BusinessLaw.gov Offers Small Business a Hand
BusinessLaw.gov, an online resource designed to provide legal and regulatory information to America's small businesses has a wealth of information. Topics on the Web site range from the most basic and crucial, such as choosing a business structure or hiring a lawyer, to highly specialized issues such as e-commerce and exporting.
The site also acts as a gateway to federal, state and local information that affects small businesses. From the site, business owners may quickly check zoning codes for their local area, or file a complaint with the Office of the National Ombudsman.
There are sections tailored to laws and regulations for each state; some of the topics discussed include getting permits and managing employees. The site also offers a business FAQ. If you're in a legal pinch, go straight to "Finding a Lawyer."
You can find plain English guides to: Starting a Business; Handling Finances, Managing Employees, Doing Business, Getting out of Business and much more.
Check it out today at http://www.businesslaw.gov/index.cfm
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.