My Books

If you're ready for a user-friendly deep dive into the legal and practical details of starting and running a business or nonprofit, check out my books published by Nolo Press.

I don’t sell my books directly, but each title below has links to purchase at your local, indie bookstore (or, if you prefer, a mega-retailer).


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 and Building a Nonprofit

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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