When seeking advice, we girls often turn to women with more experience than ourselves - mothers, friends, coworkers - who have been there, done that.
So the most refreshing element of this book is that it reads like sage advice from an older sister. The authors outline the basics of starting up a successful company and include female business owners' testimonials on their experiences.
The book also incorporates tips on firing staffers, questions to ask when looking for a lawyer, and ways to fight stress. But the real help comes when the authors discuss the mistakes they made when starting out and offer tips on how to avoid them.
With only one joke at men's expense (thank goodness) and despite a regrettably narrow explanation of the benefits PR can offer a company, this book will empower women to pursue entrepreneurial dreams. In no time, you'll be in your new office, blasting I Am Woman on the stereo.
Title The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business
Authors Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio
Publisher HarperResource (January 2005), 257 pages
Reviewed by Telisha Bryan