Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business

Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business

by Fred S. Steingold, Lisa Guerin
     
 

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From opening day to tax day, this is the all-in-one book you need!

Small business owners are regularly confronted by a bewildering array of legal questions and problems. Ignoring them can lead to disaster -- but with lawyers typically charging $150-$250 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the

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From opening day to tax day, this is the all-in-one book you need!

Small business owners are regularly confronted by a bewildering array of legal questions and problems. Ignoring them can lead to disaster -- but with lawyers typically charging $150-$250 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse.

Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business clearly explains the practical and legal information you need to:
  • raise start-up money
  • choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or LLC
  • get licenses and permits
  • buy or sell a business or franchise
  • negotiate a favorable lease
  • insure your business
  • hire independent contractors safely
  • understand small business tax rules
  • pick and protect a good name
  • resolve legal disputes
  • adopt the best customer policies
  • enter into strong contracts
  • cope with financial problems



The 8th edition is completely updated and revised to provide the latest regulations, tax numbers and business realities. It also provides expanded information on preparing a business plan, a summary of the new overtime pay rules, changes to home business tax rules -- and much more.

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Editorial Reviews

Inc. Magazine
An unusually helpful approach to the start-up process, covers a lot of basics, from negotiating a lease to representing yourself in small claims court.
Business Life Magazine
A nuts and bolts legal guidebook that answers questions that continually come up in running a small business in todays competitive environment. Written in plain English.
Success Magazine
Most entrepreneurs can't afford to call their lawyer every time a legal question comes up. The Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business is a cost-effective solution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413301779
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
03/24/2004
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.86(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

Attorney Fred S. Steingold practices law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An expert on small business law, he represents and advises many small businesses and frequently leads seminars on how to start and run small businesses. He is the author of Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business Vols. 1 & 2 and The Employer's Legal Handbook. His monthly column, The Legal Advisor, is carried by trade publications around the country.

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