Legal Guide to Running a Small Business: Part 2

Exam Questions: 75
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 308 | Content: 286, Supplemental: 22
NASBA Area of Study: Management Services
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 8270

Covering a variety of topics, this new two-part course outlines how to tackle many of the legal issues confronting small business owners. This course is a compliment to course #8265: Legal Guide to Running a Small Business and will address even more legal issues that small business owners confront. PART 2 will tackle such topics as choosing the right insurance, addressing financial issues, negotiating contracts and leases, understanding home-based businesses, dealing with franchise issues, managing employees and independent contractors, and recognizing the importance of good customer relations. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • Franchises: How Not to Get Burned
  • Insuring Your Business
  • Negotiating a Favorable Lease
  • Home-Based Business
  • Employees and Independent Contractors
  • The Importance of Excellent Customer Relations
  • Legal Requirements for Dealing With Customers
  • Cash, P2P Payments, Credit Cards, Checks and Cryptocurrency
  • Extending Credit and Getting Paid
  • Put It in Writing: Small Business Contracts
  • The Financially Troubled Business
  • To identify the government agency that has nationwide regulatory powers over franchises
  • To recall the characteristics of various types of insurance coverage
  • To recognize the characteristics of various types of lease payments
  • To recall the IRS requirements for business use of a home
  • To recognize the legal requirements for hiring and firing employees
  • To identify the organization that consumers turn to for help when they are trying to solve a problem with a business
  • To recall the legal requirements for advertising
  • To recall the IRS reporting requirements on large cash transactions
  • To identify the characteristics of the various laws related to providing credit to customers
  • To identify the characteristics of legally binding contracts
  • To recognize the characteristics of the various chapters of bankruptcy

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