My latest read is Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, Revised and Expanded by Melinda Emerson. Emerson created an organized, detailed, and realistic handbook to help new small business owners plan for success. Emerson asks the readers realistic questions to consider before venturing off in their business endeavours. Fellow bloggers, there’s detailed information on starting a website, hosting, monetization, social media presence, and more! Whether you’re new or experienced, these chapters are incredibly helpful and could teach you something you didn’t know before.
Emerson touched on a point that a lot of small business owners can relate to, and that is it can be lonely at times. She provided tips on changing work environments, finding a community, and most importantly, sticking to a schedule. I found this part especially helpful because I find myself checking e-mails first thing in the morning and feeling as though I need to get started right away. Emerson states that if you don’t stick to a schedule, you’re basically working on someone else’s time. One of the reasons so many embark on starting their own business is to work on their own time and on their own terms. Creating business hours and sticking to them can be hard but it’s crucial.
If you’re thinking about starting your own business, I highly recommend this book. It may seem like a lot of information and may be overwhelming, but it’s a realistic guide that dives deep into the world of business and entrepreneurship. Emerson does a great job walking the reader through each step. Each chapter is filled with information, but it gets right to the point. Even if you’re someone who is somewhat experienced in the field, I can guarantee that you will learn something new from this book. Thank you to NetGalley and Adams Media for this advanced reading copy (eARC) in exchange for my honest review. This book is expected to be released in September 2021 and is available for pre-order through Amazon.
Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, Revised and Expanded by Melinda Emerson
Genre: Self-Help, Business