Working for Yourself

Working for Yourself Author Stephen Fishman
ISBN-10 9781413323702
Year 2017-02-01
Pages 568
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Self employed? Or ready to be your own boss? This book is for you! Working for Yourself provides all the legal and tax information you need to start your business off on the right foot--and run it successfully. Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer, consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: you need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Get all the information you need to know to: obtain necessary permits and licenses determine how much to charge your clients write legally binding contracts and avoid unfair ones qualify for independent contractor tax treatment make the most of your tax deductions and comply with strict IRS rules get benefits (including health coverage) and insurance keep accurate records in case you get audited, and make sure you’re paid in full and on time. The 10th edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including recent changes in tax law and business practices (from pricing services to buying insurance).

Working for Yourself

Working for Yourself Author Stephen Fishman
ISBN-10 9781413319828
Year 2014-02-11
Pages 378
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Be your own boss -- easily, efficiently and successfully -- with this bestseller! Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer or consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: You need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Fortunately, Working for Yourself provides everything you need to stay on top of it all. An independent contractor himself, attorney Stephen Fishman shows you everything you need to know to: - meet business start-up requirements - pick a business structure - set up home or outside offices - obtain permits and licenses - price your services or products - qualify for independent contractor tax treatment from the IRS - make the most of tax deductions - establish sound business relationships - put important agreements in writing - keep good records in case of an audit - get paid in full and on time This edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including current tax rates and legal rules for contractors. Whether you already work for yourself or are thinking about making the move, Working for Yourself will help make sure you do it right.

The Complete Guide to Working for Yourself

The Complete Guide to Working for Yourself Author Beth Williams
ISBN-10 9781601380487
Year 2008
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Company
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Book & CD-ROM. You will learn all about business operations: selecting a business structure, licensing and permits, employer identification number (EIN), business taxes, record keeping, self-employment taxes, paying estimated taxes (and calculating how much to pay), dealing with independent contractors and 1099-miscellaneous forms, client agreements, insurance, workers' compensation insurance, rights and intellectual property law, accounting periods, selecting an accounting method, checklist for starting a business plan, choosing a name, business plans, forms of business structures, financing, location, marketing and advertising. In addition, new entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference in their daily activities and as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas to apply to their operations. The Companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.

Freelance Nation

Freelance Nation Author J. Melissa Cooper
ISBN-10 9781599325316
Year 2015-05-19
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher Advantage Media Group
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Thrive As A Freelancer. Your Guide To Self-Directing Your Career. Gone are the days when college graduates sought lifetime careers with blue chip corporations. By 2020, almost half of the American workforce will be doing some type of freelance work. Technology has overhauled the job market into a self-serve entity, and in doing so, has given birth to the Freelance Nation. Its members – independent contractors, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and contingent workers – build businesses, communicate with customers and sell goods. They do so from home, shared workspaces, or even the beach. This book is for you if: • You’ve always wanted to escape the corporate life but don’t know how. • You’re already a freelancer, but want to take your business to the next level. Having been a solo freelancer and also a manager of over 400 freelancers, J. Melissa Cooper opens up her world to share with you the secrets of working for yourself.

Consultant Independent Contractor Agreements

Consultant   Independent Contractor Agreements Author Stephen Fishman
ISBN-10 9781413320626
Year 2014-09-15
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Designed for both independent contractors and the businesses who hire them, Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements is the most comprehensive guide you’ll find anywhere. The book shows you how to: define a project’s scope, components, and duration protect trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights satisfy IRS requirements get paid on time and in full avoid disputes The new edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations for businesses and contractors. It includes step-by-step guidance and all the forms you'll need to draw up the necessary contracts.

Free Agent

Free Agent Author Katy Tynan
ISBN-10 9781482258820
Year 2015-02-12
Pages 173
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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There is a seismic shift underway in the employer/employee relationship that is redefining the nature of jobs and careers. Sole proprietors and independent contractors now represent more than 20 percent of the workforce, and that number is expected to reach nearly 50 percent within the next 10 years. Despite the proliferation of people engaging in freelance and contract work, however, the path to success is not always easy. Free Agent: The Independent Professional's Roadmap to Self-Employment Success details a pragmatic action plan to help you succeed in this new skills marketplace. Supplying practical strategies to help you get ahead of the change and become an in-demand resource with a steady stream of income, the book describes how work is changing and what is driving the growth of freelancing. Next, it explains how to get your new independent venture off the ground, how to find your first client, and what you need to know to avoid common pitfalls. To transition successfully from employee to free agent, you must have a plan to avoid the pitfalls and a support team to give you the expertise on complicated topics such as business structure, contracts, and accounting. This book is your guide to successfully navigating the transition. Detailing the tools and practices that will enable you to succeed as a free agent, the book includes case studies and interviews with those who have already made the transition. The book concludes by describing how to optimize your new freelance work style to make the most of your time and energy, so you can focus on doing more of what you love.

Marketing to Millennials For Dummies

Marketing to Millennials For Dummies Author Corey Padveen
ISBN-10 9781119369042
Year 2017-05-15
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Market effectively to the millennial mindset Millennials make up the largest and most valuable market of consumers in the United States —but until you understand how to successfully market to them, you may as well kiss their colossal spending power away! Packed with powerful data, research, and case studies across a variety of industries, Marketing to Millennials For Dummies gives you a fail-proof road map for winning over this coveted crowd. Millennials are projected to have $200 billion buying power by 2017, and $10 trillion over their lifetimes — and yet industries across the board are struggling to garner their attention. Revealing what makes this darling demographic tick, this hands-on guide shows you how to adapt to new media, understand the 'sharing economy,' and build meaningful relationships that will keep your brand, product, or service at the forefront of the millennial mind. Identify key millennial characteristics and behaviors Grasp and adapt to millennial economic realities Reach your target audience with integrated strategies Build deep, lasting connections with millennials Get ready to crack the code —millennials are a mystery no more!

Web Software Development

Web   Software Development Author Stephen Fishman
ISBN-10 9781413300871
Year 2004
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher NOLO
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For people in the Web or software industries, failure to understand the tangle of rules governing development and protection can cost thousands of dollars. This book covers everything they need to know about copyrights and trademarks, trade secrets and patent protections, contractors and employees, permission and linking agreements, as well as publishing, employment and consulting agreements. Step-by-step instructions and forms needed to register a software copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. All contracts, agreements and legal forms are provided on a dual platform CD-ROM.

Raw Deal

Raw Deal Author Steven Hill
ISBN-10 9781466882720
Year 2015-10-20
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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"What's going to happen to my job?" That's what an increasing number of anxious Americans are asking themselves. The US workforce, which has been one of the most productive and wealthiest in the world, is undergoing an alarming transformation. Increasing numbers of workers find themselves on shaky ground, turned into freelancers, temps and contractors. Even many full-time and professional jobs are experiencing this precarious shift. Within a decade, a near-majority of the 145 million employed Americans will be impacted. Add to that the steamroller of automation, robots and artificial intelligence already replacing millions of workers and projected to "obsolesce" millions more, and the jobs picture starts looking grim. Now a weird yet historic mash-up of Silicon Valley technology and Wall Street greed is thrusting upon us the latest economic fraud: the so-called "sharing economy," with companies like Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit allegedly "liberating workers" to become "independent" and "their own CEOs," hiring themselves out for ever-smaller jobs and wages while the companies profit. But this "share the crumbs" economy is just the tip of a looming iceberg that the middle class is drifting toward. Raw Deal: How the "Uber Economy" and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers,by veteran journalist Steven Hill, is an exposé that challenges conventional thinking, and the hype celebrating this new economy, by showing why the vision of the "techno sapien" leaders and their Ayn Rand libertarianism is a dead end. In Raw Deal, Steven Hill proposes pragmatic policy solutions to transform the US economy and its safety net and social contract, launching a new kind of deal to restore power back into the hands of American workers.

The Women s Small Business Start Up Kit

The Women s Small Business Start Up Kit Author Peri Pakroo
ISBN-10 9781413322767
Year 2016-05-02
Pages 536
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit, written by the author of the bestselling The Small Business Start-Up Kit, gives you the practical and legal information you need to kickstart a successful enterprise—whether you’re an arty creative type, an independent consultant, or a Fortune 500-seeker. In addition to a breakdown of the common issues and concerns facing women entrepreneurs of every stripe, you’ll find information and guidance on: choosing and developing the right business to live the life you want drafting an effective business plan programs that give government contracting preferences to women-owned businesses understanding and choosing a legal structure clearing the bureaucratic start-up hurdles taking your business online financial management and tax basics for small businesses balancing work, children, and family relationships hiring and managing employees The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit retains its focus on women’s business-related issues without devolving into stereotypes and never loses sight of the legal rules and fundamentals of starting and running your business. All forms are available through a special link on Nolo.com GOLD winner, IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award, Business & Career category.

The Freelancer s Bible

The Freelancer s Bible Author Sara Horowitz
ISBN-10 9780761175056
Year 2012-10-23
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Amazingly, one-third of the American workforce is freelance—that’s 42 million people who have to wrestle with not just doing the work, but finding the work, then getting paid for the work, plus health care, taxes, setting up an office, marketing, and so on. Now help is here, and consultants, independent contractors, the self-employed, “solopreneurs,” and everyone else living a freelancer’s life will never be alone again but instead can be part of a strong and vibrant community. Written by the authority on freelance working, Sara Horowitz, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and founder of the national Freelancers Union and, most recently, the Freelancers Insurance Company, The Freelancer’s Bible will help those new to freelancing learn the ropes, and will help those who’ve been freelancing for a while grow and expand. It’s the one-stop, all-encompassing guide to every practical detail and challenge of being a nimble, flexible, and successful freelancer: the three essentials of getting clients and the three most important ways to keep them happy. Five fee-setting strategies. Thirteen tactics for making it through a prolonged dry spell. Setting up a home office vs. renting space. The one-hour contract. A dozen negotiating dos and don’ts. Building and maintaining your reputation. Dealing with deadbeats. Health Insurance 101. Record-keeping and taxes. Productivity, including a quiz: “What Is Your Ideal Day?” Building a community. Subcontracting and other strategies for taking your freelancing career to the next level. Retirement plans, plans for saving for education, and how to achieve financial freedom.

Create Your Own Employee Handbook

Create Your Own Employee Handbook Author Lisa Guerin
ISBN-10 9781413323979
Year 2017-05-29
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Every company needs an employee handbook, but not every company has one. Lawyers charge thousands of dollars for a handbook; other “do-it-yourself” products don’t offer the updated legal information and careful guidance necessary to do a good job. Create Your Own Employee Handbook bridges the gap, with detailed explanations, information on current state and federal laws, and more than a hundred sample policies you can tailor to your own workplace.

The Fissured Workplace

The Fissured Workplace Author David Weil
ISBN-10 9780674726123
Year 2014-02-17
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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In the twentieth century, large companies employing many workers formed the bedrock of the U.S. economy. Today, on the list of big business's priorities, sustaining the employer-worker relationship ranks far below building a devoted customer base and delivering value to investors. As David Weil's groundbreaking analysis shows, large corporations have shed their role as direct employers of the people responsible for their products, in favor of outsourcing work to small companies that compete fiercely with one another. The result has been declining wages, eroding benefits, inadequate health and safety protections, and ever-widening income inequality. From the perspectives of CEOs and investors, fissuring--splitting off functions that were once managed internally--has been phenomenally successful. Despite giving up direct control to subcontractors and franchises, these large companies have figured out how to maintain the quality of brand-name products and services, without the cost of maintaining an expensive workforce. But from the perspective of workers, this strategy has meant stagnation in wages and benefits and a lower standard of living. Weil proposes ways to modernize regulatory policies so that employers can meet their obligations to workers while allowing companies to keep the beneficial aspects of this business strategy.

The Corporate Records Handbook

The Corporate Records Handbook Author Anthony Mancuso
ISBN-10 9781413322590
Year 2016-07-20
Pages 600
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Keep your corporation valid in the eyes of the IRS and courts. If you've taken the time to turn your business into a corporation, chances are you'd like to see it stay that way. Your business card may say "incorporated," but if the courts and the IRS think differently, it's closing time. Meeting minutes are the primary paper trail of your corporation's legal life, so it's essential to know when and how to prepare these minutes. The Corporate Records Handbook provides all the forms and instructions you need to stay legal, including: Call of Meeting Meeting Participant List Notice of Meeting Certification of Mailing Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Meeting Shareholder Proxy Meeting Summary Sheet Minutes of Annual Shareholders' Meeting Minutes of Special Shareholders' Meeting Minutes of Annual Directors' Meeting Minutes of Special Directors' Meeting Waiver of Notice of Meeting Approval of Corporate Minutes by Directors of Shareholders Cover Letter for Approval of Minutes of Paper Meeting Written Consent to Action Without Meeting The Corporate Records Handbook gives you the forms you need to keep required records, plus more than 75 additional resolutions to insert into your minutes. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest changes in the law. Forms are available to download at nolo.com.