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The Law (in Plain English) for Small Business (Fifth Edition)

“Well written and logically organized.” —Booklist. This handbook makes planning and problem-solving easy with its clear explanations of complex issues.

In The Law (in Plain English)® for Small Business, Fifth Edition, Leonard DuBoff and Amanda Bryan guide entrepreneurs and small business owners through the maze of legal obligations and protections they need to understand. Chapters cover important topics such as:

  • Licenses
  • Trademarks
  • Insurance plans
  • Franchising
  • Incorporating
  • Advertising
  • eBusiness considerations
  • Taxes
  • Succession planning

Whether one is just about to open a small business, reassessing an existing business, or simply have a few questions, The Law (in Plain English)® for Small Business, Fifth Edition, is the go-to resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Anyone involved in a small business should always keep this close at hand. Provides, in a very usable way, essential information about questions such as organizing a business, making a business plan, borrowing money, issuing stock, contracts, collecting, consumer protection, employee relations, and much more. It also advises how, if necessary, to choose an attorney or an accountant.

The Law (in Plain English)® for Small Business is well written and logically organized, covering an adequate range of topics. The guide is most effective in introducing basic, high-level considerations such as whether to incorporate, how to borrow money, and how to develop a business plan.” Booklist

“Straightforward, simple explanation is the exclusive realm of the highly competent and intelligent. My community college physics teacher liked to cite Einstein as her favorite example of a clear thinker. Leonard DuBoff has the unique talent to expose the simplicity in what might seem complicated and intimidating. I can give no higher praise.” —Kelvin Scribner, CEO, Sagetech Corporation.

“Concise and simple explanation of complex issues. Leonard and Amanda provide an understandable business road map to help navigate pitfalls and to be successful.” —Cork Cieslinksi, president, C2F, Inc.

“Successful small business owners all have one thing in common—they are chameleons who wear the hat of a marketer one moment, an engineer the next, then an accountant, a human resources director, an innovator, a leader, and a negotiator. With every new role, different legal issues loom large and can impose an incomprehensible layer of complexity. The Law (in Plain English)® for Small Business is the perfect tool to help business owners decipher legal complexity, manage risk, and move forward with confidence. No small business owners, be they serial entrepreneurs or established executives, will want to be without this book.” —Dr. James Hardt, founder, Biocybernaut Institute

“An invaluable resource, The Law (in Plain English)® for Small Business is, as the title indicates, an easy-to-understand explanation of legal issues commonly faced by small business owners. I recommend this comprehensive guide to everyone involved in business whether they are just starting out or are seasoned business people.” —Marvin Aaron, president, Coilhose Pneumatics

“Leonard has a unique way of getting to the point quickly . . . and clearly. I have worked with him for over twenty years, and he speaks from ‘feet on the ground’ experience. Most importantly he has a rare common sense that is refreshing!” —Paul Lubitz, cofounder, Holly Yashi, Inc.

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