Limited Liability Company: Small Business Start-Up Kit

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This Nova Small Business Start-up Kit provides a clear, easy-to-follow blueprint for setting up a Limited Liability Company. Written in concise, straightforward, and understandable language, this guide is all you will need to set up your company. Authoritative, accurate, and up-to-date, this kit includes state-by-state outlines of relevant state law, including websites and links to state limited liability company offices for all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The enclosed CD-ROM includes hundreds of forms for use...

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Overview

This Nova Small Business Start-up Kit provides a clear, easy-to-follow blueprint for setting up a Limited Liability Company. Written in concise, straightforward, and understandable language, this guide is all you will need to set up your company. Authoritative, accurate, and up-to-date, this kit includes state-by-state outlines of relevant state law, including websites and links to state limited liability company offices for all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The enclosed CD-ROM includes hundreds of forms for use in setting up your business, including complete instructions, start-up questionnaires, all necessary legal forms, detailed accounting and payroll forms, marketing and financial plans and worksheets, and federal tax forms and schedules.

Includes these Business Tools for your Limited Liability Company

Selection of Business Entity

Start Up Worksheets

Marketing & Financial Plans

Complete Business Plan

All Required Legal Forms

Document Filing Checklists

Employee Documents

Business Recordkeeping

Business Payroll

State Specific Legal Forms

Tax Forms & Tex Schedules

This user-friendly book provides these handy guides to help you:

Toolkit Tips! providing valuable insights

Warnings! of possible pitfalls

Definitions: of all important terms

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892949547
  • Publisher: Nova Publishing Company IL
  • Publication date: 7/16/2010
  • Edition description: 4th Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Forms 8

Introduction to Limited Liability Company: Small Business Start-Up Kit 13

Installation Instructions for installing Forms-on-CD 13

Instructions for Using Forms-on-CD 14

Technical Support 18

Chapter 1 Deciding to Start Your Business as a Limited Liability Company 19

Sole Proprietorship 20

Partnership 22

Corporation 27

S-Carporation 31

Limited Liability Company 25

Chapter 2 Business Start-Up Checklist 33

Limited Liability Company Start-Up Checklist 34

Chapter 3 Developing a Business Plan 35

Business Plan Worksheet 37

Preparing Your Business Plan 45

Preparing Your Executive Summary 46

Executive Summary 47

Compiling Your Business Plan 50

Chapter 4 Developing a Business Marketing Plan 52

Business Marketing Worksheet 53

Chapter 5 Developing a Business Financial Plan 58

Business Financial Worksheet 59

Preparing a Profit and Loss Statement 62

Estimated Profit and Loss Statement 64

Preparing a Balance Sheet 66

Current Balance Sheet 68

Chapter 6 Operating a Limited Liability Company 69

Organization of a Limited Liability Company 71

Articles of Organization 73

Operating Agreement 74

Management 77

Management by Members Only 71

Management by Members and Nonmember Managers 73

Management by Nonmember Managers Only 74

Limited Liability Company Existence 77

Division of Profits and Losses 77

Voting Rights of Members 77

Membership and Management Meetings 77

Member and Manager Liability to Others 77

Additional Default Rules 77

Taxation of Limited Liability Companies 77

Chapter 7 Limited Liability Company Paperwork 78

The Importance of Recordkeeping 80

Limited Liability Company Paperwork Checklist 83

Chapter 8 Pre-Organization Activities 85

Pre-Organization Worksheet 93

Pre-Organization Checklist 97

Document Filing Checklist 98

Application for Reservation of Limited Liability Company Name 99

Chapter 9 Articles of Organization 100

Articles of Organization Checklist 101

Sample Articles of Organization 106

Chapter 10 Operating Agreement 108

Operating Agreement Checklist 110

Sample Operating Agreement 112

Chapter 11 Members Meetings 118

First Members Meeting Checklist 119

Minutes of First Members Meeting 120

Annual Members Meeting Checklist 121

Other Possible Business Discussions 122

Minutes of Annual Members Meeting 126

Chapter 12 Amendments to Articles of Organization or Operating Agreement 133

Amendment to Articles of Organization 134

Amendment to Operating Agreement 135

Chapter 13 Termination of Limited Liability Company 152

Termination Worksheet 154

Termination of Limited Liability Company Agreement 156

Chapter 14 Employee Documents 168

General Employment Contract 171

Independent Contractor Agreement 173

Contractor/Subcontractor Agreement 175

Chapter 15 Business Financial Recordkeeping 177

Recordkeepingg Terminology 178

The Balance Sheet 178

The Profit and Loss Statement 181

Accounting Methods 182

Accounting Systems 183

Accounting Periods 183

Recordkeeping Review 184

Accounting Software 184

Simplified Accounting System 185

Financial Recordkeeping Checklist 186

Chapter 16 Business Accounts 187

Income Accounts 189

Income Chart of Accounts 190

Expenses Accounts 191

Expense Chart of Accounts 192

Balance Sheet Chart of Accounts 194

Sample Chart of Accounts 195

Current Assets 197

Inventory 200

Physical Inventory Report 202

Periodic Inventory Record 204

Perpetual Inventory Record 206

Cost of Goods Sold Report 208

Fixed Assets 210

Deductible Expenses/Depreciable Property 213

Fixed Asset Account Record 214

Tracking Business Debts 216

Accounts Payable Record 217

Long-Term Debt Record 219

Tracking Business Expenses 221

Travel, Auto, Meals, and Entertainment Expenses 221

Tracking Expenses 222

Weekly Expenses Record 223

Monthly Expenses Summary 226

Annual Expenses Summary 228

Tracking Business Income 230

Tracking Your Cash 231

Weekly Cash Report 231

Monthly Cash Report Summary 234

Tracking Income 236

Weekly Income Records 236

Monthly Income Summary 238

Annual Income Summary 240

Tracking Credit Sales 242

Weekly or Monthly Credit Sales Records 242

Credit Sales Aging Report 245

Invoices and Statements 247

Invoice 247

Statement and Past Due Statement 249

Credit Memo 252

Chapter 17 Business Payroll 254

Setting up Your Payroll 255

Payroll Checklist 257

Quarterly Payroll Timesheet 258

Employee Payroll Record 260

Payroll Depository Record 262

Annual Payroll Summary 264

Chapter 18 Taxation of Limited Liability Company 266

Taxation As a Partnership 267

Taxation As a Corporation 268

Taxation As a Sole Proprietorship 267

Limited Liability Company Tax Forms Checklist 268

Limited Liability Company Tax Schedules Checklist 268

Appendix of State Limited Liability Company Laws 270

Index 302

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