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Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies®, 3rd Edition by Joel Elad, Shannon Belew

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Chapter 1: Minding the Law

In This Chapter

  • Keeping your business within the law
  • Determining whether you can legally work from home
  • Obtaining the necessary licenses to operate your business

One of the first things you discover in owning a business is that you cannot avoid certain specific legal requirements. An Internet business is subject to not only traditional laws imposed on any company but also further regulation. As with the rest of the Net, these rules change quickly, and the burden to keep up is on you.

In this chapter, we review the basic laws so that you can start setting up shop.

images We're not lawyers, and laws differ from state to state. So if you're the least bit concerned, consult a local attorney to answer any of your questions.

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