. I have learned a lot about business law by working with my attorney, so I decided to start a blog to share some of my experiences and tips with other business owners!