Book Description: The best step-by-step guide to starting a business in California! If you dream of starting a business, but fear that without an MBA you'll get lost in the maze of government red tape, here's 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 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 The 6th edition is completely updated, and includes new chapters on e-business and doing business from home. It also covers the latest California-specific business information, including sales tax rates by county, registration forms and fees. Updated forms and business-planning spreadsheets are included on CD-ROM.