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, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Traci Truly received her law degree and undergraduate business degree from Baylor University. She has practiced law in Dallas, Texas since 1985. She has a general practice, representing individuals in a variety of types of legal matters as well as small businesses, including Omni Entertainment, a Dallas entertainment company, and Mustang Booking Agency, also located in Dallas. Ms. Truly has written or coauthored several legal guides. Her book, Teen Rights (and Responsibilities), was named to the New York Public Library's 2003 Books for Teen Age list. She has appeared on Fox Television (The Rob Nelson Show) and on the Fox New Channel (Dayside with Linda Vestor) and in national publications including Seventeen Magazine, the AARP bulletin, and First For Women Magazine.

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.

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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 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 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 Texas 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 Deceptive Practices

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

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 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 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 -

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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