Author, entrepreneur, and USA Today columnist, Rhonda Abrams is widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost experts on small business, entrepreneurship, and business planning. Through her books, writing, and speaking, Rhonda has helped millions of entrepreneurs launch and grow their own businesses. Rhonda writes the weekly small business and entrepreneurship column in USA Today. Her book, Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies is America’s bestselling business plan guide and has sold more than a million copies.
Rhonda’s 19 books on business planning and entrepreneurship have been translated in over 30 languages, adopted by more than 1000 business schools, including 22 of the top 25 Entrepreneurship programs in the US. Among her bestselling books are Six-Week Start-Up, Business Plan in a Day, and Entrepreneurship: A Real-World Approach.
Rhonda not only writes about entrepreneurship; she lives it. She has started four successful companies. Currently, she’s President and Chief Entrepreneur of PlanningShop, a publishing company creating content for small businesses.
Rhonda has been named one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers every year and was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley. She was educated at UCLA and Harvard University. She lives in Palo Alto, California, and her dog, ZuZu, comes to work with her every day.
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By Rhonda Abrams on April 19, 2017
“You’ve completely lost it now,” was the reaction of Beth Stavola’s husband when she decided to get into the medical marijuana business. But this dynamic business woman illustrates the opportunities and challenges small business owners face when getting into the booming business of marijuana and cannabis-related products. Stavola is about as unlikely a pot entrepreneur … Read more »
By Rhonda Abrams on April 12, 2017
Love your sister and want to start a business with her? Or have your adult kids enter your small business? How about asking your parents to help with your startup? Running a business with family members can be great – or not. It can present some sticky situations – just ask the Trumps. Before you … Read more »
By Rhonda Abrams on April 5, 2017
The good news: your small business made money in 2016. The bad news: you’ve got to file and pay income taxes. For those of us who run small businesses or are self-employed, this can be a much more daunting task than for those who simply get a W2. You want to take every deduction you … Read more »