What will I get from the book exactly?
Did you know legal problems hit UK small businesses for £100 billion a year?! That's a whole lot of time, money and energy you certainly do not need to waste. Law For Small Business For Dummies is an up-to-date resource written by an expert lawyer without the hefty price tag - so there's no excuse for you to get caught out!
This book is a fantastic asset for the savvy entrepreneur who is just starting out on their start-up journey and needs a hand understanding their legals in an uncomplicated accessible way. Even if you're a fully fledged business, this book will act as a useful reference guide for any changes in your company and to help ensure that you are keeping to your legal obligations (e.g. when taking on a new employee).
What Information Does it Contain?
The book provides useful legal information around many topics, including:
- Company structures
- Employment law
- Trading online
- Commercial property
- Intellectual property
- Dealing with Suppliers
- Dealing with Customers
- Trading abroad
- Managing risk
- Handling disputes
- Liquidation and insolvency
- Exit strategies
As well as straight-forward legal advice, there are also vital chapters around how to avoid legal bear traps, the documents you need to get signed and what you should expect from your lawyer. As a bonus (and because Clive Rich is an international negotiator!) there is a section dedicated to improving your negotiation skills too, which will allow you to get more out of your deals.
About the Author
Clive Rich is the Founder and Chairman of LawBite, and has also successfully run digital businesses for companies such as Sony and Bertelsmann.
A qualified barrister, mediator and arbitrator, Clive has been a lawyer for almost 30 years and has drafted and crafted contracts for a broad spectrum of multi-nationals, major organisations and brands, including Yahoo, Apple, Napster, SanDisk, Myspace and the BBC. He has also previously run his own legal practice, Rich Futures Ltd in association with the Top 30 UK law firm, Olswang LLP, representing a variety of technology companies and SMEs.
Combining over 25 years' experience in deal making and negotiation training, Clive has also authored "The Yes Book: The Art of Better Negotiation".