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Birthing the Elephant: A Woman's Go-for-it!…

Birthing the Elephant: A Woman's Go-for-it! Guide to Overcoming the Big…

by Karin Abarbanel

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I have started two small businesses in the past. The first was a tutoring company that serviced only No Child Left Behind students and the other was a cosmetics retailer. I loved each company for different reasons and while they did NOT fail, and are actually both going strong this book would have said me a lot of heartache and tears. Aberbanel and Freeman have taken a lot of what goes wrong with opening a small business and made these problems easier to navigate and resolve without losing your business and all your money.

This book is written for women entrepreneurs who have an idea but no idea what to do with that idea. Each stage of business development is patiently and thoroughly covered, which in such a small book (only 200 pages long) is amazing. The two best features are the resources at the end of the book and quick tips. The quick tips serve as a gentle reminder of points in the chapter that are important to remember. The resources are invaluable. While only a few pages there are quite a number of resources that I wish I had known about when I started thinking about my first business.

Women considering opening a franchise business would find a lot of helpful information at http://www.bizymoms.com/com, for example.

I LOVE this book! I got a free copy that I had to return (didn't really want to do that!) but immediately went out and bought a copy of my own. Even if you aren't opening a business this book would be a great and useful addition to any library.

If you have read this book or have started a small business send me an email and tell me about your experience. ( )
  scarlettbrooke | Dec 8, 2008 |
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