The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit
A Step-By-Step Legal Guide
By Peri H. Pakroo
(NOLO, Paperback, 9781413317220, 536pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
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Approximately eight million U.S businesses are currently women-owned, and the number is growing at twice the national average for all businesses. As one of the millions of aspiring female small business owners, you know that there are specific issues and questions that need to be addressed when you’re setting up shop. The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit, written by the author of the bestselling The Small Business Start-Up Kit, gives you the practical and legal information you need to kickstart a successful enterprise. In addition to a breakdown of the common issues and concerns facing women entrepreneurs of every stripe -- from independent consultants to Fortune 500-seekers -- you’ll find information and guidance on: . choosing and developing the right business to live the life you want
. drafting an effective business plan
. programs that give government contracting preferences to women-owned businesses
. understanding and choosing a legal structure
. clearing the bureaucratic start-up hurdles
. taking your business online and developing an eBusiness
. financial management and tax basics for small businesses
. balancing work and family relationships
. hiring and managing employees The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit retains its focus on women’s business-related issues without devolving into stereotypes and never loses sight of the legal rules and fundamentals of starting and running your business. Plus, you’ll find a partnership agreement, an application for your employer identification number, a cash flow projection worksheet, a billable rate calculator, and more.
"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