The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit

A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

Author: Peri Pakroo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

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The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit, written by the author of the bestselling The Small Business Start-Up Kit, gives you the practical and legal information you need to kickstart a successful enterprise--whether you're an artsy creative type, an independent consultant, or a Fortune 500-seeker. In addition to a breakdown of the common issues and concerns facing women entrepreneurs of every stripe, you'll find information and guidance on: drafting a solid business plan raising startup money, including through crowdfunding choosing a legal structure and hiring employees managing finances and taxes handling health insurance qualifying for special certification programs and contracts for women-owned businesses making the most of your website and social media, and marketing and branding your business on a budget. You'll also hear from successful women business owners whose insights will inform and inspire you. The book includes access (through a special link on Nolo.com) to a cash flow projection worksheet, partnership agreement, and other useful forms. GOLD winner, IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award, Business & Career category.

The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California

Author: Peri Pakroo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Everything you need to start a business in California, from creating a solid business plan and selecting a marketable name to business contracts, taxes, and reaching customers online.

The Small Business Start-Up Kit

A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

Author: Peri Pakroo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324754

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Start your business with confidence using the best step-by-step guide available! Many people dream of running a business of their own -- but often don't know how or where to start. Sound familiar? This is the book you need. User-friendly and loaded with tips, The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to launch a business quickly, easily, and with confidence. It explains in plain English how to choose between an LLC and other business structures, manage finances and taxes, market your business effectively online and off, and much more.

Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332407X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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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 laws without paying a fortune in legal fees. The book helps owners and managers successfully start and run a small business, from raising startup money to protecting personal assets to negotiating leases and contracts.

3 Weeks to Startup

A High Speed Guide to Starting a Business

Author: Tim Berry

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

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Three weeks? Can you really start a business in three weeks? Yes, you can. Tim Berry, business planning expert and principal author of Business Plan Pro, the country’s bestselling business plan software, and Sabrina Parsons, co-founder of Palo Alto Software UK, unveil a new, more innovative business landscape and show you how to streamline your startup using the fastest resource in the world—the internet. Eliminate the exhausting, time-consuming legwork involved in traditional startup plans, and instead fast track your business using a wealth of online tools and services. Berry and Parsons help you build your business step by step, including establishing your business plan, making your business legal, financing your venture, hiring your staff and more—using online tools and resources at every stage. Discover how easy it is to reach your dream of opening your own business faster than you ever thought possible. Let the countdown begin—you’re just 3 weeks away from opening the doors to your new business!

Starting & Building a Nonprofit

A Practical Guide

Author: Peri Pakroo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332357X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Starting & Building a Nonprofit explains in detail how to start a nonprofit that has staying power, and can continue doing its good work even if the founders move on. It is written for people who are passionate about a cause, but may not know the first thing about the legal structure of nonprofits or how to manage them. It explains from A to Z how to structure and manage a nonprofit that is sustainable and effective in pursuing its mission.

The Small Business Start-Up Kit

A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

Author: Peri H. Pakroo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

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The best step-by-step guide to starting a business available! Many people dream of running a business of their own -- but often don't know how to start. Sound familiar? This book can help. User-friendly and loaded with tips, The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to launch a business quickly, easily and with confidence. It explains in plain English how to: choose the best business structure write an effective business plan file the right forms in the right place price, bid and bill your projects draft and use contracts, online and off manage your finances be prepared for, and file, required taxes reach customers online The Small Business Start-Up Kit also includes all the forms and instructions you need both as tear-outs and on CD-ROM. The 6th edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest legal information affecting small business. Additionally, it includes 1) an updated chapter on financial management, which includes information on how to use technology to manage bookkeeping and other business aspects, 2) an updated e-business chapter which covers how to use social media to promote the business and, 3) updated material on the latest search engine optimization strategies to drive traffic to the business website.

The Small Business Start-Up Guide

A Surefire Blueprint to Successfully Launch Your Own Business

Author: Michael Giabrone,Matthew Thompson

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402281331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Filled with essential checklists, worksheets, and advice, The Small Business Start-Up Guide will get you up and running! The Small Business Start-Up Guide is a must-have for anyone starting a business. A complete overview of everything you need to know to start successfully, it will save you time, effort, and money. Discover: •Which business entity is right for you •How to formulate a complete business plan •The ins and outs of bank laons and government assistance •The pros and cons of franchising •Which professionals to consult and when •Everything you need to know about taxes and insurance Plus, get a great time-saving information, including: •A checklist of all the things you must do when starting a business •Many helpful resources, including worksheets and a complete list of state guidelines for starting a small business •Where to find the best sources of information concerning all of your specific business questions and concerns •Tips for finding loans and investors "The pluses and minuses for each type of organization a start-up can assume."—Wall Street Journal Right now is the time to start building the business you want!

Consulting Business

Step-by-Step Startup Guide

Author: Entrepreneur magazine

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613081995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 974

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Consulting is big business these days. And it's an excellent way to turn your knowledge and experience into big bucks. Whether you're a computer whiz, a business expert or a fundraising dynamo, your special skills are in high demand. Capitalize on your talents by offering them to businesses ranging from small startup firms to Fortune 500 corporations--at a price! Many consultants make $1,500 or more a day! No matter what your area of expertise, our guide will tell you everything you need to know to start your own successful consulting business. In addition to overviews of 20 top consulting businesses, it provides practical solutions and proven strategies to help you get your consulting service off the ground. In this step-by-step guide, you'll discover how to: Assess your skills Define your market Find and keep clients Obtain licenses Set rates Monitor cash flow Hire staff Use the internet to boost business Prepare contracts, agreements and reports And more! The Third Edition of this bestselling guide is completely updated with the most recent industry trends and trend forecasts. It includes new worksheets and sample forms, and a section on using the latest social media and viral marketing techniques to promote your business. Plus, there are brand-new interviews with successful consulting service entrepreneurs and even more resources to help you jump-start your venture. Whether you're a retired professional seeking a second career, a corporate consultant ready to get out on your own, or just want to be your own boss, our guide is an invaluable resource for making your dream of professional independence come true. Order yours today! The First Three Years In addition to industry specific information, you’ll also tap into Entrepreneur’s more than 30 years of small business expertise via the 2nd section of the guide - Start Your Own Business. SYOB offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed. Plus, you’ll get advice and insight from experts and practicing entrepreneurs, all offering common-sense approaches and solutions to a wide range of challenges. • Pin point your target market • Uncover creative financing for startup and growth • Use online resources to streamline your business plan • Learn the secrets of successful marketing • Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them • Take advantage of hundreds of resources • Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists • From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. We’ll teach you the secrets of the winners, and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success. BONUS: Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit! Every small business is unique. Therefore, it’s essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business’s needs. That’s why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more – all at your fingertips! You’ll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compliled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.

Start a Business in Florida

Author: Mark Warda Warda

Publisher: SphinxLegal

ISBN: 1572485388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Simplify the Start-Up Process Starting a new business can be one of the most exciting things you will ever do-as well as one of the most overwhelming. To ensure the future success of your enterprise, take the time to properly establish yourself right from the start. Let Start a Business in Florida help you start your dream business headache and hassle-free. Learn how to: - Develop a Complete Business Plan - Register with State Authorities - Establish a Proper Tax Payment System - Market Your Business for Success Essential documents you need to: - Create a Brand-New Business - Avoid Problems with the IRS - Hire Employees - Comply with State and Federal Regulations - And much more . . .

Start Your Own Import/Export Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613083629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Importing and exporting are trillion-dollar industries — but that doesn’t mean they’re just for big business. In fact, small businesses make up about 96 percent of this field. Get your share of an ever-expanding economy with the essential advice in this top-selling guide. As a successful import/export agent, you can net a healthy six-figure income by matching buyers and sellers from around the globe, right from your own home. This book is loaded with valuable insights and practical advice for tapping into highly lucrative global markets. You’ll learn every aspect of the startup process, including: • Choosing the most profitable goods to buy and sell • Setting up and maintaining a trade route • Using the internet to simplify your transactions • How the government can help you find products and customers • Essential trade law information to keep your business in compliance • How to choose a customs broker • The latest government policies • Proven methods for finding contacts in the Unites States and abroad Tricks of the trade from successful importers/exporters and hundreds of valuable resources help you become a player in the lucrative world of international exchange.

LLC and Corporation Start-Up Guide

Author: Mark Warda

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1572487283

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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The LLC and Corporation Start-Up Guide is a must-have resource for the aspiring business owner who needs to know about organizing or incorporating his or her business.

Adams Streetwise Small Business Start-Up

Your Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Managing a Business

Author: Bob Adams

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781558505810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Packed with information, illustrations, graphs, forms, and worksheets, the Streetwise “RM” books provide everything business-people need to get up and running in the fast lane. Readers benefit from the expert advice of seasoned professionals in all areas of business, from motivating employees to marketing, building website traffic to financing.

Working for Yourself

Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Gig Workers of All Types

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

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Self employed? Or ready to be your own boss? This book is for you! Working for Yourself provides all the legal and tax information you need to start your business off on the right foot--and run it successfully. Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer, consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: you need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Get all the information you need to know to: obtain necessary permits and licenses determine how much to charge your clients write legally binding contracts and avoid unfair ones qualify for independent contractor tax treatment make the most of your tax deductions and comply with strict IRS rules get benefits (including health coverage) and insurance keep accurate records in case you get audited, and make sure you’re paid in full and on time. The 10th edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including recent changes in tax law and business practices (from pricing services to buying insurance).

The Complete Guide to Selling a Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

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Out there somewhere is a buyer looking to buy a business like yours. So if you're ready to sell, make sure you protect your interests and maximize your profit with this all-in-one guide.

Steps to Small Business Start-Up

Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Idea Into a Successful Business

Author: Linda Pinson

Publisher: Out of Your Mind & into the

ISBN: 9780944205594

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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A business classic that has been guiding new entrepreneurs through the process of launching their businesses for more than a quarter of a century, this book has now been revised to feature the most up-to-date information, forms, examples, and worksheets. It emphasizes all of the mechanics of the start-up, including choosing a business, legal structure, location, and DBAs. Additional chapters cover home-based business, proprietary rights, financing options, bookkeeping, and cash flow. Offering indispensable advice for marketing, Internet operation, and business planning, it is positioned to remain a favorite for business education by universities, colleges, technical schools, and small business development centers.

How to Write a Business Plan

Author: Mike McKeever

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Whether you are running a home-based business or a brick-and-mortar operation, you need an effective financial plan, and this book is your comprehensive guide. The 13th Edition is completely updated with the latest laws and banking regulations, and includes an expanded collection of resources.

The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit

A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

Author: Peri H. Pakroo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 642

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Find out how to start and run a successful business, with specific emphasis on your concerns as a woman entrepreneur Approximately ten million U.S businesses are currently women-owned, and the number is growing at twice the national average for all businesses. As one of the millions of aspiring female small business owners, you know that there are specific issues and questions that need to be addressed when youíre setting up shop. The Womenís Small Business Start-Up Kit, written by the author of the bestselling The Small Business Start-Up Kit, gives you the practical and legal information you need to kickstart a successful enterprise, including: borrowing money and managing finances drafting an effective business plan how to become certified as a woman-owned business understanding and choosing a legal structure accessing resources available to women entrepreneurs through Women's Business Centers and microlenders taking your business online and developing an eBusiness handling small business tax issues balancing work life with family life marketing, hiring employees and much more The Womenís Small Business Start-Up Kit retains its focus on womenís business-related issues without devolving into stereotypes and never loses sight of the legal rules and fundamentals of starting and running your business. The book includes a CD with useful legal forms, such as a partnership agreement, and financial spreadsheets, such as cash flow projection, plus interviews with successful women who have started businesses. The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.

The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping

Author: Mark Hayes,Andrew Youderian

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483401812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping is a complete guide on how to create and run a successful dropshipping business. "This is by far the best book on dropshipping available. You will will learn everything you need to know about finding a product, setting up an online store and growing your business." (Sean Work, Director of Marketing, KISSmetrics) "Andrew and Mark have written a comprehensive, no-BS guide to dropshipping. Essential reading for anyone considering this type of retail." (Chandra Clark, Founder & President, Scribendi) "These guys distill everything you need to know about dropshipping. It's a must read if you want practical advice and a clear blueprint to help you grow your business." (Valerie Khoo, National Director, Australian Writers' Centre) "Holy jeez - I wish these guys had written this 7 years ago.... I can say that the advice in this book is spot on."

The $100 Startup

Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do what You Love, and Create a New Future

Author: Chris Guillebeau

Publisher: Broadway Business

ISBN: 0307951529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

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Shares advice for transitioning away from unfulfilling jobs to embark on adventurous, meaningful careers, outlining recommendations for starting a personal business with a minimum of time and investment while turning ideas into higher income levels. 60,000 first printing.