Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business

ISBN-10: 1413317391

ISBN-13: 9781413317398

Edition: 13th

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Start and run your business with this all-in-one book. Small business owners are regularly confronted by a bewildering array of legal questions and problems. Ignoring them can lead to disaster -- but with lawyers typically charging $200-$300 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse. Fortunately, you have a better alternative.Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Businessclearly explains the practical and legal information you need to:. raise start-up money. choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or LLC. get licenses and permits. buy or sell a business or franchise. negotiate a favorable lease. insure your business. hire independent contractors safely. understand small business tax rules. pick and protect a good name. resolve legal disputes. adopt the best customer policies. enter into strong contracts. cope with financial problems This edition is thoroughly updated for 2012, including the latest regulations, tax numbers, and business realities in a changing economy.
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List price: $39.99
Edition: 13th
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 4/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Your Legal Companion for Starting and Running a Small Business
Which Legal Form Is Best for Your Business?
Structuring a Partnership Agreement
Creating a Corporation
Creating a Limited Liability Company
Preparing for Ownership Changes With a Buyout Agreement
Naming Your Business and Products
Licenses and Permits
Tax Basics for the Small Business
Raising Money for Your Business
Buying a Business
Franchises: How Not to Get Burned
Insuring Your Business
Negotiating a Favorable Lease
Home-Based Business
Employees and Independent Contractors
The Importance of Excellent Customer Relations
Legal Requirements for Dealing With Customers
Cash, Credit Cards, and Checks
Extending Credit and Getting Paid
Put It in Writing: Small Business Contracts
The Financially Troubled Business
Resolving Legal Disputes
Representing Yourself in Small Claims Court
Lawyers and Legal Research
A Appendix: Checklist for Starting a Small Business
I Index
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