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Many people dream of escaping the clutches of corporate America and running a business of their own. While these would-be entrepreneurs often have terrific ideas, they don't have a clue about where to start, especially when it comes to complying with state requirements and plowing through the paperwork. This book can help. User-friendly and loaded with tips, The Small Business Start-Up Kit helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business quickly, easily and with confidence. The book explains, in plain English, how to: choose from among the basic types of business organizations -- sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), write an effective business plan, file the right forms in the right place; be prepared for, and file, the required taxes; acquire good bookkeeping and accounting habits. The Start-Up Kit also includes all the forms and instructions readers need both as tear-outs and on a cross platform CD-ROM.
Many people dream of starting a business, but fear that without an MBA they'll get lost in the maze of government red tape. Here's the handbook they need. Step-by-step, The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California outlines how to set up a business in the Golden State quickly and easily, pointing out the hurdles, fees and forms along the way. In language that is clear, readable and straight to the point, the book explains how to: choose the best business structure, write an effective business plan, file the right forms in the right place, be prepared for, and file, the required taxes, acquire good bookkeeping and accounting habits. This completely revamped and updated book provides the latest rules and regulations, all the required forms and an expanded discussion of running a business on the Internet. Includes a sample partnership agreement; county, state and tax forms, and instructions to filling them out.
Start a nonprofit and keep it running with this practical guide Rescue a school library. Preserve an endangered species. Support the arts. Whatever it is you want to do to give back to your community, Starting & Building a Nonprofit provides the kick start you need. Filled with user-friendly information, practical advice and step-by-step instructions, this book is your guide through the process of getting a nonprofit up and running. Learn how to: -pick the perfect name for your organization -structure a nonprofit to achieve your goals -choose and obtain a federal tax-exempt status -create a mission statement -develop a strategic plan and initial budget -launch a successful fundraising plan -recruit and manage board members and volunteers -hire and train staff -obtain necessary insurance -market your organization -create a winning website -keep your nonprofit running Starting & Building a Nonprofit goes beyond paperwork -- it addresses the big picture, showing you how to create a solvent, efficient organization that will make a real difference. And the newly revised edition has an updated chapter on building a website for your nonprofit, and updated forms and checklists to help you stay organized. Are you a California resident? Check out How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California.
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 arty 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 strip, you'll find information and guidance on: choosing and developing the right business to live the life you want drafting an effective business plan programs that give government contracting preferences to women owned businesses understanding and choosing a legal structure clearing the bureaucratic start up hurdles taking your business online and developing an eBusiness financial management and tax basics for small businesses balancing work, children, and family relationships hiring and managing employees The Women's Small Business Start Up Kit retains its focus on women's business related issues without devolving into stereotypes and never loses sight of the legal rules and fundamentals of starting and running your business. All forms are now downladable at nolo.com.