Rules and Regulations associatedwith starting an online ebook publishing business. by Michael Hopkins
This is not an article, as such. It's just a copy of
I recently sent to a customer of mine. You'll find his questions
in red through the article.
Here are my replies to the questions you raised in your email...
Q. 1 - Do I have to buy a business license to run a business
website? If I
decide to start an e-book publishing company,
do I have to register it the State or Federal Government?
This is a quote from Angela Wu's "Online Business
Basics" that should help answer these questions and other related issues...
Business registration and licensing requirements will vary
depending on where you live. This is not intended to be legal
advice; please consult with a lawyer or your local chamber of
commerce for information on your specific situation.
Check zoning regulations. Make sure that you
are allowed to
run a business from your home. Some residential areas may
place restrictions on the types of businesses that can be run
from your home. Try calling city offices first; if they don't have
this information, they may be able to point you in the right
Purchase any required licenses or permits.
Once again, you
will need to check with local authorities to find out what licenses and permits you need.
Register a business name. This is usually a
quick and easy
process. Start by calling your local government offices, or even
the business department of your local bank. They should be
able to tell you where you can register a business name.
Look into opening a business banking account.
appointment with your bank to discuss your situation. They'll
be able to make suggestions on the best package for your needs.
Consult with professionals. Depending on your
may need to use the services of lawyers, accountants or
bookkeepers, insurance agents or brokers, and others.
This isn't an exhaustive list, but it's a good start. Many
cities also have organizations dedicated to helping small businesses -- check your Yellow
Pages or the local Chamber of Commerce to see if there's one in your area.
Q. 3 - Are there rules and regulations to ebook publishing or
writing - and if so how can I find out what they are?
I'm not familiar with any rules or regulations associated with
ebook publishing specifically. Basically, you need to stay within the limits of
responsible legal and business behavior in general. Be truthful in your advertising, use
disclaimers, and so on. You'll find details of the various regulations in this free ebook: http://www.bizzydays.com/downloads/WebLawLinks.exe (NOTE: If you are running Windows XP SP2,
you'll need to download and run
this small software program in order to be able to read this ebook
-- otherwise, you'll get a 'Page cannot be displayed' error when you try
opening the ebook).
I hope this goes some way towards answering your questions.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further help with anything.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael Hopkins is a Successful Web Marketer and Owner of BizzyDays Ebook
Publications. Visit Now to Download Original Ebooks for Free at:
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