Business Start-Up Toolkit: The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Business with CDROM

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Overview

This vital business reference contains all of the business, accounting, marketing and legal information necessary to start a successful business: hundreds of forms and checklists, and all of the step-by-step instructions needed to start any type of business. Computer fillable forms are included for starting a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, S-corporation, and limited liability company. No other book on the market contains everything necessary to set up all of these types of business.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892949431
  • Publisher: Nova Publishing Company IL
  • Publication date: 7/25/2008
  • Series: Legal Toolkit Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Forms     10
Details of Appendix of State Business Laws     12
Introduction to the Business Start-Up Toolkit     13
Installation Instructions for Installing Forms-on-CD     14
Installation Instructions for PCs     14
Installation Instructions for MACs     15
Instructions for Using Forms-on-CD     15
To Access Adobe PDF Forms     16
To Fill in and Use PDF Forms     17
To Access and Complete the Text Forms     18
Technical Support     19
Deciding to Start Your Own Business     20
Sole Proprietorship     21
Disadvantages     21
Advantages     22
Partnership     23
Disadvantages     24
Advantages     25
Corporation     26
Disadvantages     28
Advantages     29
S-Corporation     30
Limited Liability Company     31
Disadvantages     31
Advantages     32
Business Start-Up Checklists     34
Sole Proprietorship Start-Up Checklist     35
Partnership Start-Up Checklist     36
Corporation Start-Up Checklist     37
S-Corporation Start-Up Checklist     38
Limited Liability Company Start-Up Checklist     39
Developing a Business Plan     40
Business Plan Worksheet     42
Preparing Your Business Plan     50
Preparing Your Executive Summary     51
Executive Summary     52
Compiling Your Business Plan     55
Developing a Marketing Plan     57
Business Marketing Worksheet     58
Developing a Financial Plan     63
Business Financial Worksheet     64
Preparing a Profit and Loss Statement     67
Estimated Profit and Loss Statement     69
Preparing a Balance Sheet     71
Current Balance Sheet     73
Business Paperwork     74
The Importance of Business Recordkeeping     76
Sole Proprietorship Paperwork Checklist     79
Partnership Paperwork Checklist     79
Corporation Paperwork Checklist     80
S-Corporation Paperwork Checklist     81
Limited Liability Company Paperwork Checklist     82
Starting Business as a Sole Proprietorship     84
Formation of a Sole Proprietorship     85
Sole Proprietorship Property     85
Sole Proprietorship Liability     86
Sole Proprietorship Books and Records     86
Pre-Start-up Activities     87
Pre-Start-up Worksheet     90
Sole Proprietorship Pre-Start-up Checklist     92
Registration of Sole Proprietorship     93
Sole Proprietorship Plan     94
Statement of Intention to Conduct Business Under an Assumed or Fictitious Name     95
Sole Proprietorship Plan Checklist     96
Sole Proprietorship Plan form     97
Starting Business as a Partnership     99
Formation of a Partnership     100
Partnership Property     101
Partner Acting as an Agent of the Partnership     102
Partnership Liability     103
Partner's Liability     103
Partner's Rights and Duties     104
Partnership Books and Records     105
Partnership Agreement     105
Partnership Registration     106
General Standard's of a Partner's Conduct     107
Pre-Partnership Activities     108
Pre-Partnership Worksheet     114
Pre-Partnership Checklist     118
Partnership Agreement     119
Partnership Agreement Checklist     120
Partnership Agreement form     122
Amendments to Partnership Agreement     139
Amendment to Partnership Agreement form     140
Termination of a Partnership     141
Partnership Termination Worksheet     142
Termination of Partnership Agreement form     144
Registration of Partnerships     146
Statement of Partnership Authority     147
Amendment to Statement of Partnership Authority     149
Cancellation of Statement of Partnership Authority     150
Registration of Partnership Name     151
Statement of Intention to Conduct Business Under an Assumed or Fictitious Name     153
Starting Business as a Corporation     154
Pre-Incorporation Activities     154
Pre-Incorporation Worksheet     162
Pre-Incorporation Checklist     166
Document Filing Checklist     167
Articles of Incorporation     168
Articles of Incorporation Checklist     169
Corporate Bylaws     174
Corporate Bylaws Checklist     175
Corporate Bylaws form     177
Corporate Directors Meeting     183
First Board of Directors Meeting Checklist      184
Notice of First Board of Directors Meeting     185
Waiver of Notice of First Board of Directors Meeting     186
Minutes of First Board of Directors Meeting     187
Annual Board of Directors Meeting Checklist     191
Notice of Annual Board of Directors Meeting     193
Waiver of Notice of Annual Board of Directors Meeting     194
Minutes of Annual Board of Directors Meeting     195
Corporate Shareholders Meeting     198
First Shareholders Meeting Checklist     199
Notice of First Shareholders Meeting     200
Waiver of Notice of First Shareholders Meeting     201
Authorization to Vote Shares (Proxy)     202
Minutes of First Shareholders Meeting     203
Annual Shareholders Meeting Checklist     206
Notice of Annual Shareholders Meeting     207
Waiver of Notice of Annual Shareholders Meeting     208
Minutes of Annual Shareholders Meeting     209
Corporate Resolutions     212
Corporate Resolutions Checklists     213
Resolution of Board of Directors     215
Resolution of Shareholders     216
Consent Resolutions     217
Consent Resolution of Board of Directors      219
Corporate Stock     220
Corporate Stock Checklist     222
Corporate Stock Certificate     223
Corporate Stock Transfer Book     225
Receipt for Corporate Stock     226
Starting Business as an S-Corporation     227
S-Corporation Checklist     230
Minutes of First Shareholders Meeting of S-Corporation     231
Resolution of Shareholders Regarding S-Corporation Status     234
IRS Form 2553: Election by a Small Business Corporation     236
Instructions for IRS Form 2553     239
Starting Business as a Limited Liability Company     243
Organization of a Limited Liability Company     245
Articles of Organization     245
Operating Agreement     247
Management     247
Limited Liability Company Existence     249
Division of Profits and Losses     250
Voting Rights of Members     250
Membership and Management Meetings     251
Member and Manager Liability to Others     251
Additional Default Rules     252
Taxation of Limited Liability Companies     252
Series Limited Liability Companies     253
Pre-Organization Activities      254
Pre-Organization Worksheet     261
Pre-Organization Checklist     266
Document Filing Checklist     267
Application for Reservation of Limited Liability Company Name     268
Articles of Organization     269
Articles of Organization Checklist     270
Preparing Your Articles of Organization     271
Operating Agreement     276
Operating Agreement Checklist     277
Operating Agreement form     279
Members Meeting     287
First Members Meeting Checklist     288
Minutes of First Members Meeting     289
Annual Members Meeting Checklist     292
Minutes of Annual Members Meeting     294
Amendments to Articles of Organization or Operating Agreement     296
Amendment to Articles of Organization form     297
Amendment to Operating Agreement form     298
Termination of Limited Liability Company     299
Limited Liability Company Termination Worksheet     300
Termination of Limited Liability Company form     302
Employee Documents     304
General Employment Contract     304
Independent Contractor Agreement      305
Contractor/Subcontractor Agreement     305
General Employment Contract form     306
Independent Contractor Agreement form     308
Contractor/Subcontractor Agreement form     310
Business Financial Recordkeeping     312
Understanding Financial Records     313
The Balance Sheet     314
The Profit and Loss Statement     318
Accounting Methods     320
Accounting Systems     321
Accounting Periods     321
Chart of Accounts     322
Income Accounts     324
Expense Accounts     324
Asset and Liability Accounts     325
Tracking Business Assets     325
Inventory     326
Fixed Assets     329
Deductible Expenses/Depreciable Property     332
Tracking Business Debts     333
Tracking Business Expenses     333
Tracking Business Income     334
Financial Recordkeeping Checklist     336
Business Payroll     337
Setting up Your Payroll     338
Payroll Checklist     340
Quarterly Payroll Timesheet     341
Employee Payroll Record      343
Payroll Depository Record     345
Annual Payroll Summary     347
Taxation of Businesses     349
Taxation of Sole Proprietorship     349
Sole Proprietorship Tax Forms Checklist     350
Sole Proprietorship Tax Schedules     351
Taxation of Partnerships     352
Partnership Tax Forms Checklist     353
Partnership Tax Schedules     354
Taxation of Corporations     355
Corporation Tax Forms Checklist     356
Corporation Tax Schedules     357
Taxation of S-Corporations     358
S-Corporation Tax Forms Checklist     359
S-Corporation Tax Schedules     360
Taxation of Limited Liability Companies     361
Limited Liability Company Tax Forms Checklist     364
Limited Liability Company Tax Schedules     368
Glossary of Business Terms     370
Index     379
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