Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business provides you with over 60 legal forms and documents and all the step-by-step instructions you need to use them. This collection of essential legal and business documents helps you: . create contracts to buy, sell, rent, or store goods . hire employees and consultants . protect your trade secrets . create noncompete agreements . prepare an LLC operating agreement . borrow and lend money . buy a business . lease commercial space . prepare corporate bylaws . record minutes of meetings . buy real estate . and much more This edition is updated with the latest legal documents, contracts, and other forms you need to run your business smoothly, along with up-to-date best practices for business owners and managers. Plus, Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business includes all the information and instructions you need to complete and use your forms effectively.