Small Business Kit For Dummies Paperback – Jul 7 1998
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From the Back Cover
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 D. Harroch is a partner in a San Francisco law firm with extensive experience with emerging companies, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
Most recent customer reviews
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. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2003 by Nico Peruzzi
This book is helpful for those wishing to start their own business but are unsure where to start. The concise writing answers most of the questions one can think of. Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2002
The book was unbelievably helpful for my small business. I found the answer to 3 questions that were really bothering me. Read morePublished on Dec 12 1998
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