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The ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner)
(leading to ExpertRating Business Law Certification-for Small Business Owners).

Learn how to successfully protect your small business and solve most of the legal problems that may arise. In this six-week online course, you'll see how to avoid the costly legal problems that many small business owners make when setting up and operating their businesses. You'll learn how to deal with issues such as contracts, employee relations, customer relations, and choosing the right business model.
 

You'll also find out how to deal with government licensing requirements and regulations, as well as problems with tax collectors. And we'll go over special considerations for home-based and Internet-based businesses. You'll discover how to handle many minor legal disputes, such as collection issues and small claims, on your own, without spending a lot of money for legal counsel. The information in this course will allow you to spend more of your valuable time running your business and making money.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner)- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Michael Connelly.

Michael Connelly

About the ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) instructor : Michael Connelly is a former practicing attorney who specialized in trial law. He has tried and won hundreds of cases in virtually all areas of the law including constitutional, personal injury, juvenile, divorce and child custody, contract disputes, and criminal law. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts, winning several landmark decisions during his years of practice. He's also an expert in the preparation of legal briefs and memorandums. Connelly retired from active practice in 2000 and is now a published author, freelance writer, and teacher.

  Business Law Course requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) you need Internet access; e-mail; and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Business Law for the Small Business Course has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:

"As an artist with limited business sense, this was the perfect course for me to take. Kris took a lot of the mystery out of starting a small business. Her teaching style was very friendly and easy to comprehend. Thank you!"
"Excellent instructor - excellent course! I thoroughly enjoyed taking this class and can't wait to use the information I learned to start setting up my own small business. Thanks for the opportunity for me to be able to take this class. It was very little effort on my part to complete it, but what I learned will stay with me a lifetime."
"Great course! This was my first on-line course and I was very skeptical about it. I was surprised how much information was given and the ease of doing everything on the internet. With a family and a full-time job, the flexibility of doing your course work, when it fit your schedule was so very sweet! I thought the discussion pages were going to be a waste of time and space, but once again I was surprised at the information you could gather reading and corresponding with the professor and other classmates. Last, but certainly not least... Professor made the class. He made it a point to work with EVERYONE in our class. He supplied ideas, tips, and gave us direction in reaching our goals. I can't even imagine the hours he most have put in on her computer answering each and every one of us. Great job, Professor! Thank you so much for all your information and guidance.""I enjoyed the course and although I own a small business already, I learned some very important tips."
"I enjoyed this class very much, the Professor was extremely knowledgeable and professional. I would definitely recommend it to someone with this particular interest."
"I feel this class has helped me gain a greater insight into my own goals and provided support that will be useful going forward in the development of my next career.""I found the instructor to be knowledgeable, approachable, supportive and helpful. He has a very creative side and was very personable as well. I learned a lot in this course and it will all be very useful and applicable in my future business endeavors. I am glad I took this course and will recommend it to others."

 

Buy the ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner)- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner)

(leading to ExpertRating Business Law Certification-for Small Business Owners)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2008 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online Law (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) Course (leading to ExpertRating Law (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) Skills Certification).

     

ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.


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ExpertRating Solutions has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance of their strict program requirements ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

 

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.

 

 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) Courseware which has been developed by experienced Business Managers.

 The ExpertRating Business Law Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Law Program at $129.99.

    

Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) & course:

 How much does the Online Business Law Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) leading to Law certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Business Management Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

 In-depth ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

 An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

 World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Law Certificate. The Law Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

 An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Law Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Law Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Law Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Law that you will learn during the Business Management Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the   ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) courseware that is provided along with the Law Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

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Buy the ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner)- $129.99

   

The Business Law for the Small Business Owner is a valuable course which will provide you basic knowledge about the workings of small businesses and analyze the various laws that govern your business.

The Business Law for the Small Business Owner course will give you tips on how to perform your routine business operations, how to resolve legal issues arising with customers and employees and government licensing requirements and regulations. This valuable course will give you information on protecting your business and yourself from getting entangled in legal matters.


 

This valuable course will provide you with tips on how to avert mistakes that could prove costly to you and your business. The ExpertRating Business Law for the Small Business Owner Certification course will provide you information on choosing and constructing the right legal environment for your business.

ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Whether you dream of owning your own business or you're already knee-deep in running one, you probably have a lot of legal questions. And all these questions probably spring from one overarching question: What exactly is a small business from a legal standpoint? In this lesson, you'll find out the answer to that question, and you'll learn about the basic requirements for getting a small business going or expanding an existing business, including choosing a business name or changing the one you have.

Friday - Lesson 02

Before you start a business, you have to choose a business model. And once your business really gets going, you may find yourself wanting to change the model. In this lesson, you'll learn about the major business models including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. You'll find out how these different structures affect you legally and financially, and in this lesson you'll be given advice on how to choose the one that best meets your needs. You'll also find out how to change to a different model if your business is growing or you want to expand.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

As a business owner, you'll be dealing with many different types of contracts and agreements. You've probably heard that contracts can be verbal or written, but what's the difference? You'll find out in this lesson. You'll also learn how to make sure any contract you enter into is legal and binding so that you get what you want from it. This lesson will explain what to look for in a contract and how to enforce one if someone fails to hold up their end of the deal. You might be surprised to learn that when you need to enforce a contract, a lawsuit isn't always the right answer.

Friday - Lesson 04

Some of the biggest legal issues facing small business owners come from having employees. If you're going to hire people to work for you, there are several employment options for you to consider. In this lesson, you'll find out about the advantages and disadvantages of hiring full-time employees, part-time employees, and independent contractors. By the end of the lesson, you'll know how to properly go about hiring and firing employees so you and your business are protected from possible lawsuits. This lesson will also go over salary and wage issues, as well as the workers' compensation laws that apply if an employee is injured on the job.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

Once you have employees, it becomes your responsibility to provide them with a safe work environment and to protect them from discrimination. In this lesson, you'll find out about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's regulations and how to comply with them. You'll also learn more about environmental, state, and local regulations on your business. This lesson will talk about how you can keep your workplace from becoming a "hostile work environment," and you'll discover how a good employee handbook can go a long way in shielding your business from complaints.

Friday - Lesson 06

Having the right insurance is critical to protecting you and your small business. In this lesson, you'll learn about the different types of insurance your business might need, including auto insurance, general liability insurance, workers' compensation insurance, and fire and theft policies. You'll get advice on how to choose the right insurance, how to file a claim, and how to deal with insurance adjusters.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

Since you're probably going into business to make money, you'll inevitably be dealing with customers or clients. Your relationship with the people outside your business can make you or break you. In this lesson, you'll get familiar with the dos and don'ts of advertising your business, and you'll see how to avoid the legal pitfalls of false advertising. This lesson will introduce you to product liability issues and the proper ways to provide credit to customers. In addition, you'll find out how to successfully collect debts if people fail to pay you for the goods or services you provide.

Friday - Lesson 08

In this lesson, you'll learn how you can protect your most important business assets, including your good name and trade secrets. If you're running a successful business, you don't want someone stealing your name or your inventions and passing them off as their own. You'll discover how to protect yourself with patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Each of these covers different areas, so you'll learn which ones you might need for your business and how you can get them.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

One thing you can be sure of is that you're going to be paying taxes on your business or the income you receive from your business. So you'll need to know which taxes to pay and how to legally minimize what you have to spend to satisfy the tax collectors on the federal, state, and local levels. In this lesson, you'll learn about income taxes, sales and use taxes, and other forms of taxation. This lesson will go over your rights as a taxpayer, and you'll find out how to take all the deductions you can as a small business owner.

Friday - Lesson 10

The previous lessons talked about some of the government regulations you'll have to follow as a business owner, but believe it or not, there are more! In this lesson, you'll learn more about zoning laws, licenses and permits, and privacy laws that affect your business. This lesson will talk about how to keep up with the necessary paperwork to make government regulators happy, and you'll learn how to avoid costly mistakes. Finally, this lesson will discuss your rights as a business owner so that you can protect yourself when regulators come calling.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Home-based businesses are more popular than ever, and they can eliminate many of the expenses and legal requirements that you have to deal with in traditional businesses. But you still have to follow certain laws and regulations, and you'll learn all about them in this lesson. You'll find out how to make sure your home-based business complies with zoning laws and subdivision or apartment regulations. You'll also learn about what insurance you'll need and the taxes you'll have to pay. This lesson will even cover some of the unique opportunities for using the Internet successfully.

Friday - Lesson 12

This last lesson will wrap things up in by going through a step-by-step process for handling legal matters on your own. Attorneys are expensive, but you can avoid using them in most cases if you simply know how to go about dealing with claims against you or claims you have against someone else. This lesson will teach you how to negotiate settlements and how to use mediation and binding arbitration if negotiations fail. If you do have to go to court to collect a debt, you'll see how to file your own lawsuit in small claims court and successfully win your case.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Law Course (Business Law for the Small Business Owner) - $129.99

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