The Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

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Every entrepreneur needs The Small Business Start-Up Kit.

Want to start a business? Don’t know where to begin? Start here.

The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to set up a small business in your...

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Overview

Every entrepreneur needs The Small Business Start-Up Kit.

Want to start a business? Don’t know where to begin? Start here.

The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to set up a small business in your state, quickly and efficiently clearing state and local bureaucratic hurdles along the way.

We’ll show you how to:

  • choose between an LLC and other business structures
  • write an effective business plan
  • pick a winning business name and protect it
  • hire and manage staff
  • comply with legal and tax issues affecting home businesses
  • price, bid and bill your projects
  • manage finances and taxes
  • get your website up and running
  • market your business effectively, online and off

The 8th edition is completely updated, with new material on emerging business structures, such as benefit corporations, and how to raise money online through crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Answers important questions, including whether to incorporate and how to price merchandise.” Real Simple Magazine
“Covers a wide range of topics, from selecting a marketable name to small business laws, taxes and contracts.” Miami Herald
“Step-by-step legal guide that covers a wide range of topics...” Kansas City Star
"Very strongly recommended... simply outstanding business instructional guide... " The Bookwatch
BizBest
Shows how to set up a business in any state, quickly and easily... A big timesaver.
— Daniel Kehrer
Kansas City Star
Step-by-step legal guide that covers a wide range of topics...
Miami Herald
Covers a wide range of topics, from selecting a marketable name to small business laws, taxes and contracts.
Real Simple Magazine
Answers important questions, including whether to incorporate and how to price merchandise.
The Bookwatch
Very strongly recommended... simply outstanding business instructional guide...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413319774
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 2/28/2014
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 310,545
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Peri Pakroo is a business and communications consultant, specializing in legal and start-up issues for businesses and nonprofits. She has started, participated in, and consulted with start-up businesses for 20 years. She owns and runs P-Brain Media (www.pbrainmedia.com), a strategic consulting and communications firm that develops information-rich media for web, print, video and other formats. Peri received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1995. She is the author of The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit, The Small Business Start-Up Kit (national and California editions) and Starting and Building a Nonprofit ( all from Nolo), and has been featured in numerous national publications including Entrepreneur, Real Simple, Investors Business Daily, and BusinessWeek. Peri teaches adult education courses at WESST (www.wesst.org) in Albuquerque, a nonprofit whose mission is to facilitate entrepreneurship among women and minorities in the state of New Mexico. She is active in supporting local, independent businesses and is a co-founder of the Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance. Visit Peri's blog at www.peripakroo.com.

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Table of Contents

1. Choosing a Legal Structure
2. Picking a Winning Business Name
3. Choosing a Business Location
4. Drafting an Effective Business Plan
5. Pricing, Bidding, and Billing Projects
6. Federal, State, and Local Start-Up Requirements
7. Risk Management
8. Paying Your Taxes
9. Laws, Taxes, and Other Issues for Home Businesses
10. Entering Into Contracts and Agreements
11. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Financial Management
12. Small Business Marketing 101
13. E-Business: Selling and Marketing Online
14. Planning for Changes in Ownership
15. Building Your Business and Hiring Workers
16. Getting Professional Help
Appendixes
A. Small Business Resources and State-by-State
B. How to Use the Interactive Forms
C. Interactive Forms
Index

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