The Small Business Start Up Kit for California

The Small Business Start Up Kit for California Author Peri Pakroo
ISBN-10 9781413322323
Year 2016-02-04
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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The only California-specific book on all the business basics you need to know Want to start your own California business? Don’t know where to begin? Start here. The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California shows you how to set up a small business in the Golden State quickly and easily. It clearly explains the fees, forms, and bureaucratic technicalities you’ll encounter and shows you how to efficiently get your business up and running in California. Find out how to: • choose between an LLC and other business structures • write an effective business plan • pick a winning business name and protect it • get needed California licenses and permits • hire and manage staff in compliance with California laws • comply with legal and tax issues affecting home businesses • price, bid, and bill your projects • manage finances and taxes • start a website for your business, and • market your business effectively, online and off. The 11th edition is completely updated, with the latest federal and state legal and tax rules affecting California small businesses, and use of social media to promote your brand and drive website traffic.

The Women s Small Business Start Up Kit

The Women s Small Business Start Up Kit Author Peri Pakroo
ISBN-10 9781413322767
Year 2016-05-02
Pages 536
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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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 stripe, 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 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 available through a special link on Nolo.com GOLD winner, IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award, Business & Career category.

The Small Business Start Up Kit for California

The Small Business Start Up Kit for California Author Peri H. Pakroo
ISBN-10 9781413315134
Year 2010-02-23
Pages 430
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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The best step-by-step guide to starting a business in California! If you dream of starting a business, but fear that, without an MBA, you'll get lost in the maze of government red tape here's the handbook you need. The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California outlines how to set up your enterprise in the Golden State quickly and easily, pointing out the hurdles, fees and forms along the way. Clear 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 price, bid and bill your projects draft and use contracts, online and off manage your finances be prepared for, and file, required taxes reach customers online and much more The 8th edition is completely updated, and includes new chapters on e-business and doing business from home. It also covers the latest California-specific business information, including sales tax rates by county, registration forms and fees. The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.

The Small Business Start Up Kit

The Small Business Start Up Kit Author Peri Pakroo
ISBN-10 9781413322347
Year 2016-02-04
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Your one-stop guide to starting a small business Want to start a business? Don’t know where to begin? Start here. The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to set up a small business in your state, quickly and efficiently clearing state and local bureaucratic hurdles along the way. We’ll show you how to: • choose between an LLC and other business structures • write an effective business plan • pick a winning business name and protect it • hire and manage staff • comply with legal and tax issues affecting home businesses • price, bid, and bill your projects • manage finances and taxes • get your website up and running, and • market your business effectively, online and off. The 9th edition is completely updated, with the latest legal and tax rules affecting small businesses, and use of social media to promote your brand and drive website traffic.

Fast track Business Start up Kit

Fast track Business Start up Kit Author Carolyn Usinger
ISBN-10 1419590480
Year 2006
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Kaplan Aec Educ
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This exclusive travel guide guides the visitor through the most incredible activities to be found in Shanghai: savour the food of world-class chefs in Asia's most romantic two-seater salon; eat at the best holes-in-the-walls and discover local street food haunts; find the best tailors and quality cashmere, satins and brocades by the yard; expert ......

Starting Building a Nonprofit

Starting   Building a Nonprofit Author Peri Pakroo
ISBN-10 9781413323580
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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During hard economic times, nonprofits are more important than ever. Here, learn how to create and nurture a nonprofit that will serve your vital mission, whether supporting the arts, rescuing a school library, protecting the environment, or making a difference in another important way. With practical advice, legal information, tips and step-by-step instructions, this essential guide will help you get your nonprofit up and running—and keep it going! Starting & Building a Nonprofit explains how to: develop a strategic plan and budget recruit and manage board members, employees and volunteers market your organization to your target audience raise money online through crowdfunding and other sites build a website and use social media and networking sites adopt policies that are legally sound and much more. Whether you are dreaming of starting a nonprofit or are already in the trenches, Starting & Building a Nonprofit will help your organization make a real difference in the world.

Small Business Kit For Dummies

Small Business Kit For Dummies Author Richard D. Harroch
ISBN-10 1118054105
Year 2010-03-11
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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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.

The Startup Owner s Manual

The Startup Owner s Manual Author Steve Blank
ISBN-10 9780989200547
Year 2012-10-25
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Welcome to The Startup Owner's Manual, a near-encyclopedic manual that will teach you * How to incorporate the Business Model Canvas as the organizing principle for startup hypotheses * How to find Product-Market fit * How to Get, Keep and Grow customers * How to fuel growth with metrics that matter The Startup Owner's Manual walks you, step-by-step, through the tested and proven Customer Development process created by startup expert Steve Blank, unlocking the secrets to building a successful, scalable company. This book: * Guides startups of all types in their search for a scalable, profitable business model * Explains the 9 deadly sins startups commit most often - and helps you avoid them * Provides separate paths and advice for physical versus web/mobile products * Explains how to test and iterate your company's road to product/market fit * Details strategies and tactics for how to get, keep and grow customers * Teaches a new math for startups -- metrics that matter * Includes detailed checklists at every step of the process ...and provides hundreds of ideas, watch-outs and "how tos" for founders! The Startup Owner's Manual lays out the best practices, lessons and tips that have swept the startup world, offering a wealth of proven advice and information for entrepreneurs of all stripes. It is used by thousands of startups, leading universities (including Stanford, U.C. Berkeley and Columbia) and the U.S. National Science Foundation, among many others.

How to Form Your Own California Corporation

How to Form Your Own California Corporation Author Anthony Mancuso
ISBN-10 9781413323368
Year 2017-02-01
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Form a corporation in California with the book that's helped thousands of Californians incorporate! Protect your business and save on attorney's fees by forming a California corporation on your own. How to Form Your Own California Corporation makes incorporating a straightforward task for any small business owner. This all-in-one guide contains the forms, tax rules, practical information, and step-by-step instructions you need to successfully incorporate a California business. Learn about: different types of California corporations and how they work filing articles of incorporation how to stay legal by keeping legally sound corporate records and minutes securities laws and exemptions corporate taxation preparing bylaws issuing stock obtaining licenses and permits, and perks for your employees. This edition is completely updated and revised to provide current regulations, tax requirements, contact information for relevant agencies, helpful resources, and the most up-to-date forms available. How to Form Your Own California Corporation makes the entire incorporation process easy. Like tens of thousands of California entrepreneurs have done over the last 25 years, you really can complete and file all the paperwork yourself.

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup Author Eric Ries
ISBN-10 9780307887917
Year 2011-09-13
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Crown Business
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Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business. The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning,” rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs - in companies of all sizes - a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California Author Anthony Mancuso
ISBN-10 9781413324068
Year 2017-04-07
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Form a California nonprofit corporation Tens of thousands of arts groups, educators, social service agencies, environmental groups and others have used this bestselling book to form their California nonprofit. Your group can, too. Obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status has just become a lot easier with the new IRS Form 1023-EZ streamlined application. Use this book to form your California nonprofit corporation and obtain your federal and state tax exemptions. We provide step-by-step instructions for both the Form 1023 and the new easier Form 1023-EZ. How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California shows you how to: choose a corporate name and structure prepare and file nonprofit articles with the state of California qualify as a 501(c)(3) public charity obtain your federal and California tax exemptions create bylaws set up a corporate records book prepare minutes of your first board meeting and handle postincorporation filings and tasks. This new edition is completely updated to cover changes to the law.

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation National Edition

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation  National Edition Author Anthony Mancuso
ISBN-10 9781413323894
Year 2017-06-26
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation breaks down what can be the complicated process of forming a nonprofit corporation into simple steps that anyone can follow. Whether you want to form an arts group, a social service agency, or an environmental organization, this book will give you the guidance you need to form a nonprofit corporation in your state and obtain federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS.

Nolo s Guide to Single Member LLCs

Nolo s Guide to Single Member LLCs Author David M. Steingold
ISBN-10 9781413323276
Year 2016-10-24
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Easy to form and operate, SMLLCs combine some of the most desirable features of older, more traditional business structures like corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. Steingold provides an overview of everything you need to decide whether an SMLLC is the right choice for your business.

Creative Doodling Beyond Doodle Book Kit

Creative Doodling   Beyond Doodle Book   Kit Author Stephanie Corfee
ISBN-10 9781600583780
Year 2013-09-01
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Walter Foster
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Artists of all backgrounds will love seeing the world through a doodler's eyes thanks to Creative Doodling & Beyond Doodle book and kit. In addition to a 40-page project book packed with more than 20 inspiring prompts and projects, this kit comes with a selection of colorful art tools designed to help anyone turn their doodles into impressive works of art! Creativity prompts provide imaginative ideas to spark fresh inspiration, while doodling exercises and projects provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for creating original doodled designs and crafts. Artists will learn doodle number and letter compositions, whimsical borders, flowers, faces, clothing, and unique patterns and shapes. Fun techniques, including doodling with closed eyes, progressively growing a doodle, creating repetitive motifs, and incorporating rhythm into a composition add to the whimsical nature of this book and kit. From doodling crazy critters and creating scroll-like motifs to designing easy gift tags and a personalized seek-and-find game, artists of all skill levels will find loads of ideas and creative inspiration to help feed their doodling addiction. The included materials provide all the essentials for practicing every prompt, technique, and project inside the project book. With the professional quality drawing pencil, sharpener, eraser, 8 colored pencils, 8 fine-line markers, loose-leaf drawing paper, lined paper, colored cardstock, and poster paper included in this portable, magnetic-closure kit, artists are fully equipped for easy, on-the-go creativity!

Disrupted

Disrupted Author Dan Lyons
ISBN-10 9781786491015
Year 2016-05-26
Pages 123
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Books Ltd
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Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek Magazine for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the nebulous role of "marketing fellow." What could possibly go wrong? What follows is a hilarious and excoriating account of Dan's time at the start-up and a revealing window onto the dysfunctional culture that prevails in a world flush with cash and devoid of experience. Filled with stories of meaningless jargon, teddy bears at meetings, push-up competitions and all-night parties, this uproarious tale is also a trenchant analysis of the dysfunctional start-up world, a de facto conspiracy between those who start companies and those who fund them. It is a world where bad ideas are rewarded with hefty investments, where companies blow money lavishing perks on their post-collegiate workforces, and where everybody is trying to hang on just long enough to cash out with a fortune.