The best step-by-step guide to starting a business available! Many people dream of running a business of their own -- but often don't know how to start. Sound familiar? This book can help. User-friendly and loaded with tips, The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to launch a business quickly, easily and with confidence. It explains in plain English 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 The Small Business Start-Up Kit also includes all the forms and instructions you need both as tear-outs and on CD-ROM. The 6th edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest legal information affecting small business. Additionally, it includes 1) an updated chapter on financial management, which includes information on how to use technology to manage bookkeeping and other business aspects, 2) an updated e-business chapter which covers how to use social media to promote the business and, 3) updated material on the latest search engine optimization strategies to drive traffic to the business website.