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Book details
  • Genre:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SubGenre:Small Business
  • Language:English
  • Pages:61
  • eBook ISBN:9781623097677

Ask the Mompreneur

Small Business Advice on Starting and Growing Your Own Company

by Jennie Wong PhD

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Overview
This incredibly practical book collects the best small business tips and tricks from syndicated writer and executive coach Jennie Wong, Ph.D. “Ask the Mompreneur” features clear, concise answers on testing your business idea, setting strategies, marketing on a shoestring, making the most of social media, managing daily operations, and much more. The best part is you can use the advice from Dr. Jennie and her guest experts right away! • Introduction: What the Heck is a Mompreneur Anyway? • Chapter One: Getting Started • Chapter Two: Strategy for Small Business • Chapter Three: Sales and Marketing • Chapter Four: Operations and Financials • Chapter Five: Time Management • Chapter Six: Self-Care • Conclusion: The Five Qualities of a Successful Mompreneur • Bonus Chapter: Parenting Tips for Entrepreneurs • Acknowledgements • About the Author
Description
This incredibly practical book collects the best small business tips and tricks from syndicated writer and executive coach Jennie Wong, Ph.D. “Ask the Mompreneur” features clear, concise answers on testing your business idea, setting strategies, marketing on a shoestring, making the most of social media, managing daily operations, and much more. The best part is you can use the advice from Dr. Jennie and her guest experts right away! Introduction: What the heck is a Mompreneur anyway? Chapter One: Getting started • How to test my business idea to see if it’s viable? • How to launch a new business with a new baby? • How to prepare for maternity leave as a business owner? • How to fund my original product idea? • How to use the “key person discount” when buying a small business? Chapter Two: Strategy for small business • How to work ON my business, not just IN it? • How to achieve my New Year’s resolutions? • How to set smarter goals? • How to become more innovative? • How to keep learning and growing? Chapter Three: Sales and marketing • How to avoid the top 5 marketing mistakes? • How to track your marketing results? • How to get started with social media? • How to take your Facebook fans to the next level? • How do I make my business website work harder? • How to start networking? • How to use referral relationships to build my business? • How to boost sales using face time? • How to tell if free samples are cost effective? • How to promote your business during the holidays? • How to build brand awareness for direct selling? Chapter Four: Operations and financials • How to organize my home office? • How to manage “feast or famine” small business cycles? • How to ensure delivery of email campaigns? • How to determine if I can afford help around the house? • How to hire my first business employee? • How to manage contract labor? • How to calculate the tax advantages of owning your own business? • How to calculate small business profits? Chapter Five: Time management • How to communicate my business hours? • How to get friends and family to respect my working time? • How to maintain a disciplined work schedule? • How to maintain balance while working from home? • How to “reschedule” a 5-year-old? Chapter Six: Self-care • How can I maintain my energy for business after having kids? • How can I make time for exercise? • How can I get dinner on the table as fast as possible? • How can I spice up our family dinners? • How can I dress for both clients and childcare? • How to connect with other small business owners? Conclusion: 5 qualities of a successful mompreneur Bonus Chapter: Parenting tips for entrepreneurs • How to entertain your kid at the office? • How to bond with a second pregnancy? • How to breastfeed at work? • How to stay productive during summer vacation? Acknowledgements About the Author
About the author
Jennie Wong, Ph.D. is a syndicated business writer for McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. Her weekly blog "Ask the Mompreneur" and monthly print column “Building Your Business” are featured by The Charlotte Observer, the largest daily publication of the Carolinas. Jennie began her career in academia, earning a doctorate in organizational communication from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and lecturing at the Marshall School of Business. She holds the record as the youngest recipient of the Society for Human Resources Management's Harvey Wilson Dissertation Grant for her research on organizational commitment. Her subsequent corporate experience has spanned consulting roles at Mercer HR and PricewaterhouseCoopers and implementing high performance coaching for a Fortune 10 company. She is currently sought after as a brain based coach, and specializes in working with business owners, senior executives, and high potential employees to achieve their professional goals and personal dreams. She is the founder of Limelight Executive Coaching, a national phone-based coaching practice. Jennie is also the creator of CartCentric, a social media website devoted to sharing your online and offline purchases with your friends. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children.
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