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Small Business Toolkit

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This is a link to a handbook that answers questions for and advice on small businesses. Additionally, it will guide you through the process and provide insight into questions you should discuss with your lawyer. This handbook was written by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Table of Contents

Read the Small Business Toolkit from the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section I. Making the Decision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Section II. Choosing the Right Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Section III. Choice of Business Entity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Section IV. Financing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Section V. Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Section VI. Basic Overview of Applicable Employment Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Section VII. Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Section VIII. Lease Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Section IX. Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Section X. Protecting Your Ideas and Goodwill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Section XI. Strategic Alliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Section XII. Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Section XIII. Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

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