Entering the small business field as an independent contractor, freelancer, sole proprietor, or consultant is not a single decision but a series of steps, each one bringing you closer to the day your enterprise is up and running. This new book includes the most current tax rates and changes in IRS regulations. You will learn all about business operations: selecting a business structure, licensing and permits, employer identification number, business taxes, recordkeeping, self-employment taxes, paying estimated taxes, dealing with independent contractors and 1099-miscellaneous forms, insurance, rights and intellectual property law, accounting, business plan, choosing a name, financing, and much more. New entrepreneurs will appreciate the ready-to-use forms, Web sites, cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas to apply to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book as well as an editable sample business plan.Williams, Beth is the author of 'Complete Guide to Working for Yourself: Everything the Self-Employed Need to Know about Taxes, Recordkeeping, and Other Laws- with Companion CD-ROM' with ISBN 9781601380487 and ISBN 1601380488.