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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 $150-$250 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse.
Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business clearly explains the practical and legal information you need to:
*raise start-up money
*choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or LLC
*get licenses and permits
*buy or sell a business or franchise
*negotiate a favorable lease
*insure your business
*hire independent contractors safely
*understand small business tax rules
*pick and protect a good name
*resolve legal disputes
*adopt the best customer policies
*enter into strong contracts
*cope with financial problems
The 7th edition provides the latest in law, business and taxes. It features all-new information on buying LLCs and franchises, plus expanded information on complying with ADA requirements and dealing with customers via the Internet. While it cannot eliminate all need for a flesh-and-blood lawyer, attorney Fred Steingold's Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business, Volume 1 does the next best thing by offering a clear and concise path around many of the legal pitfalls encountered regularly by today's entrepreneur. And in this newly updated third edition, Steingold's suggestions on basic matters such as fundraising, licensing, agreements, and insurance are enhanced by pertinent details on recent employment- and tax-law changes.
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