The Small Business Handbook – Table of Contents

CONTENTS:

Chapter One – SELECTING THE BUSINESS ENTITY

1.01 The Entities Available to a Small Business Enterprise
1.02 Selecting an Entity for a Small Business Enterprise

Chapter Two – SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS

2.01 Sole proprietorships – An Introduction
2.02 The Tax Aspects of Sole Proprietorships; Retirement Plans
2.03 The Purchase or Sale of a Sole Proprietorship Business

Chapter Three – PARTNERSHIPS

3.01 General Partnerships – An Introduction
3.02 The Tax Aspects of Partnerships
3.03 Organizing a General Partnership
3.04 Drafting a General Partnership Agreement – A Checklist
3.05 Limited Partnerships – An Introduction
3.06 Organizing a Limited Partnership
3.07 Drafting a Limited Partnership Agreement – A Checklist
3.08 Selling a Partnership Business
3.09 The Dissolution, Liquidation and Termination of Partnerships
3.10 Joint Ventures
3.11 Limited Liability Partnerships – An Introduction
3.12 Organizing a Limited Liability Partnership for a New Business
3.13 Converting an Existing Business to a Limited Liability Partnership

Chapter Four – LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES

4.01 An Introduction to Limited Liability Companies
4.02 The Tax Status of Limited Liability Companies
4.03 Organizing a Limited Liability Company
4.04 Preparing Organizational Documents for Limited Liability Companies
4.05 Converting Existing Businesses to Limited Liability Companies
4.06 Terminating a Limited Liability Company

Chapter Five – ORGANIZING A SMALL BUSINESS CORPORATION

5.01 An Introduction to Small Business Corporations
5.02 The Tax Aspects of Incorporating
5.03 Preincorporation Agreements
5.04 Selecting the State of Incorporation
5.05 Selecting and Securing a Corporate Name
5.06 Shareholders – Rights, Responsibilities and Agreements
5.07 The Board of Directors
5.08 The Corporate Officers – Employment Contracts
5.09 Preparing and Filing Articles of Incorporation
5.10 Preparing Corporate Bylaws
5.11 The Corporate Books and Records
5.12 Handling Preemptive Rights
5.13 Incorporating a Going Business – Special Problems
5.14 Arranging the Capital Structure of a Corporation
5.15 Planning the Corporate Management and Control Structure
5.16 Complying With Federal and State Securities Laws
5.17 Controlling the Transfer of Stock – Options and Buy-outs
5.18 The Subchapter S Election
5.19 The Close Corporation Election
5.20 Professional Corporations – A Brief Description
5.21 The Mechanics of Incorporating – A Checklist

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Chapter Six – OPERATING A SMALL BUSINESS CORPORATION

6.01 Employee Compensation – Current, Fringe and Deferred
6.02 Dividends, Redemptions and Other Distributions
6.03 Required Governmental Reports and Returns
6.04 Handling Corporate Meetings
6.05 Handling Internal Disputes
6.06 Personal Liability of Corporate Participants
6.07 Amending the Articles of Incorporation
6.08 Doing Business in Other States
6.09 Raising Capital – Refinancing a Business
6.10 Restructuring a Business – Multiple Corporations
6.11 Acquiring Another Business

Chapter Seven – TERMINATING A SMALL BUSINESS CORPORATION

7.01 The Alternatives Available to a Failing Business
7.02 Selling a Business
7.03 Dissolution and Liquidation

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