Wow! I'm in Business: A Crash Course in Business Basics

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Nolo, 2008 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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Have the drive, but need the "know how" to start and run a business? This book is for you! Named a "Top 10 Career Book of 2005" by Joyce Lain Kennedy, syndicated careers columnist. If your pastime and passion has started bringing in money, you may be wondering, "Am I in business -- and if so, how do I run it?." Feeling nervous? Don't! Thousands of people who knew absolutely nothing about business are now reaping the benefits of their hard work -- and experiencing the satisfaction of succeeding on their own. You can, too -- and Whoops! I'm in Business will show you how. Let it guide you through the entire business lifecycle. You'll find answers to the unknowns that may be holding you back, such as: Is this the right business for me? Should I quit my day job? What do I really need to know about bookkeeping? Do I need licenses and permits? Where do I get them? Can I borrow money? How? What do I need to know about contracts? What should I know about income taxes? and many more... Whoops! I'm in Business is packed with practical tips, resources and the stories of people who made the transition from business newbie to successful entrepreneur. Don't wonder about what to do with your idea any longer -- find answers in this book!
  

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User Review  - Justus - Goodreads

Good for hitting the ground. I have a lot of questions about how to get there, but at least the roadmap seems a little clearer. Nice overview of the issues involved. Read full review

Review: Whoops! I'm in Business: A Crash Course in Business Basics

User Review  - Goodreads

Good for hitting the ground. I have a lot of questions about how to get there, but at least the roadmap seems a little clearer. Nice overview of the issues involved. Read full review

Contents

Your Business Companion
1
1 Is This the Right Business for You?
3
2 Managing Your Money
11
3 Should You Incorporate or Form an LLC?
29
4 Insurance
47
5 Raising Money for Your Business
65
6 Do You Need a Business Plan?
83
7 Getting Paid
97
13 Licenses Permits and Other Paperwork
179
14 Marketing Basics
187
15 Shipping and Returns
207
16 Working From Home
213
17 Leasing Space
229
18 Taking Your Business Online
243
19 Should You Quit Your Day Job?
255
How It Affects Taxes
263

8 Hiring Help
107
9 Working With or Bringing in Family Members
125
10 Whos Afraid of Contracts?
135
11 Protecting Business Ideas
153
12 Using Names and Trademarks
167
21 Paying Your Taxes
271
22 Tax Deductions
285
Index
309
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, crafts people, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law, Patent Pending in 24 Hours and Patent, Copyright & Trademark. Lisa Guerin is an editor at Nolo specializing in employment law. She is the author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Dealing with Problem Employees, The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook.

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