Start A Business In Texas, 5e


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 ...

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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 Texas 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: 9781572485600
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 1,448,998
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Traci Truly received her law degree from Baylor University. Ms. Truly currently practices law in Dallas, Texas.

Mark Warda received his JD from the University of Illinois. 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 -
Preliminary Considerations
Fictitious Names
Corporate, LLC, LLP, and Limited Partnership Names
Professional Associations, Professional Corporations, and Professional LLCs
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
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
Texas 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
Deceptive Practices

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

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

Chapter 16: Endless Laws -
Federal Laws
Texas 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 Texas Taxes -
Sales and Use Taxes
Franchise Taxes
Unemployment Taxes
Local Property Taxes
Other Texas Taxes

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

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

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

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