Book Review | The Sassy Ladies Toolkit for Start-up Businesses
Authors: Michelle Girasole, Wendy Hanson, Miriam Perry
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
It goes without saying that it’s a tough time in the job market and for those who have opted to break free from the daily grind of working for someone else, it’s an even scarier time to be launching a new project all on your own. You have an idea and you have set aside the time, but where to begin? It’s an overwhelming process, but all you need is a little hand-holding and some proven methods that will ensure success for your business. Enter The Sassy Ladies’ Toolkit for Start-Up Businesses.
The Sassy Ladies’ Toolkit for Start-Up Businesses is also a great resource for women who already own a small business and just need to get back to the basics for their new or growing business. In each chapter, The Sassy Ladies give you stories from successful solopreneurs, advice from the mouths of The Sassy Ladies themselves, quick and helpful exercises that will help get you up and running and bright ideas to keep you motivated and creative.
This is a book for every woman who has dreamed of being her own boss, because when you want a job done right, you gotta do it yourself.
I enjoyed reading this book and devoured it in a matter of two evenings. It’s an easy read written in plain English so the information provided is easily understood. It’s also quite funny and the authors wit and humour comes through in the book making it very enjoyable to read.
I am a business major and thought all the information was very relevant to women who are starting a business or already in business. This book is a well worth picking up if you are thinking about beginning your own business as it will explain how to effectively market your business and give you the tools to make it a success. I liked that the Sassy Ladies are all in business for themselves so it’s a “been there, done that” type of account and can take advantage of their wealth of knowledge and experience.
Some of the topics covered in the book are Marketing, Networking, Home Office and How to Sell Yourself and Your Business. At the end of each chapter, The Sassy Ladies provide a Toolkit listing books, articles and websites relevant to the topic discussed so you can read up on it further. They also have exercises you can do with each chapter to further hone your business ideas.
If you are in business for yourself or considering starting up a new venture, then this is the book for you. Highly recommended!
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.*