Table of contents for Smart business for contractors : a guide to money and the law / Jim Kramon.

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Introduction			
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Chapter 1 - Money Matters: Pricing, Billing, Collecting	
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How to Price Your Work				
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Using the Hourly Rate Approach		
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Keeping Track of Expenses			
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Billing and Collecting Payments for Your Work		
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Chapter 2 - Contracts and Beyond: Protecting Your Business
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Estimates and Contracts			
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Following Through after the Contract	
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Contract Disputes						
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Chapter 3 - Running and Growing Your Business		
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Setting Up Your Office					
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Working Smart						
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Getting Help							
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Growing Your Business					
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Chapter 4 - Managing the Paper Chase		
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Getting Motivated						
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What Is a Record?					
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What Records to Keep and How to Keep Them		
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When It's Time to Use the Records	
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Getting Help with Record Keeping	
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Optimizing Computer Use for Business		
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Chapter 5 - Drawing the Line: Business vs. Personal Finances	
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Legal Reasons for Separating Business and Personal Finances		
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Good-Sense Reasons for Separating Business and Personal Finances 	
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Methods for Separating Business and Personal Finances				
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Chapter 6 - Sizing Up Your Options: Corporations, Partnerships, Employees 
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Look to the Future First					
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Should I Incorporate?						
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Business Expansion: Employees, Job Sharing, Subcontractors 			
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Taking on a Partner						
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Hiring a Lawyer							
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Chapter 7 - Taxes: Plain and Simple
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Tax Estimating and reporting Requirements
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For the Do-it-Yourselfers					
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Taw-Related Issues for Contractors		
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Selecting the Right Accountant			
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Chapter 8 - Insurance: Money Well Spent	
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Types of Insurance						
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Insurance to Protect Your Business		
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Insurance for Employees					
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Including Insurance Costs in Your Prices	
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Filing Claims								
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Working with an Agent or Broker			
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Chapter 9 - Medical Insurance: How to Live with It
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Basic Medical Coverage					
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Group Medical Coverage					
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Types of Medical Insurance Plans		
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Selecting the Right Medical Insurance		
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Medical Insurance and Taxes				
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Making the Best Use of Your Health Care Coverage		
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Chapter 10 - Disability: Anticipating the Solution
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Disability: A Clear and Present Danger	
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Disability Insurance					
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Other Solutions for Dealing with Disability			
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Chapter 11 - Retirement Planning: Never Too Early					
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Getting Started							
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Defining Your Objectives					
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Estimating Your Future Expenses			
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Retirement Income: Putting Together the Pieces		
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Balancing Income with Expenses			
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Medical Care during Retirement			
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Retirement and Estate Planning			
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Chapter 12 - Your First Year in Business		
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Overview							
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Plans for Beginning Work			
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The First Jobs						
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Proactive Preparation				
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Monthly, Bimonthly and Quarterly Reviews 
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Income Taxes						
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Planning for Surprises that Arise in the First Year		
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Glossary
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Index
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Building trades -- United States -- Management.
Construction industry -- United States -- Personnel management.
Building trades -- United States -- Personnel management.
Labor laws and legislation -- United States.
Construction industry -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Contractors -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.