Start a Business in California, + CD-ROM


Simplify the Start-Up Process

Starting a new business can be one of the most exciting things you will ever do-as well as one of the most overwhelming. To ensure the future success of your enterprise, taking the time to properly establish yourself right from the start is ...

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Simplify the Start-Up Process

Starting a new business can be one of the most exciting things you will ever do-as well as one of the most overwhelming. To ensure the future success of your enterprise, taking the time to properly establish yourself right from the start is crucial. Let Start a Business in California help you start your dream business headache and hassle-free.

- Develop a Complete Business Plan
- Register with State Authorities
- Establish a Proper Tax Payment System
- Market Your Business for Success

- Create a Brand-New Business
- Avoid Problems with the IRS
- Hire Employees
- Comply with State and Federal Regulations
- And much more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572485372
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/6/2006
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

John J. Talamo received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State university. He splits his time living outside of the Las Vegas area and Southern California.

Mark Warda received his JD from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He has written or coauthored over sixty self-help law books, including Form Your Own Corporation.

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Table of Contents

How to Use the CD-ROM
Using Self-Help Law Books

Chapter 1: Deciding to Start a Business
- Know Your Strengths
- Know Your Business
- Sources for Further Guidance

Chapter 2: Choosing the Form of Your Business
- Basic Forms of Doing Business
- Start-Up Procedures
- Business Start-Up Checklist
- Business Comparison Chart

Chapter 3: Your Business Name
- Fictitious Names
- Corporate Names
- Trademarks

Chapter 4: Preparing a Business Plan
- Advantages and Disadvantages of a Business Plan
- Outline for Your Business Plan
- Sample Business Plan

Chapter 5: Financing Your Business
- Growing with Profits
- Using Your Savings
- Borrowing Money
- Getting a Rich Partner
- Selling Shares of Your Business
- Securities Laws

Chapter 6: Locating Your Business
- Working Out of Your Home
- Choosing a Retail Site
- Choosing Office, Manufacturing, or Warehouse Space
- Leasing a Site
- Buying a Site
- Check Governmental Regulations

Chapter 7: Licensing Your Business
- Occupational Licenses and Zoning
- State-Regulated Professions
- California State Licensing
- Federal Licenses

Chapter 8: Contract Laws
- Traditional Contract Law
- Statutory Contract Law
- Preparing Your Contracts

Chapter 9: Insurance
- Workers' Compensation
- Liability Insurance
- Hazard Insurance
- Home Business Insurance
- Automobile Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Employee Theft

Chapter 10: Your Business and the Internet
- Domain Names
- Web Pages
- Legal Issues
- Hiring a Website Designer
- Financial Transactions
- FTC Rules
- Fraud

Chapter 11: Health and Safety Laws
- Federal Laws
- California Laws

Chapter 12: Employment and Labor Laws
- Hiring and Firing Laws
- Firing
- New Hire Reporting
- Employment Agreements
- Independent Contractors
- Temporary Workers
- Child and Spousal Support
- Discrimination Laws
- Sexual Harassment
- Wage and Hour Laws
- Pension and Benefit Laws
- Family and Medical Leave Law
- Child Labor Laws
- Immigration Laws
- Hiring Off the Books
- Federal Contracts
- Miscellaneous Laws

Chapter 13: Advertising and Promotion Laws
- Advertising Laws and Rules
- Internet Sales Laws
- Email Advertising
- Home Solicitation Laws
- Notice of Cancellation
- Telephone Solicitation Laws
- Notice of Buyer's Right of Cancellation
- Pricing,Weights, and Labeling

Chapter 14: Payment and Collection
- Cash
- Checks
- Refunds
- Credit Cards
- Debit Cards
- Gift Cards
- Verifying Transactions
-Financing Laws
- Usury
- Collections

Chapter 15: Business Relations
- The Uniform Commercial Code
- Warranties
- Limitation of Remedies
- Commercial Discrimination
- Restraining Trade
Intellectual Property Protection

Chapter 16: Endless Laws
- Federal Laws
- California Laws

Chapter 17: Bookkeeping and Accounting
- Initial Bookkeeping
- Accountants
- Computer Programs
- Tax Tips

Chapter 18: Paying Federal Taxes
- Income Tax
- Withholding, Social Security, and Medicare Taxes
- Excise Taxes
- Unemployment Compensation Tax

Chapter 19: Paying California Taxes
- Sales and Use Tax
- Unemployment Compensation Tax
- Tangible and Intangible Property Taxes
- Income Tax
- Excise Tax
- State Tax Field Office Locations and Addresses

Chapter 20: Out-of-State Taxes
- State Sales Taxes
- Business Taxes
- Internet Taxes
- Canadian Taxes

Chapter 21: The End...and the Beginning


Appendix A: Sample, Filled-In Forms

Appendix B: Blank Forms


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