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Small Business Kit For Dummies [Paperback]

Richard D. Harroch
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June 23 1998 For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
Imagine everything you'd ever need to start up and run your own small business packed into one convenient, easy-to-read book. Throw in a CD-ROM with more than 250 documents and forms, along with trial versions of great small business software programs, and you've got the new Small Business Kit For Dummies, your perfect resource for the daunting process of starting a small business venture. Small Business Kit For Dummies is chock-full of information, resources, and helpful hints on making the transition from a great idea to a great business. This book has plenty of straightforward advice on things that an MBA degree won't get you, from the basics of mastering legal, financial, employment, and management hurdles to advanced topics on business plans and strategies, accounting, contracts, taxes, attracting investors, and putting your business onto the Web. Whether you expect your business to become the next Microsoft or you've set your sights on a more modest goal, you'll find comprehensive and authoritative counsel -- without all the confusing jargon and legalese -- in this fun and friendly guide to the world of small business success.

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Get the legal tips and start-up savvy you need tomake your small business a success Save time and money -- over 250 key documents on CD-ROM! Wall Street Journal business bestseller! 'A thorough and detailed help guide. . . Covers all of the major topics. ' Fort Worth Star-Telegram You probably have a great idea for a business. But how do you get started -- and deal with all the legal rigmarole? That's where this kit comes in. Richard D. Harroch walks you through the legal issues and paperwork you'll have to deal with -- and even gives you the actual forms, agreements, and policies you'll need on the CD-ROM. Discover how to: Form corporations and partnerships Fund your business with venture capital Protect your ideas and inventions Negotiate cost-effective leases Expand your business on the web All this on the CD-ROM Over 250 ready-to-use Business documents, forms and agreements Bonus chapters on real estate leases and business insurance plus Adobe Acrobat Reader Trial version of QuickBooks, QuickBooks Pro, Turbo Tax for Business, ACT!, WinFax, and Norton Utilities Demo version of ModelOffice

About the Author

Richard Harroch is an attorney with 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 written 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. He also spearheaded the development of the premier legal agreements Web site on the Internet.

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 annual 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. Richard can reached by e-mail at rharroch@counsel.com.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Helpful for Everyday Chores Jan. 9 2000
Format:Paperback
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.
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for those starting their business Sept. 26 2003
Format:Paperback
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars SmallBizBargains.com gives it a thumbs up! Aug. 22 2003
Format:Paperback
A few of the staff at [online business] have used this book to help the start previous businesses. We feature it on our site because we have found it so helpful. It is both simple and comprehensive - a great book for those starting or running a business.
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