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Title:
How to start a business in New York
Author:
Entrepreneur Press.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Irvine, CA : Entrepreneur Press, [2007]

©2007
Physical Description:
viii, 310 pages: illustrations, forms; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Initial business considerations -- Your business' structure -- Business start-up details -- Your duties as an employer -- Sources of business assistance -- Successfully marketing your product or service -- Your smart business plan -- Obtaining the financing you need -- Essential finance and accounting methods -- Effective human resources management -- Insurance matters -- Setting up your office -- Welcome to New York city.
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ISBN:
9781599180663
Format :
Book

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Summary

SmartStart Your Business Today How to Start a Business in New York is your road map to avoiding operational, legal and financial pitfalls and breaking through the bureaucratic red tape that often entangles new entrepreneurs. This all-in-one resource goes a step beyond other business how-to books to give you a jump-start on planning for your business. It provides you with: Valuable state-specific sample forms and letters on CD-ROM Mailing addresses, telephone numbers and websites for the federal, state, local and private agencies that will help get your business up and running State population statistics, income and consumption rates, major industry trends and overall business incentives to give you a better picture of doing business in New York Checklists, sample forms and a complete sample business plan to assist you with numerous startup details State-specific information on issues like choosing a legal form, selecting a business name, obtaining licenses and permits, registering to pay taxes and knowing your employer responsibilities Federal and state options for financing your new venture Resources, cost information, statistics and regulations have all been updated. That, plus a new easier-to-use layout putting all the state-specific information in one block of chapters, make this your must-have guide to getting your business off the ground.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Part 1 Setting Up Your Businessp. 1
Chapter 1 Initial Business Considerationsp. 3
The Entrepreneurial Archetype
Some Serious Self-Evaluation
Your Experience and Motivation
Methods of Getting into Business
Research, Research, Research
Chapter 2 Successfully Marketing Your Product or Servicep. 19
Public Relations or Marketing First?
Define Your Key Audiences
Build a Public Relations Strategy
How to Market Your Positive Image
Chapter 3 Your Smart Business Planp. 36
Get Help Before You Begin
Essential Components of a Smart Plan
Sample Business Plan
Chapter 4 Obtaining the Financing You Needp. 78
Some Factors a Lender Will Consider
Basic Types of Funding
Lending Sources
Chapter 5 Essential Finance and Accounting Methodsp. 93
Types of Accounting Systems
Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Accounting Documentation
Chapter 6 Effective Human Resources Managementp. 109
Hiring
Alternatives to Hiring Employees
Your Company's Policies and Procedures
Employee Orientation
Monitoring Your Employees' Performance
Your Disciplinary Action Policy
Benefits Packages
Chapter 7 Insurance Mattersp. 133
What Is Risk Assessment?
Types of Insurance
When You Have Employees
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Shopping for Coverage
Chapter 8 Setting up Your Officep. 147
Managing Your Incoming Mail
Avoiding the Telephone Traffic Jam
The Home-Based Office
Personal Information Managers
Select the Best Location
Part 2 Operating in New Yorkp. 165
Chapter 9 Your Business Structurep. 167
Five Factors
Sole Proprietorship
General Partnership
Limited Partnership
Corporation
General (C) Corporation
S Corporation
Foreign Corporation
Close Corporation
Professional Corporation
Not-for-Profit Corporation
Handling Corporate Formalities
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Limited Liability Partnership
Legal Form Checklist
Chapter 10 Business Start-up Detailsp. 188
Naming Your Business
One-Stop Center
State Licenses
Local County and City Permits
Registering to Pay Taxes
Start-up Details Checklist
Chapter 11 Your Duties As an Employerp. 202
Fair Employment Practices
Anti-Discrimination Laws
Independent Contractors
Withholding Taxes
Safety and Health Regulations
Environmental Regulations
Employer Duties Checklist
Chapter 12 Sources of Business Assistancep. 227
Federal Resources
State Resources
Private Sources of Help
Chapter 13 Welcome to New Yorkp. 239
Get to Know the Demographics of New York
Incentives for Doing Business in New York
Research and Development, Financing, and Support Services
Lifestyle
Appendix A Forms You'll Need to Get Startedp. 253
Appendix B Federal Agency Contactsp. 283
Appendix C State and Private Agency Contactsp. 291
Appendix D State Loan Programsp. 299
Indexp. 305