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Small Business Kit for Dummies [With CDROM]


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Foreword. Introduction. Part I: Starting Up Your Business. Chapter 1: Choosing Your Business Entity. Chapter 2: Business Plans. Chapter 3: Organizing a Corporation. Part II: Money Matters. Chapter 4: Raising Capital for Your Business. Chapter 5: Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics. Chapter 6: Small Business Tax Basics. Part III: Employee and Consultant Issues. Chapter 7: Employee Hiring Tools. Chapter 8: Motivating and Retaining Employees. Chapter 9: Avoiding Employee Problems. Chapter 10: Independent Contractor and Consultant Agreements. Part IV: Bulletproofing Your Business. Chapter 11: Key Contracts. Chapter 12: Legal Issues. Chapter 13: Protecting Your Ideas and Inventions. Chapter 14: Avoiding Customer Problems. Chapter 15: Real Estate Leases for Your Business. Part V: Spreading the Word. Chapter 16: Web Sites, Your Business, and You. Chapter 17: Press Releases and Dealing with the Press. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Ideas to Make Your Business More Successful. Chapter 19: Ten Great Web Sites for Small Businesses. Chapter 20: (Almost) Ten Great Publications for Small Businesses. Appendix: What?s on the CD-ROM. Index. End-User License Agreement.

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Richard D. Harroch is an attorney with over 20 years of experience in representing start-up and emerging companies, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists. He is listed in Who?s Who in American Law and is a corporate partner in a major law firm in San Francisco. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of U.C. Berkeley and graduated from UCLA Law School, where he was managing editor of the Law Review. He has edited or co-authored a number of legal/business books, including Start-Up and Emerging Companies: Planning, Financing and Operating the Successful Business and Partnership and Joint Venture Agreements. Richard was the chairman and co-founder of, one of the premier Web sites for small businesses. He was also the founder, CEO, and chairman of LawCommerce, Inc., an Internet company dedicated to providing products and sources to the legal profession. He has lectured extensively before various legal and business organizations, including the American Electronics Association, the Venture Capital Institute, the California Continuing Education of the Bar, Law Journal Seminars-Press, the California State Bar Business Section, the Corporate Counsel Institute, the San Francisco Bar, and the Practicing Law Institute (PLI). Richard has served as the chairman of the California State Bar Committee on Partnerships, the co-chairman of the Corporations Committee of the San Francisco Bar (Barristers), a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar, and co-chair of the Law Journal seminar in New York on ?Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances.? Richard has experience in the following areas: start-up and emerging companies, corporate financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, venture capital financings, employment agreements, IPOs, leases, loans, online and Internet matters, license agreements, partnerships, preferred stock, confidentiality agreements, stock options, sales contracts, securities laws, and mergers and acquisitions.

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