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The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California

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About the Author:

Peri Pakroo is a media developer and consultant, specializing in legal and start-up issues for businesses and nonprofits. She owns and runs p-brain media (www.pbrainmedia.com), a media and communications firm that develops informational content for print, Web, video and other media. She received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1995, and a year later began editing and writing for Nolo, focusing on small business and intellectual property issues. She has edited such titles as Nolo's Starting & Running a Successful Newsletter or Magazine; Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off; Music Law; and How to Write a Business Plan. Besides working with legal and business issues, Peri has also headed the editorial departments of two arts and entertainment weeklies and a monthly food and lifestyle magazine. She lives with Juno, Kitty B and Turtle in New Mexico.
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Editorial Reviews

StartupJournal.com
An excellent resource for beginners... written specifically for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business in California.
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
The perfect one-stop publication for any group or individual that wants to start a business.
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
"The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California puts all the California-specific information you need to begin your business -- right at you fingertips."
Reference & Research Book News
"Provides step-by-step instructions for setting up a small business in California and guiding it safely through its first year and beyond."
StartupJournal.com
An excellent resource for beginners... written specifically for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business in California."
San Francisco Examiner
A good-to-have, step-by-step guide to starting a business in California: Forms, licenses, business plan, taxes and more.
Los Angeles Times
Excellent advice... for would-be small-business owners, and heeding it can help you avoid many early mistakes."
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
The perfect one-stop publication for any group or individual that wants to start a business.
From the Publisher

Excellent advice... for would-be small-business owners, and heeding it can help you avoid many early mistakes."  Los Angeles Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873377874
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: 3RD BK&CDR
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet 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 (www.pbrainmedia.com), 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 and 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 (www.wesst.org) 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 a co-founder of the Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance. Visit Peri's blog at www.peripakroo.com.

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Table of Contents

1. Working for Yourself Is Easier Than You Think
2. Choosing a Legal Structure
3. Picking Winning Business Names That Won't Land You in Court
4. Choosing a Legal and Lucrative Business Location
5. Drafting an Effective Business Plan
6. Federal, State and Local Start-Up Requirements
7. Insuring Your Business
8. Getting to Know Your Taxes
9. Entering Into Contracts and Agreements
10. Bookkeeping, Accounting and Financial Management
11. Growing Your Business and Hiring Workers
12. Getting Professional Help
Appendixes
A Resources and Contact Information
B How to Use the Forms CD-ROM
C Tear-Out Forms
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