Small Business Start-Up Kit, The: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

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Nolo, Feb 28, 2014 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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Start your business with confidence using the best step?by?step guide available!

Many people dream of running a business of their own ?? but often don't know how or where to start.

User?friendly and loaded with tips, The Small Business Start?Up Kit shows you how to launch a business quickly, easily and with confidence. It explains in plain English how to:

   ·choose the best business structure

   ·write an effective business plan

   ·file the right forms in the right place

   ·price, bid, and bill your projects

   ·draft and use contracts, online and off

   ·manage your finances

   ·be prepared for, and file, required taxes

   ·reach customers online

This edition of The Small Business Start?Up Kit has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes to the law and includes all the updated forms, business planning spreadsheets, and the instructions you need to fill them out. Plus, read expanded discussions on using technology to manage bookkeeping, how social media can be used to promote your business, and employing the latest techniques in search engine optimization to drive traffic to your website.

Are you a California resident? Check out The Small Business Start?Up Kit for California.

 

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Contents

Your Small Business StartUp Companion
1
Choosing a Legal Structure
7
Picking a Winning Business Name
29
Choosing a Business Location
51
Drafting an Effective Business Plan
61
Pricing Bidding and Billing Projects
95
Federal State and Local StartUp Requirements
107
Risk Management
123
Small Business Marketing 101
219
EBusiness Selling and Marketing Online
239
Planning for Changes in Ownership
275
Building Your Business and Hiring Workers
293
Getting Legal and Other Professional Help
301
Small Business Resources and StatebyState Contact Information
309
How to Use the Interactive Forms on the Website
321
Index
325

Paying Your Taxes
141
Laws Taxes and Other Issues for Home Businesses
165
Entering Into Contracts and Agreements
177
Bookkeeping Accounting and Financial Management
193
Online Legal Forms
347
Book Registration and Updates
348
Copyright

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About the author (2014)

Peri Pakroo is a business and communications consultant, specializing in legal and start?up issues for businesses and nonprofits. She has started, participated in, and consulted with start?up businesses for 20 years. She owns and runs P?Brain Media (www.pbrainmedia.com), a strategic consulting and communications firm that develops information?rich media for web, print, video and other formats. Peri received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1995. She is the author of The Women's Small Business Start?Up Kit, The Small Business Start?Up Kit (national and California editions) and Starting and Building a Nonprofit ( all from Nolo), and has been featured in numerous national publications including Entrepreneur, Real Simple, Investors Business Daily, and BusinessWeek. Peri teaches adult education courses at WESST (www.wesst.org) in Albuquerque, a nonprofit whose mission is to facilitate entrepreneurship among women and minorities in the state of New Mexico. She is active in supporting local, independent businesses and is a co?founder of the Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance. Visit Peri's blog at www.peripakroo.com.

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