The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California by Peri Pakroo
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.
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.
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