The Women's Small Business Start-up Kit

The Women's Small Business Start-up Kit

A Step-by-step Legal Guide

Book - 2016 | Fourth edition
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Provides detailed information related to business start-up and management, while giving attention to the concerns commonly reported by women entrepreneurs.

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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. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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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 stripe, 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
  • 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. All forms are available through a special link on

GOLD winner, IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award, Business & Career category.
Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit is a women’s business book of substance, not gender-pandering fluff. It concretely explains legal and bureaucratic rules--from drafting a business plan and raising start-up money to online marketing--and addresses women’s concerns without stereotyping them.

Publisher: [Berkeley, California] : Nolo, 2016
Edition: Fourth edition
ISBN: 9781413322750
Branch Call Number: 658.1108 PAKROO 2016
Characteristics: 527 pages ; 23 cm


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