As a lawyer and business owner, Deborah L. Jacobs knows firsthand about the often complex legal issues associated with starting a business. She shares her insight and experience in her new book, Small Business Legal Smarts, a comprehensive guide to everything from starting your company to drafting a company handbook to resolving disputes.
One notable chapter, “Finding Affordable, Quality Legal Advice,” discusses how to find a good lawyer and keep legal costs to a minimum by negotiating fees and paying only for the services you need. In the chapter “Resolving Disputes,” Jacobs lists 10 questions to ask yourself to help decide whether to settle e dispute or sue the opposing party. Written in Q & A format, the book dispenses with convoluted technical jargon to provide clear, specific advice for following the law when it comes to business.
Small Business Legal Smarts by Deborah L. Jacobs, Bloomberg Small Business, $16.95. To order, call Books How! 800-BOOKS-NOW or visit the Web site at www.BooksNow.com/ Black Enterprise.