This book is for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as managers and other key small business employees, who want a practical and comprehensive guide to business law. The book helps owners and managers steer clear of legal problems and avoid unnecessary legal fees.

Table of Contents:
Your Legal Companion for Starting and Running a Small Business
1 Which Legal Form Is Best for Your Business?
2 Structuring a Partnership Agreement
3 Creating a Corporation
4 Creating a Limited Liability Company
5 Preparing for Ownership Changes With a Buyout Agreement
6 Naming Your Business and Products
7 Licenses and Permits
8 Tax Basics for the Small Business
9 Raising Money for Your Business
10 Buying a Business
11 Franchises: How Not to Get Burned
12 Insuring Your Business
13 Negotiating a Favorable Lease
14 Home-Based Business
15 Employees and Independent Contractors
16 The Importance of Excellent Customer Relations
17 Legal Requirements for Dealing With Customers
18 Cash, Credit Cards, and Checks
19 Extending Credit and Getting Paid
20 Put It in Writing: Small Business Contracts
21 The Financially Troubled Business
22 Resolving Legal Disputes
23 Representing Yourself in Small Claims Court
24 Lawyers and Legal Research

Editorial Reviews
  • An unusually helpful approach to the start-up process covers a lot of basics, from negotiating a lease to representing yourself in small claims court.-- Inc. Magazine
  • Get a basic understanding of small business legal issues... [with] this excellent resource...--The Wall Street Journal
  • Pick up a copy of Nolo's Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business.... It's a great resource.--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Balances its wealth of reproducible documents with straightforward how-to instructions and advice... --The Bookwatch
  • Two things make this work exceptionally valuable. First, the forms and contracts are written in straightforward language [and] all of the forms can be found on a CD-ROM that comes with the book. --American Reference Books Annual
  • Provides instructions for completing the contracts required when forming a corporation, borrowing money, buying a business, leasing an office, hiring employees and selling goods. --Reference & Research Book News
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. He is the author of The Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business and The Employer's Legal Handbook.

Product Details

Author:  Fred S. Steingold
ISBN:  1413321402   
Publisher:  NOLO
Publish Date:  April 30, 2015
Pages:  456 pages
Dimensions:  0.9" H x 10.7" L x 8.3" W (2.2 lbs) 

Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

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