Small Time Operator is one of the most popular business start-up guides ever. In clear, easy-to-understand language, the author covers: -Getting permits and licenses -How to finance a business -Creating and using a business plan -Choosing and protecting a business name -Deciding whether to incorporate -Establishing a complete bookkeeping system -Hiring employees -Federal, state, and local taxes -Buying a business or franchise -Dealing with--and avoiding--the IRS -Doing business on the Internet -Handling insurance, contracts, pricing, trademarks, and patents In this new edition, the book will feature a section on surviving the Global Information Grid or GIG economy. The on-demand economy, also known as the sharing economy or the gig economy, is a new and greatly expanding business model that is basically nothing more than a mobile app that connects people who need some type of service--a ride, a delivery, a plumber, a house cleaner--with individuals who provide that service. There are hundreds of thousands of newly self-employed individuals. Uber alone claims that they have 160,000 workers just in California. The great majority of these on demand workers have zero experience or knowledge about self-employment. This book will give on-demand workers everything they need to know about being self-employed. Bernard B. Kamoroff is a C.P.A. with over thirty years of experience specializing in small business. A University of California lecturer, he is the author of five books on business and taxes.