IANABM (I am not a business major), but...
August 27, 2006 6:32 PM Subscribe
What books and websites should a non-business-major read to learn about the legal and practical aspects of starting a small business partnership in the US (MD, to be exact)?
posted by Alterscape to work & money (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
An employer I've interned with recently offered me the right to "franchise" their business in my local area -- I set up a business entity with a couple of my co-interns; we license their name and proprietary technology to operate in our home state in exchange for a share of our profits. I don't have a business background, and want to learn what I need to know to evaluate this offer and make a decision about the profitability of such an endeavor. I'm looking for books, websites, etc, that cover the details that go into this -- lawyers and the issues surrounding their care and feeding, estimating overhead costs, market research, finding insurance, working out the legal details of hiring employees/payroll/social security/medicaid/etc, and anything else relevant. Basically, I need a crash-course in small business. Help me, hivemind!