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 ...

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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, 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 . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572485617
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,415,414
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Warda has been a Florida attorney for over thirty years. He received his BA with Honors from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his JD from the University of Illinois in Champaign.

He is the author of over seventy self-help law books. Today Mark is continuing to update his books and running Land Trust Service Corporation. He lives in Lake Wales, Florida with his wife Alexandra and his three year old son, Mark David.

Desiree A. Petrus received her JD from Ohio Northern University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars. She has worked in the private and public sectors as corporate counsel and as Chief Legal Counsel for the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee. Currently, she is serving as State Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, a national, non-profit agency that advocates for retired workers and their families.

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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 of Further Guidance

Chapter 2: Choosing the Form of Your Business -
Proprietorship General Partnership Corporation 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 Trademarks 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 Fraud

Chapter 11: Health and Safety Laws -
Federal Laws Pennsylvania 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 Telephone Solicitation Laws Pricing, Weights, and Labeling

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

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 Accountants 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 -

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.

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