Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

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NOLO, Apr 14, 2011 - Law - 458 pages
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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 Business clearly 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

    The 12th edition is revised to provide the latest regulations, tax numbers and business realities in a changing economy. It also provides a start-up checklist, an expanded discussion about choosing a business structure, updates to bankruptcy law -- and much more.
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    User Review  - NathanaelS - LibraryThing

    This Nolo guide does a very good job explaining the legal issues most likely to confront a small business owner. It covers the formation of the business and the paperwork necessary to to get that done ... Read full review

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    User Review  - Rosenectur - LibraryThing

    NOLO books are the best for legal reference. Because they are reference books you'll never need all of it. Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business is the same. It will help you decide ... Read full review

    About the author (2011)

    Attorney Fred S. Steingold practices law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An expert on small business law, he represents and advises many small businesses. He is the author of Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business and The Employer's Legal Handbook. His monthly column, "The Legal Advisor," is carried by trade publications across the country.

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