American Bar Association Legal Guide for Small Business Everything You Need to Know about Small Business, from Start-Up to Employment Laws to Financing and Selling

ISBN-10: 037572303X

ISBN-13: 9780375723032

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Large Type)

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List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Random House Information Group
Publication date: 6/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

First Steps
Getting Started
Business Ideas-and Funding Them
Clearing the Decks
Keeping the Legal Side in Mind Can Save Time and Money
Do You Need A Lawyer?
A Quick Guide to When You Need Legal Help-and When You Don't
Choosing a Business Lawyer
How to Find the Right Lawyer for Your Company
Buying a Business
The Basics, Including How You Can Maximize Your Advantage
Is Franchising for You?
Practical, Hands-on Tips for Evaluating a Franchise Opportunity
Understanding and Negotiating the Franchise Agreement
Don't Be Intimidated When Confronted by Those Bulky Legal Documents
Setting Up Shop
If Your Business is Ten Feet from the Kitchen
Be Worry-Free by Taking Care of These Wrinkles Affecting Home-Based Businesses
Location, Location, Location
Your Guide to Protecting Yourself in Leasing Property-and More
Buying Peace of Mind
That's What Insurance Is for-but Don't Forget the Legal Dimensions
Types of Business Organizations Which Legal Form Should You Choose
Sole Proprietorships
It's Easy. It's Popular-but Know What You're Getting Into
They Come in Many Flavors, Including General and Limited-Which One's for You?
Is a Corporation for You?
They're Persons Under the Law, Which Opens Up Many Intriguing Possibilities
Limited Trouble-and Paperwork
Find Out Why Limited Liability Companies Are Sweeping the Country
So What's the Best Business Form for You?
We Lay Out Your Options-the Choice is Yours
A Section About People Dealing with Employees and Customers
Hiring Employees
Hiring Without Hassles
Laws Affecting Employees
A Short Course on Law in the Workplace-and How Knowing What's Up Can Benefit You
Terminating Employees
We Cover Everything from Tips on How to Let Someone Go to Noncompete Agreements
Maintaining a Safe Place of Business
For Your Employees, Customers, Business Contacts, and Other Folks on Your Premises
The Legal Side of Dealing with Customers
All You Need to Know About the Consumer Protection Laws
Extending Credit
Bottom-Line Tips on Accepting Checks and Credit Cards and Offering Your Own Credit
The Check Isn't in the Mail!
Collection Do's and Don'ts for Small-Business Owners
Running the Business
Understanding Legally Enforceable Agreements in Your Business's Transactions
Special Contract Terms
Some Tips on What those Strange Clauses Will Mean to You
What If There's a Dispute?
Keeping the Lid on Time, Hassles, and Costs
Too Good to Be True
Watch Out for These Scams Against Your Business
Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights
The Lowdown on Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Service Marks, and More
The Taxman Cometh
Business Taxes 101
Knowing the Basics of Taxation Can Help You Plan-and Save Money
Then There's the State and the City...
A Quick Look at How You Can Owe Less
Tangling with the Government
You Have Rights-Know How to Use Them
Various Endings ... Some Happy, Some Not
Sink or Swim-Facing Financial Difficulties
The Law, and Your Lawyer, May Be Able to Help
Selling a Business
There Are Plenty of Possible Arrangements-but You Want the Best
Retirement Planning for the Business Owner
The Law Gives You a Lot of Attractive Options
Till Death Do Us Part
What Will Happen to Your Family Business When You Die? Plan Ahead to Avoid Disaster.
The World at Your Fingertips
The Best Places to Turn for More Information-Including Sites on Doing Business on the Web
About the Author
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