Creative, smart strategies for self-employment & small business.
This book offers all the information from the national edition of The Small Business Start-Up Kit, plus California-specific information. Includes details on California regulations and taxes, and state-specific forms.
The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California outlines how to set up your enterprise in the Golden State quickly and easily, pointing out the hurdles, fees and forms along the way. Clear and straight to the point, the book explains how to:
- choose the best business structure
- write an effective business plan
- file the right forms in the right place
- price, bid and bill your projects
- draft and use contracts, online and off
- manage your finances
- be prepared for, and file, required taxes
- reach customers online, and much more.
This edition is completely updated with the latest forms and legal information that your business needs, including the latest sales tax rates by county, California-specific registration forms, and fees. Plus, read expanded discussions on using technology to manage bookkeeping, how social media can be used to promote your business, and employing the latest techniques in search engine optimization to drive traffic to your website.
Not a California resident? Check out The Small Business Start-Up Kit.
“Provides step-by-step instructions for setting up a small business in California and guiding it safely through its first year and beyond.”
—Reference & Research Book News
“The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California puts all the California-specific information you need to begin your business — right at your fingertips.”
—San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
“An excellent resource for beginners…written specifically for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business in California.”
“Excellent advice…for would-be small-business owners, and heeding it can help you avoid many early mistakes.”
—Los Angeles Times