Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business

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Nolo, 2006 - Business & Economics - 448 pages
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Many people dream of starting a business, but fear that without an MBA they'll get lost in the maze of government red tape. Here's the handbook they need. Step-by-step, The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California outlines how to set up a business in the Golden State quickly and easily, pointing out the hurdles, fees and forms along the way. In language that is clear, readable and straight to the point, the book explains how to:
- choose the best business structure
- write an effective business plan
- file the right forms in the right place
- be prepared for, and file, the required taxes
- acquire good bookkeeping and accounting habits
This completely revamped and updated book provides the latest rules and regulations, all the required forms and an expanded discussion of running on business on the Internet.
Includes a dual platform CD-ROM with a sample partnership agreement; county, state and tax forms, and instructions to filling them out. The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California outlines how to set up your enterprise. The 6th edition reflects the latest legal and tax changes. It also provides a completely revised chapter on risk management and insurance, plus a new chapter on pricing, bidding and billing.
Like most small business owners, you probably can't afford to hire a lawyer to draft the legal documents you need in the course of your day-to-day business.
Now there's an affordable solution--Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business which provides you with over 60 legal forms and documents and all the step-by-step instructions you need to use them.
This collection of essential legal and business documents helps you:
- createcontracts to buy, sell, rent or store goods
- hire employees and independent contractors
- protect your trade secrets
- create noncompete agreements
- borrow and lend money
- buy a business
- lease commercial space
- prepare corporate bylaws
- record minutes of meetings
- buy real estate
- and much more
All forms come as tear-outs and a CD-ROM. The 4th edition is completely updated with the latest documents. contracts and other forms, and included a new checklist to help you through the start-up process

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Fred S. Steingold practices law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An expert on small business law, he represents and advises many small businesses and frequently leads seminars on how to start and run small businesses. He is the author of several Nolo books, including Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business, Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business and The Employer's Legal Handbook, as well as co-author of Leasing Space for Your Small Business. His monthly column, The Legal Advisor, is carried by trade publications around the country.

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