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The Small Business Start-Up Kit

Your one-stop guide to starting a small business Want to start a business? Don't know where to begin? The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to set up a small business in your state and deal with state and local forms, fees, and regulations. We'll show you how to: choose the right business structure, such as an LLC or partnership write an effective business plan pick a winning business name and protect it get the proper licenses and permits manage finances and taxes hire and manage staff, and market your business effectively, online and off. This edition is updated with the latest legal and tax rules affecting small businesses, plus social media and e-commerce trends.

Level Up: rise above the hidden forces holding your business back

An inspiring and revelatory guide to starting and scaling a small business, from powerhouse duo Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson Like many business owners, renowned politician and activist Stacey Abrams didn't start a business because she dreamed of calling herself an entrepreneur. Her part-time post (and its $17,310 annual salary) as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives necessitated striking out on her own as a consultant--her first small business. Then, Stacey and her friend Lara Hodgson launched an infrastructure advisory firm--named Insomnia Consulting because they did their best thinking at 3:00 a.m.--and then another business, and then another. Fifteen years into their entrepreneurial journey together, they have tackled the obstacles that many business owners face: how to grow sustainably, hire thoughtfully, and keep up with the Goliaths in your industry. Now, for the first time, Stacey and Lara share their inspiring and relatable personal story and lessons learned the hard way to show how every business owner can confront the forces that conspire to keep small businesses small. Lauded for her "resilient, visionary leadership" (Barack Obama) and celebrated as a "passionate advocate of democracy" (Madeleine Albright), Stacey now brings her fierce sense of justice to the challenges that America's business owners face. Level Up arms readers with the confidence, know-how, and savvy to overcome the obstacles that hold their businesses back.

Legal Forms for Starting and Running a Small Business

Create solid contracts for your business As a small business owner, you can't afford to farm paperwork and contracts out to a lawyer--you have to deal with them yourself. With Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business, you can act with confidence. Here you'll find the forms you need to start and grow your business. Each document comes with thorough, plain-English, line-by-line instructions to help you: write contracts prepare corporate bylaws prepare an LLC operating agreement buy a business hire employees and consultants create noncompete agreements protect your trade secrets record minutes of meetings lease commercial space buy real estate borrow or lend money, and much more. The 11th edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated by Nolo's experts, and provides the most up-to-date legal information for small businesses. With Downloadable Forms: Download and customize more than 65 forms to help you start and run your small business (details inside).

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