The American Bar Association legal guide for small business : everything a small-business person must know, from start-up employment laws to financing and selling a business

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Subjects: Small business--Law and legislation--United States--Popular works
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2000
LC Classification: K, KF
Table of Contents: Foreword
Introduction
1. First Steps 3
1. Getting Started 5
2. Clearing the Decks 22
3. If Your Business Is Ten Feet from the Kitchen 32
4. Location, Location, Location 42
5. Buying Peace of Mind 58
2. Types of Business Organizations 69
6. Sole Proprietorships 71
7. Partnerships 78
8. Is a Corporation for You? 88
9. Limited Trouble - and Paperwork 112
10. So What's the Best Business Form for You? 119
3. What If You're Not Starting from Scratch? 137
11. Is Franchising for You? 139
12. Understanding and Negotiating the Franchise Agreement 149
13. Buying a Business 158
4. A Section About People 169
14. Hiring Employees 171
15. Laws Affecting Employees 183
16. Terminating Employees 195
17. Maintaining a Safe Place of Business 207
18. The Legal Side of Dealing with Customers 223
19. Extending Credit 240
20. The Check Isn't in the Mail! 258
5. Running the Business 275
21. Contracts 277
22. Special Contract Terms 305
23. What If There's a Dispute? 321
24. Too Good to Be True 334
25. Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights 344
6. The Taxman Cometh 369
26. Business Taxes 101 371
27. Then There's the State and the City ... 390
28. Tangling with the Government 396
7. Various Endings 401
29. Sink or Swim - Facing Financial Difficulties 403
30. Selling a Business 418
31. Retirement Planning for the Business Owner 435
32. Til Death Do Us Part 450
8. Getting Help 469
33. Do You Need a Lawyer? 471
34. Choosing a Business Lawyer 481
35. Where Do You Go from Here? 495
Index 499
About the Authors 000
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Legal guide for small business
Additional Authors: American Bar Association
Notes: LCCN: 99086498
ISBN: 0812930150 (alk. paper)
Includes index
Physical Description: xix, 523 p. ; 21 cm
OCLC Number: 43096689
ISBN/ISSN: 0812930150

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