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Information for Small Businesses in Massachusetts

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Mass.gov's Business Portal. Covers Business licenses, permits & regulations; Starting or relocating a business; Employer & workplace information; Selling to state & local government; Economic development & financial support; Economic data & statistics; Buying from state government; and International trade & exports.

Mass.gov's Starting a Business Portal. 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.

Small Business Taxation

Deduct It!, Nolo, 2011. "Deducting business expenses from federal taxes, maximizing deductible expenses and avoiding common deduction mistakes." Requires Library Card for access.

Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide, Nolo, 2013. "Turn to this book whenever you have a question about IRS rules or nonprofit compliance issues." Requires Library Card for access.

Home Business Tax Deductions, Nolo, 2013. Deducting assets, home office, expenses and more. Requires Library Card for access.

Tax Savvy for Small Business: Year Round Tax Strategies to Save Your Money, Nolo, 2011. Includes information on business losses, corporations, partnerships, family business, buying a business, selling a business, retirement plans and more. Requires Library Card for access.

Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Nolo, 2011. Includes information on Insuring your business, self -employment tax, copyrights, client agreements, licenses, permits, and more. Requires Library Card for access.

Other Web Sources

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, 2013. 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.

Complete Guide to Selling a Business, Nolo, 2012. Covers pricing, finding a buyer, structuring the sale and more. 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, 2011. Covers everything from forms of business to employment, real estate, financing, taxation, antitrust, immigration and more.

Form a Partnership: The Complete Guide, Nolo, 2012. Includes information on partnership agreements, partnership disputes, taxes, partnership name and more. Requires Library Card for access.

Forming a Business Step by Step, 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.

Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business, Nolo, 2011. 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, 2012. Contracts, employment, leases and more. Requires Library Card for access.

U.S. Small Business Administration: Boston. Includes information on buying an existing business or franchise, starting a business, financing, organization and more, with links to state and municipal forms.

Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Nolo, 2011. Includes information on Insuring your business, self -employment tax, copyrights, client agreements, licenses, permits, and more. Requires Library Card for access.

Wow, I'm in Business, Nolo, 2008. Includes information on working from home, leasing space, insurance, trademarks, hiring help, licenses and more. Requires Library Card for access.