Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business: 65 Essential Agreements, Contracts, Leases & Letters

Fred S Steingold (Author)


Create solid contracts for your business

As a small business owner, you can't afford to farm paperwork and contracts out to a lawyer--you have to deal with them yourself. With Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business, you can act with confidence.

Here you'll find the forms you need to start and grow your business. Each document comes with thorough, plain-English, line-by-line instructions to help you:

  • write contracts
  • prepare corporate bylaws
  • prepare an LLC operating agreement
  • buy a business
  • hire employees and consultants
  • create noncompete agreements
  • protect your trade secrets
  • record minutes of meetings
  • lease commercial space
  • buy real estate
  • borrow or lend money, and
  • much more.

The 11th edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated by Nolo's experts, and provides the most up-to-date legal information for small businesses.

With Downloadable Forms: Download and customize more than 65 forms to help you start and run your small business (details inside).

Product Details

$29.99  $27.59
Publish Date
March 31, 2020
8.2 X 1.2 X 10.5 inches | 2.5 pounds
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About the Author

Attorney Fred S. Steingold was an expert in real estate law and business law and the author of several Nolo books, including Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business and The Employer's Legal Handbook.


"Balances its wealth of reproducible documents with straightforward 'how-to' instructions and advice..." The Bookwatch

"Two things make this work exceptionally valuable. First, the forms and contracts are written in straightforward language [and] all of the forms can be found with the book." American Reference Books Annual

"Provides instructions for completing the contracts required when forming a corporation, borrowing money, buying a business, leasing an office, hiring employees and selling goods." Reference & Research Book News