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Legal guide for starting & running a small business / Stephen Fishman, J.D.

Fishman, Stephen, (author.). Nolo (Firm), (issuing body.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781413330656
  • ISBN: 1413330657
  • Physical Description: 402 pages ; 28 cm
  • Edition: 18th edition.
  • Publisher: [Berkeley, California] : Nolo, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Your legal companion for starting and running a small business -- 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 small business -- Raising money for your business -- Buying a business -- Franchises : how not to get burned -- Insuring your business -- Negotiating a favorable lease -- Home-based business -- Employees and independent contractors -- The importance of excellent customer relations -- Legal requirements for dealing with customers -- Cash, P2P payments, credit cards, checks, and cryptocurrency -- Extending credit and getting paid -- Put it in writing : small business contracts -- The financially troubled business -- Appendix: Checklist for staring a small business.
Summary, etc.:
This book is for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as managers and other critical small business employees, who want practical and comprehensive guidance on business laws--without paying a lot in legal fees. The book helps owners and managers successfully begin and run a small business, covering topics like raising start-up money, protecting personal assets, negotiating leases and contracts, and more.
Subject: Small business > Law and legislation > United States.
Business enterprises > Law and legislation > United States.
Genre: Law for laypersons.
Law for laypersons.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bridgeport Public Library.


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