A complete guide for small businesses and startups on how to choose a business name, how to register for nationwide protection of a trademark, how to secure a domain name, and how to deal with infringing use by others.
The all-in-one business law book! When you run a small business, legal questions crop up almost on a daily basis. Ignoring them can threaten your enterprise—but hiring a lawyer to help with routine issues can devastate the bottom line. Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business clearly explains how to: raise start-up money pick the right business structure get licenses and permits negotiate a favorable lease protect yourself with the right insurance create binding contracts hire, fire, and manage employees cope with financial problems protect your personal assets, and save on business taxes. The 15th edition is completely updated with the latest business tax rules and numbers, including options for members of husband and wife LLCs, rules for depreciating and expensing business assets, and best practices for classifying workers (as employee or independent contractor).
10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times Or Close Down & Move on
Author: Ralph E. Warner,Bethany K. Laurence
Category: Business & Economics
Written by a business owner who has survived three decades of challenges, this resource provides 12 no-nonsense strategies for small business owners on protecting personal assets from creditors and surviving the current recession.
Providing for Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage
Author: Richard E. Barnes
Targeting parents in second marriages who want to provide for their current spouse and their children from both marriages, the author provides sample estate plans and covers such topics as estate and gift taxes in a second marriage, choosing executors and trustees, the latest federal and state laws, and much more. 15,000 first printing. Original.
The quick reference to employment law for anyone who oversees workers. Whether you're managing workers or working in the HR department, The Manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect introduction to supervising employees and independent contractors safely and legally. Need some information about overtime? Want some useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This one-of-a-kind book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including: frequently asked questions concise articles helpful tips "lessons from the real world" dozens of resources, online and off Designed for managers and supervisors who need answers quickly, as well as professionals pursuing a career in human resources, The Manager's Legal Handbook covers hiring, firing and everything in between. The 5th edition is completely overhauled to provide quick answers to the questions that managers encounter every day. It includes updated 50-state legal charts and new sections on setting pay and communicating with employees.
Incorporate Your Business is the easy-to-read guide to forming a corporation in any state. It takes readers through the entire process, step by step and in plain English. When they're finished, their businesses will enjoy: -- unique tax benefits -- investment attraction -- immediate organization -- corporate income splitting -- and moreThe book provides all the Articles, bylaws and minutes anyone needs, as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.
Explains the basics of trademark law, provides information needed to fill out an application, gives instructions for filing an application electronically with TEAS, and tells how to protect a trademark from copiers
Law and Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers, and Consultants
Author: Stephen Fishman
Category: Independent contractors
For the more than twenty million Americans who are self-employed and offer their services on a contract basis, "Wage Slave No More" is the book to have. This second edition tells the reader how to successfully meet business start-up requirements, comply with strict IRS rules, draft solid consulting and independent contract agreements and get paid in full and on time. It includes complete coverage of the major changes brought about the the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Please see "Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements" for all the legal forms and agreements necessary either to work as an independent contractor of consultant or to run a home-based business.
User friendly and loaded with tips, this guidebook helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business quickly, easily, and with confidence. Includes information on choosing a business type, write and effective business plan, acquire good bookkeeping skills, and more. Includes all forms and instructions, both tear-outs on on CD-ROM.
The perfect book for software developers, programmers, publishers and authors, Copyright Your Software explains everything creative folks need to know about software copyright protection. It provides step-by-step instructions and all the necessary forms to register work with the Copyright Office. It also explains: who owns a copyright how to sell a copyright to publishers and clients what your copyright notice should say and where it should appear the scope of the copyright protection what to do about infringement how to recognize a derivative work.Includes new copyright office forms and the latest developments in this ever-changing field.
A top international authority on Web marketing and e-commerce provides a sure-fire formula for developing a winning e-commerce marketing strategy One of the biggest reasons why so many Internet-based businesses fail isn't poor product or service, or technology failures, or even lack of funding. As Internet marketing guru Ralph F. Wilson explains in this ground-breaking book, a preponderance of e-business failures can be traced back to a lack of know- ledge about the Internet's full potential as a marketing and sales tool. With the help of case studies of outstanding e-business successes and failures, Wilson describes how to develop four, core e-business marketing competencies. Readers learn how to develop a USP, clarify goals, and perform analysis and customer profiling. They also learn how to perform product positioning; develop a balanced promotional mix; provide lifetime customer value; and much more. Ralph F. Wilson (Loomis, CA) is the founding editor of three popular e-business publications read by 130,000 subscribers in 130 countries: Web Marketing Today, Web Commerce Today, and Doctor Ebiz.
This book provides step-by-step instructions and all the necessary forms to incorporate in the Golden State. It also explains all the benefits, including limited liability, lower income taxes, employee perks and increased access to capital. Readers are provided with Articles of Incorporation, bylaws, stock certificates, Minutes of the First Corporate Meeting, S Corporation tax information and more.