By Richard D. Harroch
Starting your own business is a complicated matter, especially with all the legal issues and paperwork. This updated edition is chock-full of information, resources, and helpful hints on making the transition from a great idea to a great business.
If you’ve got a great idea for your own business, you need the kind of straightforward advice you’ll find here — the kind of advice you’d normally only get from business schools and MBA courses.
Covers all the basics on:
- Recent tax law changes
- Balancing your finances
- Hiring and keeping employees
- Effective management strategies
- Accounting fundamentals
For entrepreneurs, this comprehensive resource offers authoritative guidance on all your biggest business concerns, and offers unbeatable advice on such topics as:
- Choosing your business structure — from LLCs to S corps
- How to develop and write a standard business proposal
- Going public, issuing stock, and keeping a stock ledger
- Raising capital and understanding securities laws
- Bookkeeping standard practices
- Tax basics for small businesses
- Handling the paperwork for new hires
- Designing employee compensation plans
- Working with independent contractors and consultants
- Patent and copyright protections
- Dealing with the media
In addition, the book includes a CD-ROM full of helpful resources — forms, contracts, and even sample versions of the most popular software for small businesses. 408 pages. 2004.