Book Description: Start a business in California with the best step-by-step guide available!If you dream of starting a business, but fear that without an MBA you'll get lost in the maze of government red tape, this is the handbook you need.The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California outlines how to set up your enterprise in the Golden State quickly and easily, pointing out the hurdles, fees, and essential forms along the way. Clear and straight to the point, the book explains 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 and much more This edition is completely updated with the latest forms and legal information that your business needs, including the latest sales tax rates by county, California-specific registration forms, and fees. Plus, read expanded discussions on using technology to manage bookkeeping, how social media can be used to promote your business, and employing the latest techniques in search engine optimization to drive traffic to your website.Check out Nolo's list of California products. Not a California resident? Check out The Small Business Start-Up Kit.