Small Time Operator

How to Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, and Stay Out of Trouble

Book Description

Small Time Operator is one of the most popular business start-up guides ever. In clear, easy-to-understand language, the author covers:

  • Getting permits and licenses
  • How to finance a business
  • Creating and using a business plan
  • Choosing and protecting a business name
  • Deciding whether to incorporate
  • Establishing a complete bookkeeping system
  • Hiring employees
  • Federal, state, and local taxes
  • Buying a business or franchise
  • Dealing with—and avoiding—the IRS
  • Doing business on the Internet
  • Handling insurance, contracts, pricing, trademarks, and patents

In this new edition, the book will feature a section on surviving the Global Information Grid or GIG economy. The on-demand economy, also known as the sharing economy or the gig economy, is a new and greatly expanding business model that is basically nothing more than a mobile app that connects people who need some type of service—a ride, a delivery, a plumber, a house cleaner—with individuals who provide that service. There are hundreds of thousands of newly self-employed individuals. Uber alone claims that they have 160,000 workers just in California. The great majority of these on demand workers have zero experience or knowledge about self-employment. This book will give on-demand workers everything they need to know about being self-employed.

Bernard B. Kamoroff is a C.P.A. with over thirty years of experience specializing in small business. A University of California lecturer, he is the author of five books on business and taxes.

About Kamoroff, Bernard B.

Bernard B. Kamoroff is a C.P.A. with over thirty years of experience specializing in small business. A University of California lecturer, he is the author of five books on business and taxes.