Legal Guide to Running a Small Business: Part 1

Exam Questions: 75
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 290 | Content: 270, Supplemental: 20
NASBA Area of Study: Management Services
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 8265

Covering a variety of topics, this new two-part course outlines how to tackle many of the legal issues confronting small business owners. Part 1 will provide assistance with topics like raising start-up money, deciding on a business structure, how to save on business taxes, getting licenses and permits, purchasing an existing business, and more. PES also offers a companion course #8270: Legal Guide to Running a Small Business: Part 2 with even more information on running small businesses. These courses are complementary to each other and are not repetitive. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • Which Legal Form is Best for Your Business
  • Structuring a Partnership Agreement
  • Creating a Corporation
  • Creating a Limited Liability Company
  • Preparing for Ownership Changes With a Buyout Agreement
  • Naming Your Business and Products
  • Licenses and Permits
  • Tax Basics for the Small Business
  • Raising Money for Your Business
  • Buying a Business
  • To recall the characteristics of various business entities
  • To recall the characteristics of various business valuation methods
  • To identify the government entity responsible for administering federal securities laws
  • To recognize the various requirements for setting up an LLC
  • To recall the characteristics of the various provisions found in a buyout agreement
  • To identify the types of words that are required in a corporate name
  • To recall which levels of government typically have licensing and permit requirements
  • To identify the requirements of an S corporation
  • To recognize the characteristics of various forms of crowdfunding
  • To identify the easiest business entity to purchase from a legal perspective

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