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 September 20, 2017
Donald Trump says he wants to lower your business taxes, but if you own a small business, is he likely to keep that promise? Trump and the Republican leadership are expected to propose new tax plans soon, hoping to lower a bunch of taxes: corporate, personal, and capital gains taxes. Trump repeatedly pledged to lower … Read more »
By Rhonda Abrams on September 13, 2017
In the aftermath of two huge hurricanes and over 100 immense wildfires in the Western US, as a small business advocate, I can no longer be silent on an issue threatening small business owners—climate change. Climate change is real. It’s disastrous. It’s getting worse. And it’s a danger to small businesses, including yours. Although I was … Read more »
By Rhonda Abrams on September 6, 2017
It’s not surprising one of the many heroes emerging from the rescue efforts of Hurricane Harvey, Jim McIngvale of Houston’s Gallery Furniture, is a small business owner. After all, small businesses are the backbones of their communities, whether supporting local emergency relief, Little League, or the United Way. But where can small businesses hit by Hurricane … Read more »