Weekend Small Business Start-Up Kit [NOOK Book]


The Weekend Small Business Start-up Guide is the easy-to-follow resource that gets your new business up and running in a matter of days. It gives your business an extra shot at success by helping you think through and put into place certain preliminaries, such as:
--Evaluating your chance of success
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The Weekend Small Business Start-up Guide is the easy-to-follow resource that gets your new business up and running in a matter of days. It gives your business an extra shot at success by helping you think through and put into place certain preliminaries, such as:
--Evaluating your chance of success
--Organizing your business in a form that's right for you
--Naming your business to beat the competition
--Preparing a business plan that gets results
--Financing your business while staying personally secure
--Locating your business for maximum exposure

It does all this without bogging you down. It highlights what you need to know, with a focus always on the goal. It also takes you beyond just opening the door and looks to your critical first year in business. It provides vital information to get you through that time on issues regarding:
--Internet marketing
--Employment issues

Get it done fast, but with confidence, with The Weekend Small Business Start-up Kit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402232244
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: The Weekend . . .
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 900,009
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Warda received his J.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He has written or coauthored over seventy-five self-help law books, including Start a Business in Florida and Form Your Own Corporation.
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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
- 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

Chapter 12: Employment and Labor Laws -
- Hiring and Firing Laws
- Employment Requirements
- New Hire Reporting
- Employment Agreements
- Firing
- 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
- Telephone Solicitation Laws
- Pricing, Weights, and Labeling

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

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

Chapter 16: Endless Laws -
- Federal Laws
- State 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
- State 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 -

Index -

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