Million dollar women Raise capital and take your business further, faster

Julia Pimsleur Levine

eAudio - 2015

The essential guide for female entrepreneurs who want to "go big, " which shows you how to turn that creative idea into a million-dollar-plus business. American women are starting businesses at nearly twice the rate that men are, but only three percent of female business owners have revenues of over one million dollars. Most women entrepreneurs are stuck at the "mom and pop" level, just getting by, or in many cases, running out of cash. Julia Pimsleur shares her inspiring sto...ry of building her own company and raising millions in capital in a guide for women like her who have a great idea and need to find the resources to take it into the big leagues. In Million Dollar Women, Pimsleur introduces you to seven women who, instead of "leaning in, " simply left corporate America and "marched in" to the world of entrepreneurship. They have raised capital, developed powerful networks, and generated multimillion-dollar companies from scratch. When Pimsleur herself started Little Pim, a company that produces a program for young children to learn foreign languages, she wanted to create an exceptional experience. But soon she realized that she had to think and behave differently to become the head of a multimillion-dollar company. Eventually she transformed from a creative person with a business idea into a CEO running a business with a creative idea at its center. Million Dollar Women will teach you the concepts, the lexicon, and the steps for taking a business big. It shows you how to network, when to delegate, and when to get extra coaching. Above all, it provides help for overcoming the kind of emotional hurdles you have to jump to join the million dollar-plus business owners-and cheers you on in overcoming every obstacle. With her friendly, pragmatic advice, humor, and an appendix of exercises to take your ideas from theory to practice, Julia Pimsleur's book is an invaluable reference.

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[United States] : Simon & Schuster Audio 2015.
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Unabridged
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English
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1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 43 min.)) : digital
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9781442395862
1442395869
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Review by Booklist Reviews

Pimsleur, CEO of a multimillion-dollar company, shares her inspiring story to help other women reach that goal. The author recounts her own realization that she needed to change her mind-set, get new skills, and raise capital to achieve her success. Capital helped her solve many problems, including hiring more staff, investing in more marketing, and focusing on the profitable parts of her business. The author sets out to provide women entrepreneurs with "the Triple Win": "Money," for the ability to make decisions about where they live, where their kids go to school, and whom they marry (or make their own home); "Meaning," which enables them to solve problems in their own life and to count for something beyond themselves; and "Mobility" ("I cherish having the freedom to work how, when and where I want"). With thought-provoking interviews of women entrepreneurs and other business experts and important exercises at the end, this resourceful book is rich in ideas and valuable insight. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Be your own boss. This sounds tempting to many, but how can you make others see (and fund) your dream? While this new work treads some of the same ground as other books concentrating on successful business women, it is unique in its emphasis on the financing role. Pimsleur, capitalizing on her background in video production as well as her childhood experiences abroad as the daughter of the founder of the Pimsleur Language Programs, developed her personal interest for her son to learn a foreign language into a growing business producing foreign language videos for children. The focus on making pitches, networking, and the ins and outs of attracting investors is both practical and intimate as the author connects it to her own struggles with work/family life balance. Interspersed are sidebars and short cases based on other successful entrepreneurs and at the back is a series of exercises tied to each chapter, along with a brief list of online resources. VERDICT A useful book on angel investing and funding opportunities, primarily aimed at women entrepreneurs. Recommended for public libraries with strong business collections.—Susan Hurst, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH [Page 108]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

"Financial freedom is one of the last front lines of feminism," writes Pimsleur, the CEO and founder of Little Pim, which creates language-learning materials for children. This spirited business guide identifies a relative lack of resources and opportunities available to female business owners. Aimed at women interested in running successful businesses, including CEOs preparing for fundraising drives, solo operators intent on improving their work, and budding entrepreneurs, this book seeks to help readers bridge that gap. There's much to overcome: as Pimsleur relates, only 3% of businesses owned by women ever generate more than $1 million in revenue, 50% of all new businesses fail within the first five years, and, because of the glass-ceiling skew, women tend to have male advisors, coaches, and mentors who don't understand the unique challenges facing women in business. Pimsleur takes on some of the major competency requirements and hurdles women may face, including getting angel or venture funding, nurturing allies, handling foes, assembling the best team, and building networks. Packed with case studies and stories of Pimsleur's own history and rise, this enthusiastic, encouraging guide is a great Business 101 for entrepreneurial women. Zoe Pagnamenta, Zoe Pagnamenta Agency. (Oct.) [Page ]. Copyright 2015 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

The essential guide for female entrepreneurs who want to "go big," which shows you how to turn that creative idea into a million-dollar-plus business.American women are starting businesses at nearly twice the rate that men are, but only three percent of female business owners have revenues of over one million dollars. Most women entrepreneurs are stuck at the "mom and pop" level, just getting by, or in many cases, running out of cash. Julia Pimsleur shares her inspiring story of building her own company and raising millions in capital in a guide for women like her who have a great idea and need to find the resources to take it into the big leagues.In Million Dollar Women, Pimsleur introduces you to seven women who, instead of "leaning in," simply left corporate America and "marched in" to the world of entrepreneurship. They have raised capital, developed powerful networks, and generated multimillion-dollar companies from scratch. When Pimsleur herself started Little Pim, a company that produces a program for young children to learn foreign languages, she wanted to create an exceptional experience. But soon she realized that she had to think and behave differently to become the head of a multimillion-dollar company. Eventually she transformed from a creative person with a business idea into a CEO running a business with a creative idea at its center.Million Dollar Women will teach you the concepts, the lexicon, and the steps for taking a business big. It shows you how to network, when to delegate, and when to get extra coaching. Above all, it provides help for overcoming the kind of emotional hurdles you have to jump to join the million dollar-plus business owners-and cheers you on in overcoming every obstacle. With her friendly, pragmatic advice, humor, and an appendix of exercises to take your ideas from theory to practice, Julia Pimsleur's book is an invaluable reference.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The &;useful and inspiring&; (Diane von Furstenberg) guide for female entrepreneurs who want to take their businesses into the big leagues.&;Do you have an ambitious vision for your business, but aren&;t sure what to do next? Successful entrepreneur Julia Pimsleur provides an invaluable guide for any woman who wants to make a big jump&; (Gretchen Rubin, author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project).Over the past twenty years, women in the US have started nearly twice as many businesses as men, but only three percent of all women business owners ever make revenues of one million dollars or more. Most are stuck running kitchen-table businesses, just getting by, or in many cases, running out of cash. Julia Pimsleur aims to change that with Million Dollar Women, which will show you how to take your business to that million-dollar mark and beyond.Million Dollar Women introduces you to Pimsleur and seven other women who have raised capital, developed powerful networks, and built multimillion-dollar companies from scratch. It teaches you the concepts and the vocabulary you need to secure funding and scale up. It explains how to make the right connections, when to delegate, and when to seek coaching and support. Drawing on her own experience of becoming a CEO, Pimsleur also provides help for overcoming the hurdles you have to clear to leap to that next level. &;With thought-provoking interviews of women entrepreneurs and other business experts and important exercises at the end, this resourceful book is rich in ideas and valuable insight&; (Booklist).