CDN$ 42.77
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Legal Forms for Starting ... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business Paperback – Apr 16 2012

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, Apr 16 2012
CDN$ 42.77
CDN$ 42.77 CDN$ 9.46

Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping for Six Months When You Try Amazon Student

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 488 pages
  • Publisher: NOLO; Seventh Edition edition (April 16 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1413316832
  • ISBN-13: 978-1413316834
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 3.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,698,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description


“Balances its wealth of reproducible documents with straightforward “how-to” instructions and advice...” The Bookwatch


Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa3cc1660) out of 5 stars 31 reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3f1abd0) out of 5 stars This is worth a super rave. Let me explain April 22 2010
By Bob Feeser - Published on
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product
Every once in awhile you run across something that is surprisingly well designed and superbly organized. I thought this was just going to be another book. With over 60 of the most popular legal forms/contracts it is well worth the price.

Get a load of the way it is organized. The second half of the book is the standardized forms in a tear out format. So if you want to copy them on a copier, you just tear them out and go. Additionally, included in the back of the book is a CD Rom. On it are all the forms, but get this, they are in RTF format, and others in PDF format. So you can open any form you like, keeping all stored on your computer in the program called "Small Business Legal Forms" that autoloads when you insert the CDROM. So it shows up as a single program on your start>Programs menu, but as you click on each submenu it expands into the individual forms. So you don't have to pull the book off of the shelf unless you need further guidance. Now these forms in RTF (rich text format) are compatible with your word processor so you can edit them. So you open the file, and fill in the information according to the instructions and sample agreements in the book.

That takes me to the next feature and that is the book does a lot more than just list forms. For example creating a "non-compete" agreement has several pages of explanations, legal advice as to how to create one. What types of agreements hold up in court, and which ones don't; complete with examples. So you are getting way more than a simple book of forms, but rather a treatise on the legal and functional ramifications of using that law.

On the CD are also lots of forms in the PDF format. You can download the free reader from Adobe, and be able to edit these forms, as in fill in the blanks, but with the free reader version you can't save the files, but that is not a problem since you can always print them out already filled in for a professional look. That way the original file remains unchanged for future use.

So with this book you can create and customize your own forms. You may still want to seek the advice of qualified counsel if what you are trying to accomplish is one that has larger financial or ethical consequences. An alternative to the expense of full counsel is to use, and I have to avoid putting a dot com address in here, but you can access professional help by getting "just answers" in relation to regular pricing. That's worth raving about as well, but not relevant to the book review.

I have several of the NOLO books, and found them to be very useful. I was immediately impressed with this one though, due in part to its size. It is a full 8 1/2" by 11" book with almost 500 pages. A great buy and highly recommended reading if you are in business or generally have a need for legal forms.
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3f1ae1c) out of 5 stars An easy-to-use "must-have" for small business owners and managers everywhere March 2 2006
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
Format: Paperback
Now in a newly updated and expanded third edition, Legal Forms For Starting & Running A Small Business is a comprehensive resource packed with forms for getting a business off the ground, borrowing money, hiring employees, creating contracts, buying or leasing space, and much more. Legal Forms For Starting & Running A Small Business balances its wealth of reproducible documents with straightforward "how-to" instructions and advice, a new checklist to help first-timers, and an accompanying Windows and Mac compatible CD-ROM makes printing out the forms a breeze. An easy-to-use "must-have" for small business owners and managers everywhere.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3f1b05c) out of 5 stars Good Resource for Business Start-Up Documentation May 19 2010
By Ardeal - Published on
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product
This is a handy NOLO book on Start-Up documents. It offers help on creating legal contracts, various agreements, protecting trade secrets and even procedures for hiring employees and contractors. However, if you're just starting to plan your small business, I would advice to buy another NOLO book first: The Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide. This second book offers more detail on the procedures and things to consider when starting up a small business, rather than allocating vast resources to sample legal documents.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3f1b398) out of 5 stars Just What it Says it is- The Legal Forms for Starting a Business March 23 2010
By Terri Rice - Published on
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product
Buy this book for the hard copy forms in the book and the CD (compatible with Windows and MAC) that you can also use to print your business forms.

This is NOT a how to start your own business book, these are the forms- with a lot of helpful information too. Much of this lawyering stuff can be done on your own with this book's forms, but thankfully, this book also tells you when you should hire a lawyer because of technical intricacies. For example. In dealing with real estate titles, "it's best to have an expert draft the mortgage or deed of trust that will secure the loan."

Legal jargon can change from state to state and this book clarifies that. For example, most states use the term 'articles of incorporation' but some (CT, DE, NY, OK) use the term 'certificate of incorporation,' Washington calls it 'document of certificate of formation,' and Tennessee refers to it simply as a 'charter.'

The book begins by explaining contract basics and then providing forms with step by step guidance for filling out the forms.

Forms included are for:
Forming Your Business
Running Your Corporation
Borrowing Money
Buying a Business
Leasing Space
Purchasing Real Estate
Buying, Selling, Manufacturing, Renting and Storing Goods
Hiring Employees and Independent Contractors
Extending Credit and Getting Paid

At 482 pages, you get a lot of information and forms and also included is the CD for computer printing all the forms.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3f1b5e4) out of 5 stars The best friend you can have if a small business is your game June 10 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product
Nowhere else have I seen such insightful law books that focus on layman's terms, easy reading, chapters identified and categorized clearly, and all from experts in law.
The information on Guide for the Small Business provides information for the beginner to the more advanced.

One of the businesses many attempt is to buy into a franchise; but this book provides the warnings you may need before you take the plunge. And, more importantly, the title of the chapter is Franchises: How Not to Get Burned.

Another option many people look into is running a home-based business. And one of the most important aspects in beginning, is Negotiating a Favorable Lease. First thing, a lease is a contract and you want to cover all angles.

A problem many small businesses tend to run into is with the employees. Everything you need to know about employees is provided. Employees are the bloodline, learn about them. From there, you have the customers, the other vein of the bloodline.

The first part of the book revolves around the more complex issues, namely, partnerships, agreements, liability, corporations, buyouts, etc. And you can also delve into help for The Finacially Troubled Business.

I cannot express how user friendly these Nolo books are, the book is full-size paperback, nice wide margins, plenty of white space for notetaking, shaded areas, graphic symbols for easy locating topics, nice large and bold fond, tips, cautionaries, sources and resources offered, etc. Try a companion book The Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide ~ Excellent reference, great thorough index.......Rizzo