This book gives students taking the introductory course in business associations a succinct but reliable overview of the principal legal issues that arise in business relationships over the life cycle of the business. The book explains the basic concepts that govern these relationships and provides specific examples of how they apply. It also explains similarities and dissimilarities in the business associations covered. Finally, the book considers the background and interests in the course of the students. The book is intended to help students understand the course whether their background is in accounting or music.