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.
Failure to keep meticulous records can threaten the legal validity of a corporation -- and lead to dates with the IRS and the courts.The Corporate Minutes Book provides all the plain-English legal information, instructions and forms readers need to take and organize meeting minutes.Forms include: -- Call of Meeting-- Meeting Summary Sheet-- Minutes of Shareholders' Meeting-- Waiver of Notice of Meeting-- and much moreThe book also provides readers with 75 resolutions to insert into their minutes. All forms and resolutions are included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.
Form a corporation in California with the book that's helped thousands of Californians incorporate! Protect your business and save on attorney's fees by forming a California corporation on your own. How to Form Your Own California Corporation makes incorporating a straightforward task for any small business owner. This all-in-one guide contains the forms, tax rules, practical information, and step-by-step instructions you need to successfully incorporate a California business. Learn about: different types of California corporations and how they work filing articles of incorporation how to stay legal by keeping legally sound corporate records and minutes securities laws and exemptions corporate taxation preparing bylaws issuing stock obtaining licenses and permits, and perks for your employees. This edition is completely updated and revised to provide current regulations, tax requirements, contact information for relevant agencies, helpful resources, and the most up-to-date forms available. How to Form Your Own California Corporation makes the entire incorporation process easy. Like tens of thousands of California entrepreneurs have done over the last 25 years, you really can complete and file all the paperwork yourself.
Your Limited Liability Company gives you everything you need to maintain the legal validity of your LLC before the courts and the IRS. It helps you approve and document important legal, tax, and business decisions to create a paper trail that avoids legal trouble. The book shows you how to: prepare minutes of meetings record important legal, tax, and business decisions handle formal record keeping fill out an LLC Records Book Your Limited Liability Company provides all the documentation you'll need, including: minutes written consents checklists over 50 ready-to-use resolutions This book has downloadable interactive forms.
This updated edition provides concise and practical guidance on organizing and conducting shareholders' meetings for management, shareholders and counsel with primary focus on state law.
Our current economic climate has led many people to start their own businesses – by choice, necessity, or a little of each. And since everyone wants to limit their personal liability when starting a business, LLCs have become very popular. This book simplifies LLC concepts and helps the reader decide whether to form an LLC or some other type of business entity.
This is the only book that helps business owners create a buyout plan, or "buy-sell" agreement, which is like a prenuptial agreement for business owners. Without one, one owner can bankrupt or ruin the company. A fill-in agreement is provided with the book.
Whether you already own a business corporation, or are considering forming one, this book can save you valuable time and money, and help you avoid legal pitfalls Clearly explains the principles, rules, and documents crucial to proper corporation maintenance and formation, including: When and How to Incorporate Selecting a Corporate Name Articles of Incorporation Bylaws Merger and Dissolution Foreign Corporations S. Corporations Close Corporations Role of Officers and Board of Directors Registered Office and Agent Issuance of Stock Stock Dividends Stock Transfer Shareholder Agreement Stock Purchase Agreement Voting Trust Agreement Directors Meetings Shareholders Meetings Corporate Minutes and Resolutions Securities Laws Annual Reports Corporate Record Keeping Revoking a Corporate Charter Indemnification Required Permits and Licenses Insurance Bank Accounts Not-for-Profit Corporations Limited Liability Companies Gives the tools and understanding you need to maintain a corporation. Sample Documents Articles of Incorporation Bylaws Plan of Merger Stock Purchase Agreement Stock Certificates Lost Stock Affidavit Subscription Agreement Voting Trust Agreement Voting Trust Certificate Corporation Registration Meeting Agenda Organizational Minutes Proxy Waiver of Notice Checklists What to do and what to avoid Selecting a Business Lawyer Key Matters for Bylaws Corporate Checklist Statutory Checklist Frequently Filed Documents Form Samples IRS Application SS-4 IRS 2553 Election Articles of Merger
Cut the Crap and Close the Gap is written by a Hog Farmer, Fortune 500 Executive and Economic Developer. It’s a practical operating guide for achieving breakthrough levels of performance by closing performance gaps between actual and desired performance and adjusting to exceed expectations. The principles of Cut the Crap and Close the Gap can be used by small and large businesses, not for profit organizations, state and local governments, faith based organizations and even parents. According to Dunn & Bradstreet, 585,000 of the more than 22 million small to medium sized businesses in America close each year. Businesses with fewer than 20 employees have only a 37% chance of surviving for four years and only a 9% chance of surviving for 10 years. Nine out of 10 business failures are caused by a lack of general business management skills including management of staff, operations, sales, marketing and planning. The Cut the Crap and Close the Gap management model requires the courage to question and challenge conventional wisdom and to operate with a spirit of continuous improvement, that things can always be better and that being satisfied with the status quo is totally unacceptable. The foundation for the Cut the Crap and Close the Gap management approach is aligned with the philosophy of Civil rights Activist, Angela Davis, "I'm no longer accepting the things I can not change...I'm changing the things I can not accept". The following chapters are filled with examples of how Jim Coleman has either applied or personally witnessed the use of the Cut the Crap and Close the Gap management approach over the last 30 years.
All public companies are required by law to appoint a Company Secretary. Public and private companies have to ensure that they comply with a number of statutory requirements, otherwise they may be criminally liable for defaults and errors can lead to civil penalties.This fully revised new edition of The Company Secretary's Handbook is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide. Up-to-date with the latest legislation in the new Companies Act, it covers the formation of companies, corporate governance and day-to-day administration, keeping the statutory records, annual routines and dissolution. It also includes useful addresses and examples of all the necessary official documentation. This practical handbook will help all companies comply with Company Law.
It has been said by one of the greatest of English writers on parliamentary law: "Whether these forms be in all cases the most rational or not is really not of so great importance. It is much more material that there should be a rule to go by, than what that rule is, that there may be a uniformity of proceeding in business, not subject to the caprice of the chairman, or captiousness of the members. It is very material that order, decency and regularity be preserved in a dignified public body." This work is the classic edition of Robert's Rules of Order. Originally published in 1875, Roberts Rules of Order is a manual of rules for deliberative assemblies and is often used in business, government and other governing bodies.
What makes Darjeeling tea, Pashmina shawl, Monsooned Malabar Arabica coffee and Chanderi saree special? Why is it that some goods derive their uniqueness through their inherent linkage to a place? In a pioneering study, this book explores this intriguing question in the Indian context across 199 registered goods with geographical indications, linked with their place of origin. It argues that the origin of these goods is attributed to a distinctive ecology that brews in a particular place. The attributes of their origin further endorse their unique geographical indications through legal channels. Drawing from a variety of disciplines including geography, history, sociology, handicrafts, paintings, and textiles, the author also examines the Geographical Indications Act of 1999, and shows how it has created a scope to identify, register and protect those goods, be they natural, agricultural, or manufactured. The work presents a new perspective on the indigenous diversities and offers an original understanding of the geography and history of India. Lucid and accessible, with several illustrative maps, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers in the social sciences, environmental studies, development studies, law, trade and history.
Clear explanations on how to form a corporation in any state in the United States.
The Corporate Secretary's Answer Book is the only comprehensive, single-volume reference to address the specific tasks corporate secretaries face on a daily basis in a Q&A format. Every topic is conveniently listed for easy reference with an index organized by commonly used terms. With all of this valuable "know-how" located within one volume, corporate secretaries will be able to find the best way to proceed with any particular matter, quickly and confidently. The Corporate Secretary's Answer Book also includes sample forms and checklists that offer step-by-step guidance to completing each phase of the corporate secretary's duties throughout the year, especially under Sarbanes-Oxley, including: Conduct of Shareholder Meeting Guidelines - Annual Meeting Script - Minutes of Incentive Committee Meeting - Establishing a Special Litigation Committee of the Board - Audit Committee Charter - Corporate Governance Listing Standards - Corporate Governance Guidelines - Corporate Disclosure - and much more!
Taking Minutes of Meetings guides you through the entire process behind minute taking: arranging the meeting; writing the agenda; creating the optimum environment; structuring the meeting and writing notes up accurately. The minute-taker is one of the most important and powerful people in a meeting and you can use this opportunity to develop your knowledge, broaden your horizons and build credibility within the organization. Taking Minutes of Meetings is an easy to read 'dip-in, dip-out' guide which shows you how to confidently arrange meetings and produce minutes. It provides hands-on advice about the sections of a meeting as well as tips on how to create an agenda, personal preparation, best practice advice on taking notes and how to improve your accuracy. Brand new chapters of this 4th edition include guidance on using technology to maximize effectiveness and practical help with taking minutes for a variety of different types of meetings. The creating success series of books... With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topics and is written by an expert team of internationally best-selling authors and business experts. This indispensable business skills collection is packed with new features, practical content and inspiring guidance for readers across all stages of their careers.
For the first time ever, the popular late host of ESPN's The Sports Reporters and ABC's college football openly discusses a lifelong battle with depression. During his three decades on ESPN and ABC, John Saunders became one of the nation's most respected and beloved sportscasters. In this moving, jarring, and ultimately inspiring memoir, Saunders discusses his troubled childhood, the traumatic brain injury he suffered in 2011, and the severe depression that nearly cost him his life. As Saunders writes, Playing Hurt is not an autobiography of a sports celebrity but a memoir of a man facing his own mental illness, and emerging better off for the effort. I will take you into the heart of my struggle with depression, including insights into some of its causes, its consequences, and its treatments. I invite you behind the facade of my apparently "perfect" life as a sportscaster, with a wonderful wife and two healthy, happy adult daughters. I have a lot to be thankful for, and I am truly grateful. But none of these things can protect me or anyone else from the disease of depression and its potentially lethal effects. Mine is a rare story: that of a black man in the sports industry openly grappling with depression. I will share the good, the bad, and the ugly, including the lengths I've gone to to conceal my private life from the public. So why write a book? Because I want to end the pain and heartache that comes from leading a double life. I also want to reach out to the millions of people, especially men, who think they're alone and can't ask for help. John Saunders died suddenly on August 10, 2016, from an enlarged heart, diabetes, and other complications. This book is his ultimate act of generosity to help those who suffer from mental illness, and those who love them.
Nonprofit? Stay out of IRS trouble with the ultimate corporate housekeeping tool! Nearly 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are busy preserving historic sites, saving libraries, helping the homeless, greening our cities--and so much more. Yet, while some have sophisticated record-keeping systems, most nonprofits are staffed by volunteers who need help running the organization and keeping up a proper--and legal--paper trail. Help has arrived! With Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records, you'll get the all-in-one solution every nonprofiteer needs to hold meetings and document actions taken by board members. Step by step, it walks readers through: calling meetings appointing officers taking minutes making resolutions voting on proposals adjourning meetings working with a lawyer, if necessary, and finding a tax adviser. Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records also provides useful tips and advice on how to do important tasks, such as organizing records, preparing meeting folders, and taking minutes. Plus, all necessary legal documents are included for you to fill out. It's everything you need to keep your nonprofit running smoothly and legally.
Bottlenecker (n): a person who advocates for the creation or perpetuation of government regulation, particularly an occupational license, to restrict entry into his or her occupation, thereby accruing an economic advantage without providing a benefit to consumers. The Left, Right, and Center all hate them: powerful special interests that use government power for their own private benefit. In an era when the Left hates “fat cats” and the Right despises “crony capitalists,” now there is an artful and memorable one-word pejorative they can both get behind: bottleneckers. A “bottlenecker” is anyone who uses government power to limit competition and thereby reap monopoly profits and other benefits. Bottleneckers work with politicians to constrict competition, entrepreneurial innovation, and opportunity. They thereby limit consumer choice; drive up consumer prices; and they support politicians who willingly overstep the constitutional limits of their powers to create, maintain, and expand these anticompetitive bottlenecks. The Institute for Justice’s new book Bottleneckers coins a new word in the American lexicon, and provides a rich history and well-researched examples of bottleneckers in one occupation after another—from alcohol distributors to taxicab cartels—pointing the way to positive reforms.
What makes for a great meeting? As a leader, how can you keep discussions on point and productive? In How to Run a Meeting, Antony Jay argues that too many leaders fail to plan adequately for meetings. In this bestselling article, he defines the characteristics that contribute to success , from keeping formal minutes to acknowledging junior staff first. These guidelines will help you get demonstrably better results from every meeting you run. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.