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Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business
     

Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

by Fred S. Steingold
 

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Bottom Line Business
Send for Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business, Volume 1...[It offers] practical legal information...
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. ()
Business Life Magazine
a nuts and bolts legal guidebook that answers questions that continually come up in running a small business in today’s competitive environment. Written in plain English.
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.
From the Publisher
"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." Inc. Magazine

"Get a basic understanding of small business legal issues... [with] this excellent resource...." The Wall Street Journal

"Pick up a copy of Nolo's Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business.... It's a great resource." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Balances its wealth of reproducible documents with straightforward ‘how-to’ instructions and advice...” The Bookwatch

“...exceptionally valuable, with forms and contracts written in straightforward language.” American Reference Books Annual

“Provides instructions for completing the contracts required when forming a corporation, borrowing money, buying a business, leasing an office, hiring employees and selling goods.” Reference & Research Book News

Library Journal
12/01/2015
A comprehensive look at the legal minefields businesses face, this book is written in language that lay readers can understand. As with many such thorough works, this one might be overwhelming at first, but readers can concentrate on the chapter that addresses the issue at hand. Nolo releases an updated version about every two years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413317398
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Edition description:
Thirteenth Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"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."  Inc. Magazine

"Get a basic understanding of small business legal issues... [with] this excellent resource...."  The Wall Street Journal

"Pick up a copy of Nolo's Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business.... It's a great resource."  Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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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