The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-By-Step Legal Guide
DescriptionThe award-winning guide for any woman starting or running a business
Have an idea or skill that you're ready to turn into a business? Want to expand or improve your current business operations? This book is for you! Learn how to:
- draft a solid business plan
- raise start-up money
- choose a legal structure and hire employees
- manage finances and taxes
- qualify for special certification programs and contracts for women-owned businesses, and
- efficiently market and brand your business online and off.
You'll also hear from successful women business owners whose insights will inform and inspire you. And you will learn valuable tips for maintaining work-life balance.
The 6th edition is completely updated to cover the latest IRS rules, changes to the Affordable Care Act, and legal developments on classifying workers and online sales tax.
With Downloadable Forms: includes access to a cash flow projection worksheet, partnership agreement, profit/loss forecast worksheet, and more (details inside).
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"This no-nonsense guide is an essential road map for any woman considering entrepreneurship. It's packed with how-to information and real-life examples that will help save significant time and money in getting a venture started. Highly recommended." Sara Gould, Former President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women
"What a great, practical and readable resource! This is not your typical 'motivational' business start-up book, but a detailed guide to all the steps of actually getting started, including specific tips and resources for women entrepreneurs. Peri's book clearly details all the nuts and bolts of starting a business so often lacking in how-to books. A must-read before you launch." Lindsey Johnson, Former National Director, SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership
"Pakroo, a business author and coach who specializes in strategies for self-employment and small business, offers a legal resource for women wanting to start a small business. She explains how to choose a business, target a profitable market with the right business idea, make the financial transition to self-employment, draft a business plan, understand and choose a legal structure, choose a business location, deal with start-up requirements and hurdles, create marketing, conduct and market the business online, keep books and manage finances, understand taxes, build a business and hire employees and other workers, and work with lawyers and accountants. Forms, worksheets, and calculators are provided, as are quotes from women entrepreneurs sharing their advice. This edition has been updated with new legal and tax rules and strategies for using social media to promote a brand and drive website traffic." Eithne O'Leyne, Editor, ProtoView
"Don't even think about starting a business without reading this book. Approachable, easy to understand and totally straightforward, Peri has done a service to all future entrepreneurs by giving solid advice to set you up for sustainable success." Amy Swift Crosby, Founder, Smarty, A Resource for Entrepreneurial Women
"This is a detailed resource for business. Instead of reading it like a regular book, go through the table of contents and find the areas where you need the most help. Read through and then take notes of what you remembered in that chapter. You'll be feeling well-versed and confident in business in no time!" Lisa Fetterman, Co-Founder of Nomiku, Kickstarter-funded cookware company
"Today more and more women are become entrepreneurs and founding their own businesses. "The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide" by Peri Pakroo (who is a business author and coach specializing in creative and smart strategies for self-employment and small business) is specifically written for women who have an idea or skill that they are ready to turn into a profitable business, or who want to expand or improve their current business operations. The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit" also features contributions from successful women business owners whose insights will inform and inspire women seeking to start their own business, including valuable tips for maintaining a sound work-life balance.Reliably informative, impressively comprehensive, exceptionally well written, thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide" is an extraordinary, 'real world' practical, and very highly recommended addition for personal, professional, community, and academic library Business Management instructional reference collections. " Mary Cowper, The Midwest Book Review