How to Start a Business in California

How to Start a Business in California

by John J. Talamo, Mark Warda


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How to Start a Business in California by John J. Talamo, Mark Warda

Whether you are starting over in a new career or wanting to supplement your retirement, How to Start a Business in California is your guide to successfully starting and running your new business. How to Start a Business in California is an innovative answer to understanding the federal and state laws that accompany starting a business. From choosing your business, to employment and financial matters, this book simplifies the start-up process while saving you time and money. Written by attorneys, this book uses an easy-to-understand approach to business regulations for anyone considering opening a business in California. This book contains all the information you need to start your dream business -- headache and hassle free.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572483361
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/02/2003
Series: Sphinx Legal Series
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.48(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law BooksVII
Chapter 1Deciding to Start a Business1
Know Your Strengths
Know Your Business
Do the Math
Sources for Further Guidance
Chapter 2Choosing and Starting a Form of Business17
Basic Forms of Doing Business
Start-Up Procedures
Business Start-Up Checklist
Business Comparison Chart
Chapter 3Your Business Name25
Preliminary Considerations
Fictitious Names
Corporate Names
Chapter 4Financing Your Business31
Growing with Profits
Using Your Savings
Borrowing Money
A Rich Partner
Selling Shares of Your Business
Securities Laws
Chapter 5Locating Your Business37
Working Out of Your Home
Choosing a Retail Site
Choosing Office, Manufacturing, or Warehouse Space
Leasing a Site
Buying a Site
Check Governmental Regulations
Chapter 6Licensing Your Business45
Occupational Licenses and Zoning
State-Regulated Professions
California State Licensing
Federal Licenses
Chapter 7Contract Laws49
Traditional Contract Law
Statutory Contract Law
Preparing Your Contracts
Chapter 8Insurance57
Workers' Compensation
Liability Insurance
Hazard Insurance
Home Business Insurance
Automobile Insurance
Health Insurance
Employee Theft
Chapter 9Your Business and the Internet63
Domain Names
Web Pages
Legal Issues
Financial Transactions
FTC Rules
Chapter 10Health and Safety Laws77
Federal Laws
California Laws
Chapter 11Employment and Labor Laws83
Hiring and Firing Laws
New Hire Reporting
Employment Agreements
Independent Contractors
Temporary Workers
Child and Spousal Support
Discrimination Laws
Sexual Harassment
Wage and Hour Laws
Pension and Benefit Laws
Family and Medical Leave Laws
Child Labor Laws
Immigration Laws
Hiring "Off the Books"
Federal Contracts
Miscellaneous Laws
Chapter 12Advertising and Promotion Laws115
Advertising Laws and Rules
Internet Sales Laws
Home Solicitation Laws
Telephone Solicitation Laws
Pricing, Weights, and Labeling
Chapter 13Payment and Collection133
Credit Cards
Financing Laws
Chapter 14Business Relations Laws149
The Uniform Commercial Code
Limitation of Remedies
Commercial Discrimination
Restraining Trade
Intellectual Property Protection
Chapter 15Endless Laws159
Federal Laws
California Laws
Chapter 16Bookkeeping and Accounting165
Initial Bookkeeping
Computer Programs
Tax Tips
Chapter 17Paying Federal Taxes169
Federal Income Tax
Federal Withholding, Social Security, and Medicare Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes
Unemployment Compensation Taxes
Chapter 18Paying California Taxes175
Sales and Use Tax
Unemployment Compensation Tax
Tangible and Intangible Property Taxes
Income Tax
Excise Tax
Chapter 19Out-of-State Taxes181
State Sales Taxes
Internet Taxes
Chapter 20The End...and the Beginning183
For Further Reference193
Appendix ASample Filled-in Forms197
Appendix BBlank Forms & Tax Timetable215

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