“Provides step-by-step instructions for setting up a small business in California and guiding it safely through its first year and beyond.”
—Reference & Research Book News
“The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California puts all the California-specific information you need to begin your business — right at your fingertips.”
—San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
“An excellent resource for beginners…written specifically for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business in California.”
“Excellent advice…for would-be small-business owners, and heeding it can help you avoid many early mistakes.”
—Los Angeles Times
The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California
The only California-specific book for small business start-ups
Get your California start-up off the ground with the financial, legal, and practical tools needed to set up and run a small business in the Golden State.
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Want to start your own California business? Don’t know where to begin? 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 get your business up and running. 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
- manage finances and taxes, and
- market your business effectively, online and off.
The 13th edition is updated with the latest legal and tax rules affecting California small businesses, plus social media and e-commerce trends.
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