Ann M. Holmes' book is exactly what it purports to be, a crash course on starting your own business.
But it's her perspective that makes the book sing.
Ms. Holmes tells stories, including her own, which suggest that for many women becoming an entrepreneur is something that sort of, well, just happens.
Possibly even for you — and for me.
Whether or not you know it, she writes, you have a business in you– if any of the following sentiments sound familiar to you:
- I don't see what I need on the market, so I'll create it
- I know how to save my husband's company (Had never occurred to me; interesting!)
- The family firm needs my help (Again, interesting! Think Katharine Graham!)
- Forget corporate life. I want a day job I love!
- My clients are encouraging me to go out on my own (Margaret Thatcher's words come to mind)
- I need more flexibility in my schedule and a solid income (Happens all the time; just make sure you don't sell yourself short)
*To support my family, I have to make more money
*I need something to do to keep boredom away (We may be busy, but are we pursuing a dream?)
Will you quickly scan her list of questions?
What pops into your mind?
Write it down.
And then let the idea percolate….