Whether you’re starting in your basement, garage, or in an office in Los Altos, creating a new tech company triggers a variety of issues and concerns. What type of business entity should you start with – for example, Wozniak and Jobs began Apple as a partnership and later incorporated. What are your tax obligations and can you deduct start up costs? Should you hire employees or contractors? In this section we provide the legal essentials that every startup needs to know.
Contracts 101: Make a Legally Valid Contract
There's no reason why your agreements and contracts need to be filled with mind-bending legal gibberish. For most contracts, legalese is not essential or even helpful. On the contrary, the agreements you'll want to put into a written contract are best expressed in simple, everyday English.
Form your company online
Nondisclosure (Confidentiality) Agreement
Use this agreement to protect a secret design, and idea for a new website, financial information...and more.
File for trademark protection today, without the hassle!
Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants
Understanding the tax system is vital to the health of every small business.
All the legal forms you need to start your business.
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The Small Business Start-Up Kit
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