Those who embark on the journey of becoming an entrepreneur and launching their own company will have their work cut out for them. Honestly, it can be difficult, especially in the beginning and with little experience. This is why obtaining small business advice is so important for almost any small company, regardless of where they may be in the startup phase. Advisement can help prevent the owner from making costly mistakes not only in the beginning but further down the road. These mistakes, no matter how small they may seem, can inevitably be disastrous for a small company. Advising can include but is not limited to subjects regarding legal aspects of the business, financial information and even recruitment or advertising. Although this is typically not a free service, it is one that should be considered necessary and should be incorporated into the budget.