How to Start a Business in Georgia

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Whether you are starting over in a new career or wanting to supplement your retirement, How to Start Your Own Business in Georgia can be your guide to successfully starting and running your own business.

How to Start a Business in Georgia is an innovative answer to understanding the federal and state laws that accompany starting a new business. From choosing your business to employment and financial matters, this book simplifies the start-up process and saves you time and money....

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Overview

Whether you are starting over in a new career or wanting to supplement your retirement, How to Start Your Own Business in Georgia can be your guide to successfully starting and running your own business.

How to Start a Business in Georgia is an innovative answer to understanding the federal and state laws that accompany starting a new business. From choosing your business to employment and financial matters, this book simplifies the start-up process and saves you time and money. Written by a judge and an attorney, this book uses an easy-to-understand approach to business regulations for anyone considering opening a business in Georgia.

This book contains all the information you need to start your dream business-headache and hassle free.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572486423
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Warda has been a Florida attorney for over thirty years. He received his BA with Honors from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his JD from the University of Illinois in Champaign.

He is the author of over seventy self-help law books. Today Mark is continuing to update his books and running Land Trust Service Corporation. He lives in Lake Wales, Florida with his wife Alexandra and his three year old son, Mark David.

Judge Charles Robertson II received his JD with honors from John Marshall Law School and BBA with honors from Kennesaw State College. He is a member of the Domestic Relations section of the Georgia Bar and currently resides in the Atlanta area.

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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books

Introduction

Chapter 1: Deciding to Start a Business
- Know Your Strengths
- Know Your Business
- Do the Math
- Sources for Further Guidance

Chapter 2: Choosing and Starting a Form of Business -
- Start-Up Procedures
- Start-Up Basics
- Business Comparison Chart
- Business Start-Up Checklist

Chapter 3: Registering Your Business Name -
- Tradenames
- Corporate Names
- Professional Corporations
- Domain Names
- Trademarks

Chapter 4: Financing Your Business
- Growing with Profits
- Using Your Savings
- Borrowing Money
- A Rich Partner
- Selling Shares of Your Business
- Securities Laws
- Using the Internet to Find Capital

Chapter 5: Locating Your Business
- Working Out of Your Home
- Choosing a Retail Site
- Choosing Office, Manufacturing, or Warehouse Space
- Leasing a Site
- Buying a Site
- Checking Governmental Regulations

Chapter 6: Licensing Your Business
- Occupational Licenses and Zoning
- State Regulated Professions
- Federal Licenses

Chapter 7: Contract Laws
- Traditional Contract Law
- Statutory Contract Law
- Preparing Your Contracts

Chapter 8: Insurance Laws
- Workers' Compensation
- Liability Insurance
- Hazard Insurance
- Home Business Insurance
- Automobile Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Employee Theft
- Sales Tax Bonds

Chapter 9: Your Business and the Internet
- Domain Names
- Web Pages
- Legal Issues
- Financial Transactions
- FTC Rules
- Fraud

Chapter 10: Health and Safety Laws
- Federal Laws
- Georgia State Laws

Chapter 11: Employment and Labor Laws
- Hiring and Firing Laws
- Firing
- New Hire Reporting
- Employment Agreements
- Independent Contractors
- Temporary Workers
- Discrimination Laws
- Sexual Harassment
- Wage and Hour Laws
- Pension and Benefit Laws
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Child Labor Laws
- Immigration Laws
- Hiring Off the Books
- Federal Contracts
- Miscellaneous Laws

Chapter 12: Advertising and Promotion Laws -
- Advertising Laws and Rules
- Internet Sales Laws
- Home Solicitation Laws
- Telephone Solicitation Laws
- Weights and Labeling

Chapter 13: Payment and Collection Laws
- Cash -
- Checks
- Credit Cards
- Financing Laws
- Usury
- Securities Laws
- Collections
- Refund and Exchange Policies

Chapter 14: Business Relations Laws
- The Uniform Commercial Code
- Commercial Discrimination
- Restraining Trade
- Intellectual Property Protection

Chapter 15: Endless Laws -
- Federal Laws
- Georgia State Laws

Chapter 16: Bookkeeping and Accounting
- Initial Bookkeeping
- Accountants
- Computer Programs
- Tax Tips

Chapter 17: Paying Federal Taxes
- Income Tax
- Withholding, Social Security, and Medicare Taxes
- Excise Tax
- Unemployment Compensation Taxes

Chapter 18: Paying Georgia State Taxes
- Sales and Use Tax
- Income Tax
- Corporate Net Tax Worth
- Ad Valorem Taxes
- Unemployment Taxes
- Real Property Taxes
- Intangible Taxes
- Real Estate Transfer Taxes
- Excise Taxes

Chapter 19: Out-of-State Taxes
- State Sales Taxes
- Business Taxes
- Internet Taxes
- Canadian Taxes

Chapter 20: The End...and the Beginning

Glossary

Appendix A: Superior Court Clerks

Appendix B: Tax Timetable -

Appendix C: Sample Forms

Appendix D: Blank Forms

Index

Judge Charles T. Robertson, II received his J.D. with honors from John Marshall Law School and his B.B.A. with honors from Kennesaw State College. He is a member of the Domestic Relations section of the Georgia Bar and currently resides in Atlanta.

Mark Warda received his J.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Licensed in Florida, he has written or co-authored over sixty self-help law books, including How to Form Your Own Corporation and How to Start a Business in Florida.

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