The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-By-Step Legal Guide


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About the Author

Peri Pakroo is a business consultant and coach specializing in strategies for small ventures and solopreneurs. She is an active advocate for sustainable economic development and is the founder of Pyragraph, an online resource for career-focused creatives. For more than 20 years Peri has helped small operations develop websites and digital media products through her company P-Brain Media. She produces the Self-Employed Happy Hour podcast as well as other streaming media aimed at entrepreneurial indies. She and her family live in New Mexico where she plays in a number of bands, including her own project, Peri & the FAQs.

Peri received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She is the author of The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit, The Small Business Start-Up Kit (national and California editions) and Starting & Building a Nonprofit (all from Nolo) and has been featured in numerous national publications including Entrepreneur, Real Simple, Investors Business Daily, and BusinessWeek.


"GOLD Winner of the 27th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award in the Business & Career category". IBPA

"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