The Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

The Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

by Peri Pakroo J.D.

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Your one-stop guide to starting a small business

Want to start a business? Don’t know where to begin? Start here.
The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to set up a small business in your state, quickly and efficiently clearing state and local bureaucratic hurdles along the way.

We’ll show you how to:

  • choose between an LLC and other business structures
  • write an effective business plan
  • pick a winning business name and protect it
  • get the proper licenses and permits
  • price, bid, and bill your projects
  • manage finances and taxes
  • hire and manage staff
  • get your website up and running, and
  • market your business effectively, online and off.

The 10th edition is completely updated, with the latest legal and tax rules affecting small businesses, plus social media and e-commerce trends and platforms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413324747
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 02/28/2018
Edition description: Tenth Edition
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 99,104
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Peri Pakroo ( is a business author and coach, specializing in creative and smart strategies for self-employment and small business. She has started, participated in, and consulted with start-up businesses for more than 20 years. She is the founder, publisher, and editor of Pyragraph (, an online career magazine for artists, musicians, designers, filmmakers, writers, and other creative workers worldwide.
Peri received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. 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,.

Table of Contents

Your Small Business Start-Up Companion
1. Choosing a Legal Structure
2. Picking a Winning Business Name
3. Choosing a Business Location
4. Drafting an Effective Business Plan
5. Pricing, Bidding, and Billing Projects
6. Federal, State, and Local Start-Up Requirements
7. Risk Management
8. Paying Your Taxes
9. Laws, Taxes, and Other Issues for Home Businesses
10. Entering Into Contracts and Agreements
11. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Financial Management
12. Small Business Marketing 101
13. E-Business: Selling and Marketing Online
14. Planning for Changes in Ownership
15. Building Your Business and Hiring Workers
16. Getting Professional Help
A. Small Business Resources and State-by-State
B. How to Use the Interactive Forms on the Nolo Website

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