Women Business Leaders’ Reviews
“Don’t even think about starting a business without reading this book. Approachable, easy to understand and totally straightforward, Peri has done a service to all future entrepreneurs by giving solid advice to set you up for sustainable success.”
—Amy Swift Crosby, Founder, SMARTY, A Resource for Entrepreneurial Women
“The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit is a must-read for any woman thinking about starting a business. As a Director of a Women’s Business Center for nearly 20 years, this is the first book I’ve read which provides a realistic road-map on how to make it happen. In spite of the remarkable accomplishments that self-employed women have made, let’s face it, women continue to be the primary nurturers who hold American families together, a fact which makes starting and growing a successful woman-owned business fraught with challenges and sweet with its rewards.”
—Agnes Noonan, Executive Director, Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Team (WESST)
“This no-nonsense guide is an essential roadmap for any woman considering entrepreneurship. It’s packed with how-to information and real-life examples that will help save significant time and money in getting a venture started. Highly recommended.”
—Sara Gould, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation
“More and more women are making business ownership their career choice. Peri Pakroo has created a superb resource for any women entrepreneur to get her business off the ground successfully.”
—Connie Evans, CEO of the Association of Enterprise Opportunity, Public Member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
“It takes a brave woman to start, build, and run a business. For all those women out there who keep saying to themselves, “I think I can, I think I can!” with this excellent book, now they can!”
—Nell Merlino, Founder and CEO, Count Me in for Women’s Economic Independence, and Author, Stepping Out of Line: for Women Who Want It their Way in Life, in Love, and at Work
“A good read all around, Peri provides a practical guide that is useful and helpful for women starting and growing their businesses — love the real-life examples, too! This is a great book!”
—Wendy, K. Baumann, President/CVO, The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
“This book on small business start-ups is certainly a valuable tool that will assist women in making sound and sustainable decisions when beginning a new business venture. Peri’s many years in the business consulting and training trenches give her advice and information a high value of credibility. She has enormous experience and insight to share, and this book and kit is a must-read for the aspiring entrepreneur.”
—Patricia Harris, Executive Director & CEO, The Edge Connection, a Women’s Business Center at Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business
The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit
Gold Award Winner—Benjamin Franklin Awards, Independent Book Publishers Association!
Find out how to start and run a successful business, with specific emphasis on your concerns as a woman entrepreneur.
Buy The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit from Bookshop or Amazon!
Have an idea or skill that you’re ready to turn into a business? Want to expand or improve your current business operations? This book is for you! Learn how to:
- draft a solid business plan
- raise start-up money, including through crowdfunding
- choose a legal structure and hire employees
- manage finances and taxes
- qualify for special certification programs and contact for women-owned businesses, and
- efficiently market and brand your business online and off.
You’ll also hear from successful women business owners whose insights will inform and inspire you, and learn valuable tips for maintaining work-life balance.
The sixth edition is completely updated to cover the latest IRS rules, changes to the Affordable Care Act, and legal developments on classifying workers and online sales tax.
2015 Gold Award Winner by the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Business & Career Category
“What a great, practical and readable resource! This is not your typical ‘motivational’ business start-up book, but a detailed guide to all the steps of actually getting started, including specific tips and resources for women entrepreneurs. Peri’s book clearly details all the nuts and bolts of starting a business so often lacking in how-to books. A must-read before you launch.”