The Pregnant Entrepreneurby Darla L Demorrow
The Pregnant Entrepreneur is the essential how-to guide for combining pregnancy with running or starting your own business. Although many books for new moms discuss going back to work in a corporation, and just as many cover staying home for those who choose that option, there were no books offering advice to entrepreneurs who become pregnant...until now.
From cribs to cash flow, from style to staffing, from maternity leave to marketing plans, this book offers encouragement and practical advice for succeeding as a pregnant entrepreneur.
Inside is a wealth of strategies for balancing small business and family life, including tips on building a support team, financing maternity leave, and a one page business plan for busy moms-to-be.
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I am keeping this book on my desk from now on. It's a great guide to helping home moms develop their lifestyle business - whether you're pregnant or not, or have little ones running around already. There is practical information on how to manage everything from birth plans to customers, finances to taxes, and suggestions for managing an unconventional schedule. As an entrepreneur now doing my best to morph into a 'mompreneur', I can relate and found this book validating as well as useful. I particularly like the detailed but simple financial planning forms. All the forms and appendixes are available on Darla's website which is a really nice touch. If you want to learn some useful tools for putting your lifestyle business into action (a lifestyle business, as Darla says - is a business that is built around you) then I would highly recommend this book. I am still working through it!
Make sure to get a copy of this book before you do either! Written in a straightforward style each of the 12 chapters tackle topics such as nutrition, business strategies, fashion tips,pacing yourself, how to spread the news to your clients and concludes with "Critical Questions" to ask yourself. There are also Case Studies of moms who have been there/done that sprinkled throughout the book. This book is a must have for any woman looking to start their own business, expand their family or both.
As an ambitious woman looking to get married and take on that future juggling act, I've thought about those looming questions "Will I HAVE To Choose?" and "Can I REALLY Have It All?" This book was a comprehensive guide into the art of doing just that. I love how Darla doesn't fudge about it being hard work, but what she does do is let you know that if you'e willing to put in the work you can be that super woman you want to be.
As a pregnant woman wearing many hats, including running my own business, this book was very helpful. This is not easy task and I second guess my decision to take on so much on a weekly basis. Sometimes it takes a book like The Pregnant Entrepreneur to offer a little encouragement and advice. This book offers helpful insight whether you are pregnant and have a business or plan on being pregnant and managing your own entrepreneurial projects.
For the past few months, reading has become one of my favorite things to do. Not only does it allow me to relax, but it also encourages me to learn. I am not a business owner, or an entrepreneur, but I loved the motivation that this book has given me to maybe start my own business someday. For those of you that already have your own business, or maybe you are thinking of starting one of your own - then this book is one that I would highly recommend! It's a great guide to helping moms, develop their lifestyle business - whether you're pregnant or not, or have little ones running around already. There is practical information on how to manage everything from birth plans to customers, finances to taxes, and suggestions for managing an unconventional schedule. This book definitely qualifies as a personal development book, as well as a practical business 'how to' book. offers readers another way to look at pregnancy: a project with a deadline. She trades off between pregnancy and business as if they intertwine with one another. Budgeting, planning and organization attain to both. Whether you're running (or thinking of starting) a small or large business of your own, any expecting mom is sure to find support and great advice in this book! Darla provides a business plan for the reader to fill in, which is followed by a birth plan example and other helpful documents to help the pregnant business woman organize the details for both baby and company in a way that is benefitial to both experiences. You can find these free downloadable documents on her website too. I have never personally seen a book that combines business and pregnancy all in one. Not only will you learn the how-to's of running your own business, but you will also learn about your own personal pregnancy and what to expect after your little one comes as well. If you are interested in creating a business built around you (and your family) then this book is a great place to start!