Legal Forms for Starting Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322255
Release Date: 2016-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Save time and money by doing it yourself As a small business owner, you can’t afford to farm paperwork and contracts out to a lawyer—you have to deal with them yourself. With Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business, you can act with confidence. Here you’ll find the forms you need to start and grow your business. Each document comes with thorough, plain-English, line-by-line instructions to help you: write contracts record minutes of meetings hire employees and consultants borrow or lend money protect your trade secrets buy a business create noncompete agreements lease commercial space prepare corporate bylaws buy real estate, and prepare an LLC operating much more. agreement The 9th edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated by Nolo’s experts, and provides the most up-to-date legal information for small businesses. With Downloadable Forms Download and customize more than 65 forms to help you start and run your small business at Nolo.com (details inside).

Legal Forms for Starting Running a Small Business

Author: Fred Steingold
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 141330754X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

All the essential forms and instructions a small business owner needs to start and run a business. 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. However, there is an affordable solution: Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business. Whether hiring employees, buying a business or real estate, leasing commercial space or borrowing money, this has all the forms, on both CD-Rom and as tear-outs, an entrepreneur needs to get the job done. Documents included enable readers to: create contracts to buy, sell, rent or store goods hire employees and consultants protect your trade secrets create noncompete agreements prepare an LLC operating agreement borrow and lend money buy a business lease commercial space prepare corporate bylaws buy real estate and much more The 5th edition is updated with the latest legal documents, contracts and other forms. Includes all the information and instructions you need to complete and use your forms effectively.

Legal Guide for Starting Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413326147
Release Date: 2019-04-12
Genre: Business & Economics

The all-in-one business law book Whether you’re just starting a small business, or your business is already up and running, legal questions crop up on an almost daily basis. Ignoring them can threaten your enterprise—but hiring a lawyer to help with routine issues can devastate the bottom line. The Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business has helped more than a quarter million entrepreneurs and business owners master the basics, including how to: raise start-up money decide between an LLC or other business structure save on business taxes get licenses and permits choose the right insurance negotiate contracts and leases avoid problems if you’re buying a franchise hire and manage employees and independent contractors attract and keep customers (and get paid on time), and limit your liability and protect your personal assets. The 16th edition is completely updated with the latest business tax rules and numbers, and best practices for classifying workers (as employee or independent contractor).

Legal Forms for Starting and Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: MINN:31951D02284528N
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Contains all the forms and step-by-step instructions you need to: start a business, borrow money, hire employees, create contracts, and buy or lease space.

Choosing the Right Legal Form of Business

Author: P. K. Fontana
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601383013
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

According the United States Small Business Administrationâe(tm)s most recently released date, there are more than 9 million small businesses in the United States and almost 250,000 new ones started every year. Of those new businesses, half will fail in the first 12 months and part of that failure is due to the lack of information about how to start and develop that business. Without the right legal form of business, you may end up paying too much in taxes, failing to comply with certain laws, or miss out on certain breaks that you deserve. This book provides you with a complete guide, discussing all four major forms of business, which one is right for you, and how your decision may affect you in the future. The first thing you will read about is the list of non-legal issues you need to deal with before you start the business creation process. In addition, you will learn which form of business is ideal for your particular situation with a short overview of each type, a comparison of what each offers, and how the legal implications of each might apply to you. You will learn specifically how to choose between an LLC and a corporation in instances where it might not be immediately clear which is best for you. You will also learn which special business structures are best suited to your needs if you do not fit into any of the four primary categories. The process of structuring a partnership is outlined, along with how to create a written agreement and how to change a partnership after the business has been created. You will also learn how to create a corporation, including the structure you will use, how to establish financing, the compensation you will provide yourself, whether you need a lawyer, the 13 step process of starting and filing your corporation, and what you need to do immediately afterwards. The number of members needed to create an LLC is provided as well, along with how to structure management and determine financing and compensation. Hours of careful interviews were conducted with successful small business owners and legal experts to help create a comprehensive collection of materials that will guide you through the processes above, as well as how to handle transition of ownership and the extended process of naming your business âe" including the legal implications of this process, what you need to know about trademarks and service marks, how to protect your own trademarks, and where to do name searches. The licensing and permit processes, as well as the tax structures for each business type, are included for federal, state, and local laws, while additional information is provided on how to build your home-based business as opposed to one in a physical location. If you are looking to create a new business and do not know which format is best for your needs, this book will walk you through each step of the selection process, making sure your new business meets all applicable laws and regulations.

The Small Business Start Up Kit

Author: Peri Pakroo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322347
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Your one-stop guide to starting a small business Want to start a business? Don’t know where to begin? Start here. The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to set up a small business in your state, quickly and efficiently clearing state and local bureaucratic hurdles along the way. We’ll show you how to: • choose between an LLC and other business structures • write an effective business plan • pick a winning business name and protect it • hire and manage staff • comply with legal and tax issues affecting home businesses • price, bid, and bill your projects • manage finances and taxes • get your website up and running, and • market your business effectively, online and off. The 9th edition is completely updated, with the latest legal and tax rules affecting small businesses, and use of social media to promote your brand and drive website traffic.

The Legal Guide for Starting Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 0873375270
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Business enterprises

This nuts-and-bolts guide provides clear, plain-English explanations of the laws that affect businesses every day. A perrennial bestseller, the book covers: - partnerships and corporations - taxes- independent contractors - leases- trademarks- service marks- licenses- permits- buying and selling a business

Law For Small Business For Dummies

Author: Claudia Gerrard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118970461
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Your own in-house legal advisor—at a fraction of the cost Written in plain-English for business people without any legal training, Law For Small Business For Dummies covers everything you need to be aware of regarding the law when you're starting and running your own business. Cutting through the jargon that can make even the pros scratch their heads, this book quickly gets you up-to-speed on the key areas of business law, including contracts, websites, intellectual property, data protection and partnership agreements. Plus, you'll find out how small business law applies to advertising and marketing, confidentiality agreements, the sale and supply of goods (including e-commerce), negligence and product liability. There were 526,000 new businesses registered in the UK in 2013—and, at some point, all of them will be faced with legal risks that could make the difference between success and failure. One claim could wipe out a fledgling business' profits, and hit even big businesses harder than they could ever imagine. If you're the owner of a new business and need to get a handle on the ins and outs of small business law—and don't have the budget to employ an in-house legal advisor—this trusted, approachable guide is your answer. Covers the laws surrounding the most common risks small businesses face Addresses how to deal with legal issues before a potentially costly dispute arises Provides access to handy sample contract templates on Dummies.com Serves as your own in-house legal advisor—at a fraction of the cost If you're an existing business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur thinking about starting your own business, Law For Small Business For Dummies gives you answers to questions you didn't even know to ask!

The Small Business Start Up Kit for California

Author: Peri Pakroo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324761
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Everything you need to start a business in California, from creating a solid business plan and selecting a marketable name to business contracts, taxes, and reaching customers online.

Nolo s Guide to Single Member LLCs

Author: David M. Steingold
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323276
Release Date: 2016-10-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Easy to form and operate, SMLLCs combine some of the most desirable features of older, more traditional business structures like corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. Steingold provides an overview of everything you need to decide whether an SMLLC is the right choice for your business.

The Elements of Small Business

Author: John Thaler
Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing
ISBN: 9781563437847
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

Most entrepreneurs already know their businesses well and have common sense--what they need are fundamental, practical tools for creating successful systems within the business. This books shows them how.

The Complete Guide to Buying a Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413321746
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Takes readers from thinking, “Hmm, should I buy a business?” right through the process of choosing, investigating, and entering into a legal contract to do so.

The Women s Small Business Start Up Kit

Author: Peri Pakroo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322750
Release Date: 2016-05-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit is a women’s business book of substance, not gender-pandering fluff. It concretely explains legal and bureaucratic rules--from drafting a business plan and raising start-up money to online marketing--and addresses women’s concerns without stereotyping them.

The Entrepreneur magazine small business advisor

Author: Entrepreneur Media, Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: CORNELL:31924085784274
Release Date: 1999-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics

This second edition of a top seller since its original publication in 1995, this revision adds information on marketing and selling over the Internet and updated legal and tax information.

Small business formation handbook

Author: Robert A. Cooke
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: STANFORD:36105062043083
Release Date: 1999-04-12
Genre: Business & Economics

A Complete Guide to Formations for the New Business Owner This comprehensive handbook describes the different types of business formations (sole proprietorships, partnerships, C corporations, S corporations, and limited liability companies), including the advantages and drawbacks of each, to help new small business owners make well-informed decisions. The first part of the book covers all the various legal business formations, with specific headings designed to help you eliminate the types of formations you cannot or should not use. Each type of formation includes examples of tax consequences as well as liability scenarios. The second part is dedicated to the forms you will need and the procedures you should follow to make your business run smoothly, in addition to the steps you should take to protect yourself from incurring penalties from various government agencies—state, local, and federal (most notably the IRS). You’ll find samples of all the necessary business and legal forms, including articles of incorporation, stockholder agreements, relevant IRS forms, and other government forms. Whether you’re just setting up a business or you’re already up and running and need to pinpoint the details you may have missed, the Small Business Formation Handbook puts all the answers you need right at your fingertips