The books featured in this section will help you to understand how to run a company in the US.
Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business
Start and run your business with this all-in-one book.
Small business owners are regularly confronted by a bewildering array of legal questions and problems. Ignoring them can lead to disaster — but with lawyers typically charging $200-$300 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse.
Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business clearly explains the practical and legal information you need to: raise start-up money, choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or LLC, get licenses and permits, buy or sell a business or franchise, negotiate a favorable lease, insure your business, hire independent contractors safely, understand small business tax rules, pick and protect a good name, resolve legal disputes, adopt the best customer policies, enter into strong contracts, cope with financial problems
The 11th edition is revised to provide the latest regulations, tax numbers and business realities in a changing economy. It also provides a start-up checklist, an expanded discussion about choosing a business structure, updates to bankruptcy law — and much more.
The Essential Corporation Handbook
The Essential Corporation Handbook takes the mysteries out of corporate formalities, and shows owners what they must do and what they may do with their corporations. By knowing the rules to follow, you can avoid time-consuming, expensive mistakes, and you can keep your energy focused where you want it — on running your business. Now, find out about the hows and whys of corporations so you can: Avoid Personal Liability.
Every state has a business corporation act, unfortunately none are completely uniform. This book covers all 50 states plus Washington D.C. offering a nuts and bolts guide to the hows and whys of corporations.
The Essential Corporation Handbook clearly explains the principles, rules and documents crucial to proper corporation maintenance and formation, plus offers sample documents, checklists and forms putting the tools at the readers’ fingertips.
The Essential Limited Liability Company
The Limited Liability Company (LLC) is one of the most exciting developments in modern business history – and one of the most eagerly awaited. Combining the tax advantages of a partnership with the personal debt protection of a corporation, LLCs are now encouraged in all states except Hawaii, Massachusetts and Vermont. Many believe this innovative structure may replace general and limited partnerships, joint ventures, and S corporations in time.
Learn how to set up an LLC or how to convert an existing business. Be able to discuss specific features confidently with legal and accounting professionals.
The Corporate Minutes Book
All the forms you need to keep your corporation valid in the eyes of the IRS and courts.
If you’ve taken the time to turn your business into a corporation, chances are you’d like to see it stay that way. Your business card may say “incorporated,” but if the courts and the IRS think differently, it’s closing time.
Because meeting minutes are the primary paper trail of a corporation’s legal life, it’s important to know when and how to prepare these minutes. The Corporate Records Handbook provides all the forms (plus instructions) you need.
Starting and Operating a Business in the U.S.
In 1980, Michael Jenkins’ neighbor wanted to start a business. He knew what kind of store he planned to open, knew how to locate inventory, but Mike’s neighbor was overwhelmed trying to find and understand the legal and regulatory information he needed. What kinds of business licenses were required? What kinds of taxes did he have to pay? What local, state, or federal laws did he need to follow? Frustrated by all the red tape, and without any guidebooks available, he sought Mike’s help.
Michael Jenkins was the right person to turn to. Mike offers a rare combination of expertise — he is both an attorney and a certified public accountant. Mike set about creating an easy, complete guide to starting and running a business. Since that time, Mike’s book, STARTING AND OPERATING A BUSINESS IN THE U.S., has become the nation’s leading reference on opening and operating a company. Well more than one million businesses have turned to this book to help steer them through the process of dealing with the red tape involved with running a company.