The Small Business Start-Up Kit

The Small Business Start-Up KitThe Small Business Start-Up Kit, 9th edition (2016)
by Peri Pakroo

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Start your business with confidence using the best step-by-step guide available!

Many people dream of running a business of their own — but often don’t know how or where to start. Sound familiar? This is the book you need.


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
  • file the right forms in the right place
  • price, bid and bill your projects
  • draft and use contracts, online and off
  • manage your finances
  • be prepared for, and file, required taxes, and
  • reach customers online.

This 7th edition of The Small Business Start-Up Kit has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes to the law and includes all the updated forms, business planning spreadsheets, and the instructions you need to fill them out. Plus, read expanded discussions on using technology to manage bookkeeping, how social media can be used to promote your business, and employing the latest techniques in search engine optimization to drive traffic to your website.

Are you a California resident? Check out The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California.


Editorial Reviews

“Covers a wide range of topics, from selecting a marketable name to small business laws, taxes and contracts.” —Miami Herald

“Step-by-step legal guide that covers a wide range of topics.” —Kansas City Star

“Very strongly recommended…simply outstanding business instructional guide.” —The Bookwatch

“Answers important questions, including whether to incorporate and how to price merchandise.” —Real Simple magazine