"Smart Women and Small Business is filled with new thinking, ideas, and inspiration for any woman who dreams about becoming a small business owner. A must-read for women looking for life options that include economic success while balancing family obligations. This thought-provoking book provides a wealth of information to kick start any entrepreneur into owning a small business without having to start from scratch."—Betsy Myers, former director, Office of Women's Business Ownership, U.S. Small Business Administration and Executive Director, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
"This is a remarkably useful book. The advice and information offered in Smart Women and Small Business shows women the avenues and venues where their entrepreneurial aspirations can flourish. Wilmerding is particularly adept at blending action plans with stories and resources, giving the reader a clear picture of the journey ahead as the owner and proprietor of a successful small business."—Sylvia Ann Hewlett, economist, author, and President, Center for Work-Life Policy
"Smart Women and Small Business is a wonderful guidepost for any woman seeking an entrepreneurial career. The book's no-nonsense approach, from a female perspective, provides practical wisdom to successfully navigate the adventures and pitfalls of building your own business."—Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Capital Management, LLC and regular financial contributor for Good Morning America
"Wilmerding has filled a major void in the literature of entrepreneurship by demonstrating the significant opportunities offered by acquiring an existing business instead of starting from scratch. Smart Women and Small Business is chock-full of essential resources and sound guidance for smart choices, and leavened with personal stories. It's both inspirational and practical. I recommend it highly."—Beth Polish, founding CFO of iVillage, Inc., author of the DROOM (Don't Run Out of Money) Primer series
"I really had expected to read the same old trite stuff about how to buy a business. Your new book is not only right to the point, full of solid, usable information - but fun to read. I recommend it (and will) to any person (not just women) looking to go into business for themselves. It is down-to-earth, nitty-gritty stuff that anyone considering entering the world of small business should read. I also feel that even those in small business would learn a lot by reading it." —Tom West, founder and past president of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and VR Business Brokers; author of the Business Reference Guide; nationally renowned business brokerage and valuation expert.