JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
AP Business Writer
With state and local governments frequently adding laws, ordinances and regulations, small business owners likely will find it hard or impossible to keep track of all the requirements they must meet in the course of running their companies.
Whether they're employers, doing construction or are involved in highly regulated work like running a restaurant, owners should consider getting help from consultants or professionals like lawyers or accountants, especially since they may also have to comply with federal statutes or rules.
Getting advice and guidance will head off problems, even lawsuits, down the road, says Scott Scheel, president of The Commercial Academy, a commercial and retail real estate owner and manager. He notes that companies that vio