Start a Business in Florida [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Start a Business in Florida

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Overview

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, take the time to properly establish yourself right from the start. Let Start a Business in Florida help you start your dream business headache and hassle-free.

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

Essential documents you need to:
- 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: 9781402235603
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,161,905
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark Warda received his JD from the University of Illinois. He has written or coauthored over seventy-five self-help legal books, including The Complete Book of Personal Legal Forms. He runs a busy law practice in central Florida.
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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books -
Introduction

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
Foreign Nationals
Business Comparison Chart

Chapter 3: Naming Your Business
Fictitious Names
Sample Fictitious Name Notice
Corporate Names
Professional Associations
The Word Limited
Trademarks
Domain Names

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
Understanding Securities Laws
Using the Internet to Find Capital

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
Checking Governmental Regulations

Chapter 7: Licensing Your Business
Occupational Licenses and Zoning
State-Regulated Professions
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
Sales Tax Bonds
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
Florida Laws

Chapter 12: Employment and Labor Laws
Hiring and Firing Laws
Firing
New Hire Reporting
Employment Agreements
Independent Contractors
Temporary Workers
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
Sample Notice of Cancellation
Buyer's Right to Cancel for Home Solicitation
Telephone Solicitation Laws
Pricing, Weights, and Labeling
Price Gouging
Deceptive Practices
Refunds
Buyer's Right to Cancel forShipped Goods

Chapter 14: Payment and Collection
Cash
Checks
Credit Cards
Financing Laws
Usury
Collections

Chapter 15: Business Relations Laws
The Uniform Commercial Code
Commercial Discrimination
Restraining Trade
Commercial Bribery
Intellectual Property Protection

Chapter 16: Endless Laws
Federal Laws
Florida 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 Florida Taxes -Sales and Use Taxes
Unemployment Compensation Tax
Tangible and Intangible Property Taxes
Income Tax
Excise Taxes

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

Chapter 21: The End...and the Beginning
Glossary -
Appendix A: Business Start-Up ChecklistAppendix B: Sample, Filled-In Forms -Appendix C: Blank FormsIndex
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