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Starting a business is hard. Starting a profitable business that doesn’t overwhelm you is harder. So hard that is sometimes feel impossible and all I want to do it move to the beach, open a smoothie stand, and live in a house with chill surfer dudes and dudettes, catching waves and getting a tan. Alas, I like having money to order dinner delivery more often than I’d like to admit and to do work that is fulfilling and has a greater purpose. I learned how to be profitable and to not be overwhelmed through trial and error. By sending emails to people I looked up to and asked to buy them a coffee even though the majority never wrote back. By spending hours watching small business advice videos online. By building a tribe of other small business owners here in NYC and beyond that are my friends and we can ask business questions of each other. This took years of mistakes and time and guts.
Luckily for you, my friend Hilary wrote a book that will help you become profitable, say no to being overwhelmed, figure out what motivates you, and comes with a built in group of people to chat with. It’s everything I craved two years ago.
In her own words, this is who this book is for:
“The entrepreneur or blogger who sometimes feels lost, in over their head, unsure where to start or what to do next, like they should be further ahead by now — will finish the experience with the tools to make wiser choices, for simpler days, happier seasons and a more profitable business. This applies to readers who haven’t yet decided whether to start a business, those a few years in but yet to really succeed they way they’d hoped, or those starting a second business, branch or season who are experienced yet find themselves back at the beginning. It’s for anyone who secretly feels there should be a better, easier, less overwhelming way to do this.”
Tools for simpler days and a more profitable business? YES PLEASE.
Pre-orders have started now. How about send this link over to your mom or your boyfriend or your girlfriend or your spouse for a great Christmas gift idea?
This isn’t ONLY a book. My favorite, and what I think are the most beneficial, are video interviews of twelve other entrepreneurs (I’m one of them!) spilling their secrets of how they grew their businesses and a forum with everyone else starting out. It’s like twelve people you admire said a big, sloppy YES to your email to take them to coffee and hundreds of other people who are in your exact shoes to bounce ideas off. Grab yours by December 17th for a few special early bird bonuses.
When you get my video in the book, please take a moment and enjoy my sweet dance moves and lip syncing. Two very important skills for any entrepreneur.
Images borrowed from Dean Street Society