Complete Guide to Buying a Business,The

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NOLO, Aug 18, 2011 - Business & Economics - 448 pages
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The clear-cut information and forms you need to buy a business!

If you're ready to acquire a business, make sure you protect your interests and get the best deal possible with The Complete Guide to Buying a Business. It shows you how to:

  • ind the right business
  • analyze the seller's numbers
  • make sense of the tax issues
  • negotiate a payment plan
  • prepare and sign a sales agreement
  • close the deal
  • protect yourself from existing liabilities
  • prevent the seller from competing against you
  • work with lawyers, accountants and brokers

    The Complete Guide to Buying a Business provides more than two dozen crucial legal documents, including:

  • the sales agreement
  • confidentiality letter
  • promissory notes and security agreements
  • noncompete and consulting agreements
  • closing checklists

    The 3rd edition of The Complete Guide to Buying a Business is completely updated to reflect the latest laws and tax numbers. Every document is accompanied by thorough, plain-English instructions.
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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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