448 p. ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The all-in-one business law book"--Cover.
Which legal form is best for your business?
Structuring a partnership agreement
Creating a corporation
Creating a limited liability company
Preparing for ownership changes with a buyout agreement
Naming your business and products
Licenses and permits
Tax basics for the small business
Raising money for your business
Buying a business
Franchises : how not to get burned
Insuring your business
Negotiating a favorable lease
Employees and independent contractors
The importance of excellent customer relations
Legal requirements for dealing with customers
Cash, credit cards, and checks
Extending credit and getting paid
Put it in writing : small business contracts
The financially troubled business
Resolving legal disputes
Representing yourself in small claims court
Lawyers and legal research
Start and run your business with this all-in-one book. 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 $200-$300 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse. The 12th edition is revised to provide the latest regulations, tax numbers and business realities in a changing economy. It also provides a start-up checklist, an expanded discussion about choosing a business structure, updates to bankruptcy law -- and much more.
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Legal guide for starting and running a small business