Legal Guide for Starting Running a Small Business

Legal Guide for Starting Running a Small Business

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Legal Guide for Starting Running a Small Business by Fred S. Steingold

Small business owners are regularly confronted by a bewildering array of legal questions and problems. Ignoring them can lead to disaster—but with lawyers typically charging $150-$250 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse.

Fortunately, there is a better alternative. Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business clearly explains the practical and legal information needed to:

  • raise start-up money
  • choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or L.L.C.
  • get licenses and permits
  • buy or sell a business or franchise
  • negotiate a favorable lease
  • insure a business
  • hire independent contractors safely
  • understand small business tax rules
  • pick & protect a good name
  • adopt the best customer policies
  • enter into enforceable contracts

The 6th edition provides new information on the hugely popular limited liability corporation, including an expanded discussion of how to choose between a corporation and an LLC.

The bestselling book also packs tips on:

  • sharing business ownership with a spouse
  • how to raise money
  • new rules for taking home-office tax deductions
  • the best Web sites for small-business legal information.

About the Author:

Attorney Fred S. Steingold practices law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An expert on small business law, he represents and advises many small businesses and frequently leads seminars on how to start and run small businesses. He is the author of Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business, Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business, and The Employer's Legal Handbook. His monthly column, The Legal Advisor, is carried by trade publications around the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873374705
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 06/15/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 8.39(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.99(d)

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