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MOM, Incorporated: A Guide to Business + Baby Paperback – September 16, 2011
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About the Author
Danielle Smith: Danielle Smith is a former award-winning television news anchor and reporter turned blogger, vlogger, video correspondent and public speaker. She is the founder and primary author of ExtraordinaryMommy.com and DanielleSmithMedia.com, as well as the host and producer of Bliss TV. Danielle has emceed events that included guests appearances by the First Lady, Michelle Obama and Martha Stewart. She worked as a correspondent at the 2011 ProBowl in Hawaii and 2010 Winter Olympic Games on behalf of P&G and has championed the fight against Child Hunger, working directly with the Con Agra Foods Foundation. She has been featured on the CBS Early Show, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, in USA Today, as well as on a variety of Web sites. Danielle has continued to follow her on-camera passion working the Red Carpet and hosting live-streaming events on behalf of the 140 Character Conferences: Exploring the State of Now. She is thrilled to be the mom of seven-year-old daughter Delaney and five-year-old son Cooper.
Top Customer Reviews
Also, just because the title of the book makes it sound like it is only for moms with babies or very young children, don't think this book can't help you if you don't have kids or have older kids or teenagers. There are some helpful tips for juggling the needs and demands of young children along with your business, but even as the mom of an adult child and an older teenager, I found this book to be filled with advice and information that is relevant to me and to almost anyone starting a business online. It was well worth the money and the time spent reading it and I will be using it as a reference guide for a long time to come.
Job well done, Danielle and Aliza!
Even as a seasoned entrepreneur, I got some fabulous ideas. This is a Must-Have for mom entrepreneurs (and mom entrepreneurs-to-be).
Don't wait any longer. Get your business going now!
Mom Incorporated is a must-read for moms seeking balance in their lives and wondering whether working from home is a viable option. I especially love the downloadable worksheets that help you take a good hard look at your business plan, they are at [...]
There is very little about being a mom that is easy. However, Mom, Incorporated makes it easy to understand the steps to getting started in your own business. The actual work may or may not be easy, but having the roadmap all laid out for you is wonderful.
These gals don't skip the obvious, as so many other business books do. They start with a plea to find your passion because you'll be energized if you work from that space. But then they discuss the necessary, like the building your business team (p74) and how to calculate revenue potential (p94) for your business.
Forms. Gotta love them. When someone creates a form that saves you time, it's worth the price paid for the book. The one form I wish I had included in my book, The Pregnant Entrepreneur is on pages 22-25 of Mom, Incorporated. The Weekly Calendar Template is a really useful grid, and Danielle's schedule shows the crazy type of schedule many of us moms carry, toggling between home and work lives. If you are trying to get your business off the ground, my advice is to take the time to write in the book, and get some of the nuts and bolts of your business figured out before you have to learn about it the hard way.
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Everything from the amount of work a busy mom can feasibly take on, to the hours she might work, to how to fund the business, the team to assemble (lawyer, bookeeper for example) and more. Yet they write it in a very unassuming way which puts even the most inexperienced at ease.
That said, experienced business women will benefit from this exercise as a refresher. It can help you look at your current business model differently, and especially your work-life balance to see where there is room for improvement.
While it is possible to go into business for yourself, it might not be as simple as you think - especially if you try to go the road alone.
That's why I love the honest, practical candor of Danielle & Aliza in this book. Take it from two women who have found success and are happy to share what it takes: the good, the bad and the nitty gritty.
These ladies are fun AND savvy - and that all comes through in this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was very generic. The examples lacked depth and offered minimal insight. The authors plugged their website constantly and I found their website to be lacking.Published on April 12, 2013 by In Christina Stevenson
This book is a fabulous resource for any woman wanting to start a career of her own. Aliza and Danielle pull from their vast experience creating successful personal brands in the... Read morePublished on May 21, 2012 by J. Shane
This book contains very practical advice for juggling a job at home and motherhood. There are business ideas and helpful tips for getting started -- ideas and advice you can... Read morePublished on April 17, 2012 by sldmorgan
I haven't made it all the way through this book yet, but I'll finish it soon - it's entertaining enough that it becomes a quick read. Read morePublished on December 24, 2011 by Meagan Paullin
Sherman and Smith deliver a great guide for all women wanting to work from home while raising their kids. It is easy to read, well organized and fun to read. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by Sheena Edwards
I enjoyed this book for several reasons. First, the book is well written with many great examples. Second, I enjoyed having two different perspectives. Read morePublished on October 26, 2011 by Sommer