Book Description: From opening day to tax day, this is the all-in-one book your customers need! Small business owners are regularly confronted by a bewildering array of legal questions and problems. Ignoring them can lead to disaster -- but with lawyers typically charging $150-$250 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse. Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business clearly explains the practical and legal information you need to: • raise start-up money • choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or LLC • get licenses and permits • buy or sell a business or franchise • negotiate a favorable lease • insure your business • hire independent contractors safely • understand small business tax rules • pick and protect a good name • resolve legal disputes • adopt the best customer policies • enter into strong contracts • cope with financial problems The 9th edition provides the latest in law, business and taxes. It features all-new information on buying LLCs and franchises, plus expanded information on complying with ADA requirements and dealing with customers via the Internet.