Creating informational resources is my jam.

I write about legal and business processes and systems to help folks understand how to navigate these waters and push forward their entrepreneurial, social or creative ventures.

On this page you’ll find info and purchase links for my hard-copy books, as well as digital downloads such as contract templates and licensing kits.

All digital download purchases come with a discount code for 25% off or more for any of my Premium Coaching Packages!


I have had a long relationship writing and editing books and other content for Nolo, a Berkeley-based publisher of do-it-yourself legal books and software. I’ve published four books with Nolo, all focusing on small business and nonprofit start-up and management. I update each of my books every other year to keep the legal information current, so maintaining my books is a large part of my self-employed life.

I don’t sell my Nolo books directly, but each title at the right has links to purchase at Amazon or through IndieBound, which connects you to your local, independent bookstore.


The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit

Approximately eight million U.S businesses are currently women-owned, and the number is growing at twice the national average for all businesses. As one of the millions of aspiring female small business owners, you know that there are specific issues and questions that need to be addressed when you’re setting up shop. The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit gives you the practical and legal information you need to kickstart a successful enterprise. Read more…

The Small Business Start-Up Kit


The Small Business Start-Up Kit

Many people dream of running a business of their own — but often don’t know how or where to start. Sound familiar? Start your business with confidence using this bestselling step-by-step guide! User-friendly and loaded with tips, The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to launch a business quickly, easily and with confidence. It explains in plain English how to choose the best business structure, write an effective business plan and more. Read more…

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


The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California

A reader-friendly guide to launching your California venture, quickly, legally and successfully!
This book offers all the information from the national edition of The Small Business Start-Up Kit, plus California-specific details to help you get your California venture off to a solid start. Includes details on California regulations and taxes, and state-specific forms. Read more…

Starting and Building a Nonprofit by Peri Pakroo


Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide

Rescue a school library. Preserve an endangered species. Support the arts. Whatever it is you want to do to give back to your community, Starting & Building a Nonprofit provides the kick-start you need. Filled with user-friendly information, practical advice and step-by-step instructions, this book is your guide through the process of getting your nonprofit up and running. Read more…

Templates, Kits & E-Guides

I write e-guides and download kits to help you tackle specific tasks like strategic planning or drafting contracts.

DIY Strategic Plan Kit by Peri Pakroo - Peri Pakroo, Author and Coach

DIY Strategic Plan Kit

This kit offers an easy-to-follow approach to strategic planning that will yield a basic plan that clarifies your mission, specifies your goals and objectives, and outlines your activities, including planned budgets. If you’ve been stuck on how to kick-start your planning process, this is the kit you need! Read more…

Sample Freelance Contracts - Peri Pakroo, Author and Coach

Sample Freelance Contracts

This download includes two (yes two!) sample contracts for independent contractor services. One version is for a flat-rate contact; the other is for a contract in which you (the contractor) will bill hourly (this is sometimes called a “time and materials” contract). Read more…

Music Licensing Agreement - Peri Pakroo, Author and Coach

Music Licensing Agreement for Use in a Film/Video

The info and agreement template in this Template Kit is aimed at helping filmmakers and musicians execute an agreement for a song to be included in a film or video. The agreement template is for a song recording that already exists; if the filmmaker wants to record their own cover, there are additional issues to consider that are discussed below; you may need an additional agreement in this case. Read more…

Online Courses

Looking forward to offering at least a couple online courses in 2019! Stay tuned.

Coming Soon!

Is there a topic you’d like to learn more about through an online course? Please feel free to share your wish list of topics with me via my contact form or my Facebook page. I’m making the transition from teaching in person to teaching online and would love your input!

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