I love to read about women in business-imagine that-so this past week I picked up a book called, How to Run Your Business Like a Girl: Successful Strategies from Entrepreneurial Women Who Made it Happen. The author, Elizabeth Baskin, not only talks about the ways in which men and women differ when it comes to running a business, but she interviews a variety of BusinessMoms in the process. The result is a great combination of tips from working mothers, strategies they´ve used in the business world, and personal experiences that will help any mother interested in starting a business.
If you are considering opening a business or if you have just started doing so, I suggest picking up a copy at the bookstore or checking one out from the local library and taking a read through. I always find the advice from mothers who have already started their own business to be a diamond in the business start up rough. So much time and sweat goes into starting a company, and any information you can gather to make the process easier is beneficial.
In the book Ms. Baskin asks questions such as did you have a formal business plan, how much capital did it take to start up, how long was it before you were able to pay yourself, and did the business affect your marriage. The business owners answer the questions, and then Ms. Baskin goes on to discuss some of these concepts in depth.
A great, easy read if you are starting a business!