Explains how to set up and run a limited liability company, discussing advantages and disadvantages, day-to-day operations, record-keeping, taxation, and strategies for protecting assets.
If you’re a business owner, incorporation can help you protect your personal assets and cut down your tax bill. But all the paperwork and legalese can make incorporation seem like more trouble than it’s worth. Incorporating Your Business For Dummies offers all the savvy tips you need to get incorporated — starting today! Whether your business is big or small, incorporating isn’t as simple as it could be. This handy reference makes incorporation make sense, and guides you through the process step by step. From handling the mountain of paperwork to getting back to business once you’re finished, Incorporating Your Business For Dummies offers a wealth of helpful advice on these and many more topics: Knowing whether or not incorporation can help you Choosing the type of entity that will work best for your business Dealing with shareholders and shareholder agreements Transferring money and assets in or out of the corporation Documenting corporate actions and maintaining compliance Finding the right attorney, accountant, tax advisor, and other professionals Written by the experts at The Company Corporation, who handle more than 100,000 incorporations every year, this helpful book offers the kind of advice you can only get from professionals — but in a user-friendly, lingo-free format. Whether you just want a little help with the paperwork, or don’t even know what a corporation is, you’ll find everything you need to know: What limited liability means Corporate statutes, bylaws, and articles Choosing directors and assigning duties The benefits of S corporation status Deciding where to incorporate Registering corporate names and domain names Balancing equity versus debt Understanding shareholder rights Getting your financial information in order Hiring a professional to help with corporate compliance If you want step-by-step help on setting up your corporation, dealing with the paperwork, and getting off on the right foot, Incorporating Your Business For Dummies is the only resource you need. Packed with the kind of tips and advice you’ll find nowhere else, it’s the uncomplicated way to get incorporated.
The must-have guide to achieving great wealth Making Millions For Dummies lays out in simple, easy-to-understand steps the best ways to achieve wealth. Through a proven methodology of saving, building a successful business, smart investing, and carefully managing assets, this up-front, reliable guide shows readers how to achieve millionaire or multimillionaire status. It provides the lowdown on making wise financial decisions, with guidance on managing investments and inheritances, minimizing taxes, making money grow, and, most important, how to avoid common and costly financial mistakes. Millionaire wannabes will see how to maintain financial security throughout their life with this easy-to-follow road map to financial independence. For individuals who yearn to make millions but don't want to be restricted to owning or running a business, the book features other options, such as inventing and patenting the next big thing, consulting, selling high-value collectibles, and flipping or owning real estate.
The easy way to get a handle on bookkeeping Accurate and complete bookkeeping is crucial to any businessowner, but it's also important to those who work with the business,such as investors, financial institutions, and employees.Bookkeeping For Dummies provides the easy and painless wayto master this critical skill. You'll get clear and concise information on keeping track oftransactions, figuring out balance sheets, keeping ledgers orjournals, creating financial statements, and operating accounts forbusinesses, along with practices and examples to hone your skills.Plus, the bonus CD includes samples of bookkeeping forms, workingpapers, letters, resources, and spreadsheets. Keeping track of transactions Figuring out the balance sheet Keeping a ledger and journal Creating financial statements Operating accounts for businesses Recognizing assets and liabilities Up-to-date tax information Changes in small business regulations Additional and complementary examples Demonstration problems True/false and multiple-choice questions and scenarios Whether you're a professional or a student looking to expandyour skills, Bookkeeping Kit For Dummies is a one-stopresource for anyone interested in this ever-growing occupation.
Now updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends--including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples and updated contacts and resources. Whether people want to become professional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, this practical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.
Thinking about becoming a commercial real estate investor? Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies covers the entire process, offering practical advice on negotiation and closing win-win deals and maximizing profit. From office buildings to shopping centers to apartment buildings, it helps you pick the right properties at the right time for the right price. Yes, there is a fun and easy way to break into commercial real estate, and this is it. This comprehensive handbook has it all. You’ll learn how to find great properties, size up sellers, finance your investments, protect your assets, and increase your property’s value. You’ll discover the upsides and downsides of the various types of investments, learn the five biggest myths of commercial real estate investment, find out how to recession-proof your investment portfolio, and more. Discover how to: Get leads on commercial property investments Determine what a property is worth Find the right financing for you Handle inspections and fix problems Make big money in land development Manage your properties or hire a pro Exploit the tax advantages of commercial real estate Find out what offer a seller really-really wants Perform due diligence before you make a deal Raise capital by forming partnerships Investing in commercial property can make you rich in any economy. Get Commercial Real Estate For Dummies, and find out how.
Agiles Projektmanagement ist ein schneller und flexibler Ansatz zur Entwicklung und Verwaltung von Projekten aller Art, nicht nur im Softwarebereich. Dieses Buch erklärt Ihnen zunächst die agilen Prinzipien und Techniken - auch im Vergleich zum klassischen Projektmanagement. Anschließend sind Sie in der Lage, eine Produkt-Roadmap oder einen Zeitplan für Ihr Projekt nach agilen Prinzipien zu erstellen. Bereiten Sie sich auf Produkteinführungen mit der Leichtigkeit agiler Softwareentwickler vor. Behalten Sie Zeit und Kosten sowie Gruppendynamik, Qualität und Risiko Ihres Projekts im Blick, aber nutzen Sie auch die vorhandenen Freiräume.
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Fully updated for the 2010/2011 tax year, this book takes the hassle out of tax Although you can't escape tax, you can make it easier to deal with. Whether you want to work out the taxes on your own business, make tax-efficient investments or simply understand where your money's going, this plain-English guide has it all. Get to grips with the UK tax system and discover how to make potentially significant savings on your tax bill. Tax facts – get the low-down on tax essentials Tax through your ages – find out how to make the most tax-savvy decisions at every stage of your life Pensions and benefits – understand the ins and outs of taxes paid on pensions and state benefits Working for someone else – keep an eye on your pay packet and make the most of incentive schemes Working for yourself – learn how to manage your company's taxes, whether you're just starting out or are a veteran business-owner Open the book and find: Advice on complying with self-assessment regulations Techniques for calculating how much income tax you owe Updates on the most tax-friendly investments for you and your children How to manage property tax, whether you're buying, selling or renting Ways to reduce inheritance tax The best way to pay VAT on your own business The tax benefits of becoming a limited company Day-to-day tax-saving techniques "Tax 2010/2011 For Dummies is expertly written in plain, everyday language that makes a complicated subject easy to understand. It's simple to follow, and full of invaluable tax tips and reminders. Highly recommended for someone looking for a straightforward introduction to the world of tax." —Mark McLaughlin, CTA (Fellow) ATT TEP, Chartered Tax Consultant, Author and Editor Learn to: Understand your tax status and fulfil your legal obligations Calculate your business taxes Fill out a self-assessment form Make tax-efficient investments
Your own in-house legal advisor—at a fraction of thecost Written in plain-English for business people without any legaltraining, Law For Small Business For Dummies coverseverything you need to be aware of regarding the law when you'restarting and running your own business. Cutting through the jargonthat can make even the pros scratch their heads, this book quicklygets you up-to-speed on the key areas of business law, includingcontracts, websites, intellectual property, data protection andpartnership agreements. Plus, you'll find out how small businesslaw applies to advertising and marketing, confidentialityagreements, the sale and supply of goods (including e-commerce),negligence and product liability. There were 526,000 new businesses registered in the UK in2013—and, at some point, all of them will be faced with legalrisks that could make the difference between success and failure.One claim could wipe out a fledgling business' profits, and hiteven big businesses harder than they could ever imagine. If you'rethe owner of a new business and need to get a handle on the ins andouts of small business law—and don't have the budget toemploy an in-house legal advisor—this trusted, approachableguide is your answer. Covers the laws surrounding the most common risks smallbusinesses face Addresses how to deal with legal issues before a potentiallycostly dispute arises Provides access to handy sample contract templates onDummies.com Serves as your own in-house legal advisor—at a fractionof the cost If you're an existing business owner or an aspiring entrepreneurthinking about starting your own business, Law For SmallBusiness For Dummies gives you answers to questions you didn'teven know to ask!
Everything you need to learn about QuickBooks and small businessfinances in one handy guide! QuickBooks All-in-One For Dummies is the solution smallbusiness owners and managers have been looking for. A compilationof eight content-rich minibooks in one, this guide provides theinformation and tools you need to get the most out of QuickBooks.Get expert advice from a CPA on common accounting tasks, financialmanagement, business planning, how to protect your financialinformation and more. Written in the easy-to-read ForDummies style, this book provides clear, concise, practicalinstruction into taking advantage of everything QuickBooks can dofor your business. This book is your roadmap to complete business financemanagement, guiding you through the basics of QuickBooks, and thentaking you even further. You'll start from the beginning and moveinto more advanced operations as you learn to: Set up, customize, and fine-tune QuickBooks for yourbusiness Invoice customers, pay vendors and employees, and trackinventory Manage accounts, financial statements, reports, budgets, set upproject and job costing, and keep track of payroll Analyze your data to create a business forecast or write abusiness plan that can help you find your niche Discover useful online resources for businesses More than just a user manual, this guide walks you throughtopics that are important to small business success. QuickBooksAll-in-One For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to keeping yourbusiness on track.
Advice on profitable strategies, problem tenants, UK legal issues, and more! Minimise rental headaches and maximise cash flow - without agent's fees Whether you want to become a property tycoon or just rent out a second home, this guide to the UK rental market is your roadmap to success. Now fully updated with extra coverage on tax issues and company formation, let successful landlords Melanie Bien and Robert Griswold show you how to buy the right property, avoid legal problems, retain the best tenants, and maximise your rental income. Praise for Renting Out Your Property For Dummies "This book is a comprehensive guide to the process of renting out your property, brim full of sound practical advice based on years of experience. It's an absolute must for the bookshelf of any would-be landlord, novice and experienced alike." —Tom Entwistle, Editor of the rental property Web site, www.LandlordZONE.co.uk Discover how to Market your property and screen tenants Set the right rent and manage increases properly Master maintenance issues, from DIY to 'contractor dream team' Stay on top of your finances and record keeping
Enrich your career with a review of investment banking basics One of the most lucrative fields in business, investment banking frequently perplexes even banking professionals working within its complex laws. Investment Banking For Dummies remedies common misconceptions with a straightforward assessment of banking fundamentals. Written by experts in stock market proceedings, this book runs parallel to an introductory course in investment banking. It clearly outlines strategies for risk management, key investment banking operations, the latest information on competition and government regulations, and relationships between leveraged buyout funds, hedge funds, and corporate and institutional clients. With this reference, you can ace investment banking courses and grasp the radical changes that have revamped the stock market since the financial crisis. Thoroughly addresses the dramatic financial changes that have occurred in recent years Outlines expectations to prepare you for the future Teaches the practical aspects of finance and investment banking, how to value a company, and how to construct a financial model No serious business student or banking professional should be without the basic knowledge of issuing bonds, stocks, and other financial products outlined in this excellent resource.
Daten, Daten, Daten? Sie haben schon Kenntnisse in Excel und Statistik, wissen aber noch nicht, wie all die Datensätze helfen sollen, bessere Entscheidungen zu treffen? Von Lillian Pierson bekommen Sie das dafür notwendige Handwerkszeug: Bauen Sie Ihre Kenntnisse in Statistik, Programmierung und Visualisierung aus. Nutzen Sie Python, R, SQL, Excel und KNIME. Zahlreiche Beispiele veranschaulichen die vorgestellten Methoden und Techniken. So können Sie die Erkenntnisse dieses Buches auf Ihre Daten übertragen und aus deren Analyse unmittelbare Schlüsse und Konsequenzen ziehen.
Not feeling too peachy about computerizing your accounting system? Relax! Peachtree For Dummies, 3rd Edition will show you how to set up your company in Peachtree and then use it to pay bills, invoice customers, pay employees, produce financial reports, and more. You’ll quickly discover how Peachtree can save you time, effort, and money so that you no longer have to do your accounting by hand or pay someone else to do it for you. Publishing to coincide with the latest release of Peachtree, this third edition is revised to cover the newest updates and enhancements made to the most recent version of Peachtree. Veteran authors Elaine Marmel and Diane Koers break down the capabilities of Peachtree Premium Accounting, from building an effective chart of accounts, to customizing forms and modifying reports, to setting up default information that will save you time down the line. You’ll also discover how to: Work with purchase orders Sell products and services Generate invoices Track project costs Produce income statements Back up and restore data Balance accounts Manage inventory Handle customer prepayments Pay for purchase orders with a credit card Keep your account information safe Packed with examples of everyday, real-life situations, Peachtree For Dummies, 3rd Edition is the reference you need so that you can put Peachtree to work for you and get the job done quickly and correctly.
The best-selling guide from business start-up expert Colin Barrow covers everything you need to know to get your business up and running. From drafting your business plan, to hiring a workforce, managing costs, and taking your service or product to market, this guide will help give you the competitive edge you need to succeed. Packed with real-life examples of entrepreneurs who have started up – and prospered – it also contains links to hundreds of organizations, checklists, and advice on further reading and resources to help you move from employee to successful entrepreneur. Starting a Business For Dummies 2nd edition includes: Structuring your business Preparing the business plan Finding the money and keeping track of finances Marketing your wares Employing and managing people Operating effectively
Wir leben in einer algorithmenbestimmten Welt. Deshalb lohnt es sich zu verstehen, wie Algorithmen arbeiten. Das Buch präsentiert die wichtigsten Anwendungsgebiete für Algorithmen: Optimierung, Sortiervorgänge, Graphentheorie, Textanalyse, Hashfunktionen. Zu jedem Algorithmus werden jeweils Hintergrundwissen und praktische Grundlagen vermittelt sowie Beispiele für aktuelle Anwendungen gegeben. Für interessierte Leser gibt es Umsetzungen in Python, sodass die Algorithmen auch verändert und die Auswirkungen der Veränderungen beobachtet werden können. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Menschen, die an Algorithmen interessiert sind, ohne eine Doktorarbeit zu dem Thema schreiben zu wollen. Wer es gelesen hat, versteht, wie wichtige Algorithmen arbeiten und wie man von dieser Arbeit beispielsweise bei der Entwicklung von Unternehmensstrategien profitieren kann.