Small Business Kit for Dummies

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Millions of Americans own their own businesses, and millions more dream of doing the same. But starting your own business is a pretty complicated matter, especially with all the legal issues and paperwork. This updated edition of the top-selling small business resource 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. Small Business Kit For Dummies, Second Edition covers all the basics on:
  • Recent tax law changes
  • Balancing your finances
  • Hiring and keeping employees
  • Effective management strategies
  • Accounting fundamentals
In addition to the basics of business, you'll also find top-class advice on more advanced business basics, like business plans, the ins and outs of contracts, and using the Internet to expand your business. For entrepreneurs large and small, 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 Press
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. With Small Business Kit For Dummies you'll find all the tools you need to get your small business up and running -- and keep it running for years and years to come. Small Business Kit for Dummies

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5 Responses to “Small Business Kit for Dummies”

  • Gadgester says:

    Initially I was confused over how this book would be different from “Small Business for Dummies.” Now I think I know. This book focuses on the everyday chores of starting, funding and running a small business, and gives you lots of legal forms which you can use in order to save money on attorney fees. I find the forms on the CD-ROM extremely useful and helpful.

    The book does NOT talk about business ideas or marketing. It approaches the small business from a legal standpoint. For example, how do you talk to venture capitalists? How do you give employees stock options (incredible info in the book!)? How do you deal with employee discontent? How to protect your business legally? How to write a contract? And so on.

    If you need to know how to get a small biz idea or how to sell your products/services, this book is not for you. But, once you get your idea off the ground, you ABSOLUTELY NEED this book to survive — unless you’ve got lots of cash to afford a good attorney. This book is no substtitute for a lawyer in many situations, but I have been able to use the forms in the book and on the accompanying CD-ROM to save my company thousands of dollars. I think this is a must-have reference for every small business owner.

    I wish IDG would put out an updated edition soon.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  • This a good book, don’t get me wrong. However, having been edited back in 1998, and being -as it is- largely focused on the documents that you, as a Small Business Owner, are likely to be in need of, it now seems a bit outdated and old-fashioned when you compare if with the ease with which you can get (for free) similar formats (business plans, marketing plans, invoices, etc.) online (in office.microsoft.com > Templates, for instance). It is a good reference of what to look for, though, which is why I give it 4 stars.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  • Dan Mentzer says:

    It’s great to see a book written by an attorney who also understands business.

    Too many other books out there are written by amateur business people who’s real business is in promoting and selling lousy books.

    The CD-Rom will save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars and time.

    Also recommend “The Small Business Kit” and “How to Incorporate in any State” by J.W. Dicks, another attorney and businessman with real world knowledge.

    Good luck with your business!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  • Anonymous says:

    The book was unbelievably helpful for my small business. I found the answer to 3 questions that were really bothering me. And, I found the CD-ROM attached to the book very valuable for some employment forms and agreements. The author made some difficult concepts clear and interesting, which is the hallmark of the Dummies series. The forms alone probably will save me lots of money in legal bills.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  • Amy James says:

    This book has been very useful. The author gives practical tips, advice, checklists and forms – all in an easy to read format. He makes things that seem overwhelming at first suddenly seem manageable. The CD ROM saved me a bundle in legal fees. He seems to know what it is like to have been in the trenches.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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