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The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit

A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

Peri Pakroo, J.D.

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With more than 10 million women-owned businesses in theUnited States, and more than 400 new businesses launched by women each day, itis no secret that women-owned businesses are a major contributor to theeconomy. THE WOMEN'S SMALL BUSINESSSTART-UP KIT: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide, by business consultant and author Peri Pakroo, is a guidefor those businesswomen.

Why a guide for women? From her 20 years of experience starting,running, and consulting with start-up businesses, Peri Pakroo knows that womenentrepreneurs have special concerns. They want to know about balancing worklife with family life, how to become certified as a woman-owned business, andthe resources available for women entrepreneurs through Women's Business Centersand microlenders.

But Pakroo, author of thebestselling The Small Business Start-Up Kit, steers clear of theinspirational pep-talk that dominates so many women's business books. Instead,she offers a nuts-and-bolts guide to business. She covers drafting a businessplan; choosing a legal structure; borrowing money and managing finances;marketing; launching a website; hiring employees, andmuch more.

Written in plain English even whenit delves into complicated legal and financial details, this guide isinvaluable to women entrepreneurs of every stripe-from those who want moreflexibility in their work life, to those who want the power and independence toimplement their own ideas, to those looking for a new career or change afterage 50, to those for whom self-employment is a survival strategy between jobsor during personal upheavals like divorce. Pakroo peppers The Women's SmallBusiness Start-Up Kit with perspectives from successful women who havestarted businesses (everything from consulting practices and technology firmsto day spas and online stores), making for fascinating reading.

The book includes a CD with usefullegal forms , such as a partnership agreement, and spreadsheets, such as a cashflow projection.