Legal Guide for Starting and 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 expensive.

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The Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business contains all the plain-English legal information entrepreneurs need to successfully start and run a new venture. The book clearly explains the practical and legal information you need to:

  • Raise startup money
  • Choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or limited liability corporations
  • Pick and protect a good name
  • Get licenses and permits
  • Buy or sell a business or franchise
  • Negotiate a favorable lease
  • Insure your business
  • Hire independent contractors safely
  • Understand small business tax rules
  • Resolve legal disputes
  • Adopt the best customer policies
  • Enter into enforceable contracts
  • Cope with financial issues

Completely revised and updated, the book provides the latest 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 websites for small-business legal information

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