You Buy the Peanut Butter, I'll Get the Bread: The Absolutely True Adventures of Best Friends in Business

You Buy the Peanut Butter, I'll Get the Bread: The Absolutely True Adventures of Best Friends in Business

by Kirsten Poe Hill, Renee E. Warren
     
 

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Best friends and business partners, two remarkable women share their secrets to starting and succeeding in your own business

Part inspiring business story and part insider’s how-to, You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread shares the lessons two best friends learned while making their business dreams come true. The co-founders of

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Best friends and business partners, two remarkable women share their secrets to starting and succeeding in your own business

Part inspiring business story and part insider’s how-to, You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread shares the lessons two best friends learned while making their business dreams come true. The co-founders of Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc.—a New York City–based event management, media relations, video and technical production firm with many notable corporate and celebrity clients—Kirsten and Renée give aspiring small-business starters the real deal on what it takes to succeed and endure, both professionally and personally.

With refreshing honesty and sisterly counsel, they offer an up-close look at the daily highs and lows of starting, managing, and maintaining a business in the midst of developing and losing friendships, dating, falling in and out of love, and getting married—as well as the particular challenges women business owners face. Despite some peanut butter sandwich dinners, Kirsten and Renée made it happen, and their story will empower entrepreneurs everywhere that they can too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452290143
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Title Page

Copyright Page

Dedication

Acknowledgements

Introduction

 

Chapter 1 - North and South Meet: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Chapter 2 - The Start of Noelle-Elaine: Smooth Sailing

Chapter 3 - How It Changed: What Did We Do to Get Out of the Mess?

Chapter 4 - Developing Our Business Model: What Made It Work?

Chapter 5 - Divide the Workload, Stretch the Dollar

Chapter 6 - Making Impressions

Chapter 7 - Being Women in Business

Chapter 8 - Tenacity

Chapter 9 - A Taxing Time

Chapter 10 - The Aftermath: Going On after a Crisis

Chapter 11

Chapter 12 - Final Chapter: Life Goes On

 

A Final Thank-You

A PLUME BOOK

You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread

Best friends and business partners, KIRSTEN POE HILL and RENÉE E. WARREN cofounded, fifteen years ago, Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc., a New York City-based event, management, media relations, and video production agency with many notable corporate, non-profit, and celebrity clients.

Ms. Warren, who is an award-winning producer, and Ms. Poe Hill met when they were both working at CNBC, Ms. Warren in production and Ms. Poe Hill in media relations.

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Copyright © Kirsten Poe Hill and Renée E. Warren, 2009

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You buy the peanut butter, I’ll get the bread : the absolutely true adventures of best friends in business / Kirsten Poe Hill and Renée E. Warren. p. cm.

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Acknowledgments

From Kirsten and Renée

 

To our friends and family who helped us build our business by serving as volunteers during events or offering us reduced fees for their services—THANK YOU.

Meet the Author

Kirsten Poe Hill (left) and Renée E. Warren co-founded Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc. fifteen years ago. Their notable clients include: Ariel Mutual Funds, Ashley Stewart, Black Enterprise magazine, Charles Schwab, Disney Channel, Essence Communications, HBO, L’Oreal, Money, and Showtime.
Kirsten Poe Hill and Renée E. Warren (right) co-founded Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc. fifteen years ago. Their notable clients include: Ariel Mutual Funds, Ashley Stewart, Black Enterprise magazine, Charles Schwab, Disney Channel, Essence Communications, HBO, L’Oreal, Money, and Showtime.

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