Start a Business in Pennsylvania (Fourth Edition)


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 ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers and in stores.

Pick Up In Store Near You

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $58.77   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...


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 Pennsylvania 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 . . .

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572485617
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Desiree Petrus received her J.D. from Ohio Northern University. She is a member of the bars in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Mark Warda received his J.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Licensed in Florida, he has written or co-authored over seventy-five self-help law books.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books-
Introduction -

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

Chapter 2: Choosing the Form of Your Business -
General Partnership
Limited Partnership
Limited Liability Company
Limited Liability Partnership
Making Your Choice
Start-Up Procedures

Chapter 3: Naming Your Business -
Fictitious Names
Corporate Names
Professional Corporations
Domain Names

Chapter 4: Preparing a Business Plan -
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Business Plan
Outline for Your Business Plan
Gathering Information
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
The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
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

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

Chapter 12: Employment and Labor Laws -
Hiring and Firing Laws
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
Telephone Solicitation Laws
Pricing, Weights, and Labeling

Chapter 14: Payment and Collection Laws -
Credit Cards
Financing Laws

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

Chapter 16: Endless Laws -
Federal Laws
Pennsylvania Laws

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

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

Chapter 19: Paying Pennsylvania Taxes -
Sales and Use Taxes
Miscellaneous Business Taxes
Personal Property Taxes
Unemployment Compensation Taxes
Income Taxes

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

Chapter 21: The End...and the Beginning -
Business Resources

Glossary -
Appendix A: Business Start-Up Checklist -
Appendix B: Sample, Filled-In Forms -
Appendix C: Blank Forms -

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)