The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit (Paperback)

A Step-By-Step Legal Guide

By Peri Pakroo

NOLO, 9781413320329, 528pp.

Publication Date: May 20, 2014

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GOLD winner of the IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award - Business & Career

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--whether you're an arty creative type, an independent consultant or a Fortune 500-seeker. In addition to a breakdown of the common issues and concerns facing women entrepreneurs of every strip, 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, children, 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. This book has downloadable interactive forms.

About the Author

Peri Pakroo is a business and communications consultant, specializing in legal and start-up issues for businesses and nonprofits. She has started, participated in, and consulted with start-up businesses for 20 years. She owns and runs P-Brain media (, a strategic consulting and communications firm that develops information-rich media for web, print, video and other formats. Peri received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1995. 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. Peri teaches adult education courses at WESST ( in Albuquerque, a nonprofit whose mission is to facilitate entrepreneurship among women and minorities in the state of New Mexico. She is active in supporting local, independent businesses and is co-founder of the Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance. Visit Peri's blog at