Small Business Kit For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 11, 2010 - Business & Economics - 408 pages
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Millions of Americans own their own businesses, and millions moredream of doing the same. But starting your own business is a prettycomplicated matter, especially with all the legal issues andpaperwork. This updated edition of the top-selling small businessresource is chock-full of information, resources, and helpful hintson making the transition from a great idea to a great business.

If you’ve got a great idea for your own business, you needthe kind of straightforward advice you’ll find here —the kind of advice you’d normally only get from businessschools and MBA courses. Small Business Kit For Dummies, SecondEdition covers all the basics on:

  • Recent tax law changes
  • Balancing your finances
  • Hiring and keeping employees
  • Effective management strategies
  • Accounting fundamentals

In addition to the basics of business, you’ll also findtop-class advice on more advanced business basics, like businessplans, the ins and outs of contracts, and using the Internet toexpand your business. For entrepreneurs large and small, thiscomprehensive resource offers authoritative guidance on all yourbiggest business concerns, and offers unbeatable advice on suchtopics as:

  • Choosing your business structure — from LLCs to Scorps
  • How to develop and write a standard business proposal
  • Going public, issuing stock, and keeping a stock ledger
  • Raising capital and understanding securities laws
  • Bookkeeping standard practices
  • Tax basics for small businesses
  • Handling the paperwork for new hires
  • Designing employee compensation plans
  • Working with independent contractors and consultants
  • Patent and copyright protections
  • Dealing with the Press

In addition, the book includes a CD-ROM full of helpfulresources — forms, contracts, and even sample versions of themost popular software for small businesses. With Small BusinessKit For Dummies you’ll find all the tools you need to getyour small business up and running — and keep it running foryears and years to come.


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This will give you an overview of the basics, but be aware that it is very, very basic. If all you read was this book, you'd have the impression that the only difference between setting up your ... Read full review


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Richard D. Harroch is an attorney with over 20 years ofexperience in representing start-up and emerging companies,entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists. He is listed inWho’s Who in American Law and is a corporate partnerin a major law firm in San Francisco. He is a Phi Beta Kappagraduate of U.C. Berkeley and graduated from UCLA Law School, wherehe was managing editor of the Law Review. He has edited orco-authored a number of legal/business books, including Start-Upand Emerging Companies: Planning, Financing and Operating theSuccessful Business and Partnership and Joint VentureAgreements.
Richard was the chairman and co-founder of, one ofthe premier Web sites for small businesses. He was also thefounder, CEO, and chairman of LawCommerce, Inc., an Internetcompany dedicated to providing products and sources to the legalprofession.
He has lectured extensively before various legal and businessorganizations, including the American Electronics Association, theVenture Capital Institute, the California Continuing Education ofthe Bar, Law Journal Seminars-Press, the California State BarBusiness Section, the Corporate Counsel Institute, the SanFrancisco Bar, and the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).
Richard has served as the chairman of the California State BarCommittee on Partnerships, the co-chairman of the CorporationsCommittee of the San Francisco Bar (Barristers), a member of theExecutive Committee of the Business Law Section of the CaliforniaState Bar, and co-chair of the Law Journal seminar in NewYork on “Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances.”
Richard has experience in the following areas: start-up andemerging companies, corporate financings, joint ventures, strategicalliances, venture capital financings, employment agreements, IPOs,leases, loans, online and Internet matters, license agreements,partnerships, preferred stock, confidentiality agreements, stockoptions, sales contracts, securities laws, and mergers andacquisitions.

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