The girls' guide to building a million-dollar business

Susan Wilson Solovic

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Published
New York : AMACOM Books c2008.
Language
English
Physical Description
xxviii, 210 p. ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780814474198
0814474195
Main Author
Susan Wilson Solovic (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Only 3% of women-owned businesses in the U.S. gross a million dollars or more in revenue. It doesn't have to be that way, according to Solovic (The Girls' Guide to Power and Success ), CEO of SBTV.com. Women face deeply ingrained challenges on their way to wealth, from a discomfort with talking about money to a fear of success, but are also more inclined to create flexible working environments that cater to the needs of their employees as well as to the bottom line. Solovic lays out the steps to success: chutzpah, determination, managing changing relationships, keeping employees and customers happy, getting and maintaining credit, overcoming gender bias and creating a successful business plan and a solid brand. Though her cheery, can-do outlook is infectious, the lessons bog down in a plethora of quotes and personal stories from women (and a surprising number of men) who have made their financial mark. Nonetheless, this is a useful and encouraging guide, providing solid advice and resources to help women achieve and sustain entrepreneurial success. (Nov.) [Page 61]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

We’ve all been told that nice girls don’t get the corner office. And they certainly don’t strike out on their own to start a million-dollar company. . . Fortunately, we all know better. As the head of the highly successful SBTV.com (Small Business Television), author Susan Solovic is an authority on making money and building a thriving business. Now inThe Girls’ Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business, she shows women how to gain the confidence and knowledge they need to become successful entrepreneurs. Featuring interviews with daring, powerhouse women like Gayle Martz, President & CEO, Sherpa’s Pet Training Company, and Taryn Rose of Taryn Rose International, Solovic offers frank advice and hard-won lessons including:• Taking emotions out of the workplace. Make business decisions based on what is best for the company, not on your personal feelings.• Thinking big and bold. Believe that you can be successful and be willing to announce your intentions to the world.• Managing for growth. Hire the right people and discover the best ways to keep them.• Never being afraid to take a chance. Boost profits by taking financial risks.Inspiring and and unflinching, The Girls’ Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Businessshows women that not only do they have the power to earn more money and control their financial destinies—they deserve to.