Creating informational resources is my jam.

Looking to navigate legal processes and business systems? Push forward with your entrepreneurial, social or creative ventures with my business books published by Nolo Press.


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…

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