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Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

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This book is for the millions of people who either:

• are thinking about starting a small business

• have decided to start a small business and would like an overview of the legal context in which they will be operating

• have already started a small business and want a legal reference source to keep legal fees down to the bare minimum, or

• who are managers (not owners) of a small business and want to make sound decisions to avoid legal problems for the business.


• This book is a comprehensive legal guide covering all the important legal topics that an entrepreneur or business manager is likely to encounter, from choosing a business structure to creating contracts and negotiating a lease.

• This book helps keep businesses from making choices that may lead to costly legal problems.

• The new (15th) edition updates relevant legal and tax information, such as the latest income tax options for members of husband and wife LLCs and rules for depreciating and expensing business assets. It also provides advice on current best practices when it comes to raising start-up money, purchasing insurance, classifying workers (as employee or independent contractor), extending credit, and much more.

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