Mass.gov's Business Resources
Covers starting a business; tax information; licenses and permits; doing business in Massachusetts; getting business support; and business laws and regulations.
Mass.gov's Starting a Business
Covers step-by-step guide; market research; counseling and assistance; funding and financing; regulations and permits; employer regulations; and tax rules and regulations.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Great site for business planning and management. Includes resources for starting a business, paying taxes, managing employees and much more. Also provides guidance for particular types of business owners, such as women, veterans and minorities. Extremely broad and deep coverage of small business issues. In particular, see Small Business Tools.
Small business taxation
Working for Yourself: Law and Taxes for Independent Contractors, Nolo, 2019
Includes information on Insuring your business, self -employment tax, copyrights, client agreements, licenses, permits, and more. Requires library card for access.
Becoming a Sole Proprietor in Massachusetts, Digital Media Law Project
An outline of the requirements, with links to key Federal and state resources
Business buyout agreements: plan now for retirement, death, divorce or owner disagreements, Nolo, 2019
Includes an overview of buyout agreements -- Limiting the transfer of ownership interests -- Providing the right to force buyouts -- Structuring buyouts -- Funding buyouts -- How to set the buyout price in your agreement -- Choosing payment terms for buyouts -- Completing and updating your buyout agreement -- Income and estate tax issues -- Lawyers, tax specialists, and resources. Requires library card for access.
Doing Business in Massachusetts: A Guide to U.S. and Massachusetts Law for Non-U.S. Businesses,Foley Hoag, LLP, 2016
"This guide is intended to provide foreign business-people with an introduction to the basic kinds of laws and regulations that affect the conduct of business in the United States, and particularly in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts."
Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business, Nolo, 2019
A good overview with chapters on insuring your business, resolving legal disputes, home based business and more. Requires library card for access.
Legal Forms for Starting and Running a Small Business, Nolo, 2018
Contracts, employment, leases and more. Requires library card for access.
Step by Step Guide to Starting a Business, Mass. Economic Development
Covers choosing an entity type, choosing a name, obtaining licenses and permits, DBA certificates, obtaining an EIN, and registering with the Department of Revenue.
Starting a business in Massachusetts, MCLE, 2018.
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