Small Time Operator: How to Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, and Stay Out of Trouble

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Written for small businesses, self-employed individuals, employers, professionals, independent contractors, home businesses, and Internet businesses, Small Time Operator is the most popular business start-up guide ever. In clear, easy-to-understand language, the author covers getting permits and licenses; how to finance a business; finding the right business location; creating and using a business plan; choosing and protecting a business name; deciding whether to incorporate; establishing a complete bookkeeping ...

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Overview

Written for small businesses, self-employed individuals, employers, professionals, independent contractors, home businesses, and Internet businesses, Small Time Operator is the most popular business start-up guide ever. In clear, easy-to-understand language, the author covers getting permits and licenses; how to finance a business; finding the right business location; creating and using a business plan; choosing and protecting a business name; deciding whether to incorporate; establishing a complete bookkeeping system; hiring employees; federal, state, and local taxes; buying a business or franchise; dealing with—and avoiding—the IRS; doing business on the Internet; handling insurance, contracts, pricing, trademarks, patents, and much more.

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Editorial Reviews

American Association of Small Business Employers
Small Time Operator is head and shoulders above all the other business help books, but there's nothing 'small time' about it. It's complete, and it belongs on your desk.
Midwest Review/WYOU-TV
Much more than just another business guide. It's the industry bible for anyone starting out in a small business.
National Society of Public Accountants
This book is an extremely refreshing guide to starting and operating your own business.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589797994
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/16/2013
  • Edition description: 13th Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 362,559
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard B. Kamoroff is a C.P.A. with thirty years of experience specializing in small business. A University of California lecturer, he is the author of five books on business and taxes. He lives in Willits, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Be Your Own Boss
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Bookkeeping
Chapter 3: Growing Up
Chapter 4: Taxes
Chapter 5: Home Business
Chapter 6: Your Business
Appendix: The Ledgers
Index
About the Author

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