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I wish I’d had this book before starting my business, but I still got so much out of it. It is the best resource I have ever read about starting a small business—and as one who has taken entrepreneurship courses through the SBA, LDS Employment Services, and BYU’s business school and did paranoia-level research before she started her business, that’s saying something. I’m 100% positive that this book has more value than most online “solopreneur” coaching has, combined. Christy’s way of explaining the ins and outs of starting and running a business is clear, concise, and straightforward. She gives you everything you need to be successful. And she’s inspiring and uplifting, too. I feel so empowered, and I appreciate her acknowledgment of God’s influence in our lives, goals, and business endeavors. A few key takeaways for me:
- God uses my talents and dreams to work good in the world.
- There is room for all of us in the market. We can support others who have businesses like ours without sabotaging our own dreams and goals.
- It’s important to say no to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
- I need to protect my priorities.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is even thinking about the possibility of starting a business. To all my entrepreneur friends, you need this book in your arsenal. Brett got this for me as a gift, and I feel totally spoiled.