New Book Shows Moms How To Start a Business In 12 Weeks

You might remember Holly Hurd of Darien - the focus of this Mommy Minute in 2013.

The founder of Venture Mom - an online resource and marketplace where mother's connect, network and are inspired by one another's business ideas - has a new project.  In August, her first book, Venture Mom: From Idea to Income In Just 12 Weeks, was released.

“The book came-to-be because I met so many women who wanted to start their own business and they said, 'How do I do it?'  So, I distilled what I had learned from the hundreds of moms that I've interviewed into a 12 week process," explains this mom-of-three.  "98 percent of the moms I’ve interviewed didn’t have a business plan, didn’t have start-up capital and didn’t even have a babysitter.”

But - she says - you can start a business in one afternoon with one email.  It's not that difficult.

The first three chapters help women determine what they want to do which can be the toughest part of the process.  The second section inspires would-be entreprenurs to get organized by tackling one task per week.  “It doesn’t have to be perfect but you have to accomplish it," says Hurd.  "Like, you have a week to come-up with a name, a week to pick two colors, a week to pick a font. The branding can be as simple as that.”

The third section explores how new business owners can market themselves by showing how others have done it successfully.

Hurd started sharing profiles of female entrepreneurs on her web site about five years ago and is proud of the support she's lent her peers:  “So often I hear that the stories of other women is what inspires people to start their own business.”

The book can be purchased on BarnesAndNoble.comAmazon.com and in some local stores.

Hurd is holding a book signing at Barrett Bookstore in Darien on October 15th, featuring wine and cheese.  Past Venture Moms will be in attendance.

 

 

 

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