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  - FranklyMyDarling - LibraryThing

    I have come across no better small business start-up resource than the 'Nolo Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business'. Other readable books on the topic tend towards generality or fluff. This book answers your questions and the questions you didn't know you had. Read full review

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    User Review  - ZechariahStover - LibraryThing

    I have found this book to be very helpful. It was an easy read even though it is covering some very technical fields. It does not replace getting advice from a local attorney and CPA but it does give ... Read full review

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    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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