Bibliographic Details

Legal guide for starting & running a small business / Fred S. Steingold.

Author / Creator Steingold, Fred S. 1936-
Edition 13th ed.
Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo, ©2013.
Description 440 pages ; 28 cm
Language English
Subject Small business -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Popular works.
Business enterprises -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Popular works.
Business enterprises -- Law and legislation.
Small business -- Law and legislation.
United States.
Law for laypersons.
Law for laypersons.
Popular works.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9333584
Varying Form of Title Legal guide for starting and running a small business
ISBN 1413317391
9781413317398
9781413317404 (epub/ebook)
1413317405 (epub/ebook)
Notes "The all-in-one business law book"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Answers legal questions in plain English related to starting and running a small business. The 12th edition is thoroughly updated, including information on new tax reporting requirements and tax credits for small businesses under the Patient Protection Act"--Provided by publisher.
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
  • A Appendix: Checklist for Starting a Small Business
  • I Index