I have shared previously on this blog how I have always wanted to own my own business and that I am a Bizness Babe graduate. Yes, I am officially a Babe. I even have the certificate to prove it! Jokes aside, I really admire successful women in business who balance home, family and work amongst all the chaos that running your own business can bring.
A couple of years ago I attended a Bizness Babes course here in Brisbane to give me business training. I found it so beneficial and confident boosting. I have raved about it to many of my friends and now I am excited to tell you that the lovely team from Bizness Babes have put out a book.
The Bizness Book is written by the talented Vicki Burkinshaw and covers everything that was in the course I attended. I know, I just finished reading it and I checked! Vicki is a successful business owner herself and has been able to accomplish the amazing task of fitting her business around her own needs and that of her cherubs. Inspiring!
Bizness Babes have been helping women and especially mothers by giving them business training across Australia for the past 5 years. It is an empowering and inspiring course. Every time a course runs they have to turn away hundred of women as places are limited and this book is a wonderful solution to help you still receive the training.
If you are interested in starting your own business, have an awesome idea for a business or already own one, I highly recommend you purchase this book. It contains so many questions you need to ask yourself and highlights aspects of business that you need to consider to help make your business successful. Successful financially but also successful in that your business fits around your life and not the other way around!
When I first attended this course I was scared about just the thought of starting a business but after completing it I now have confidence and knowledge behind me if I do decide to take that leap in the future. I even use a lot of the training I received from the course now whilst running my blog. You may have noticed I run my blog as a personal blog but also as a part time business blog. Bizness Babes gave me the confidence kick start to try that and I have been having an awesome time since doing so....you may have noticed...new shoes/boots/makeup/jewellery anyone?
The Bizness Book doesn’t promise to make you a millionaire. Instead it lets you define your own idea of success, whether your ambitions are modest or monumental. One aspect of the book that I totally love is that the proceeds of The Bizness Book go into further developing the Bizness Babes program. Meaning, when you purchase the book you in turn help another women learn how to become successful in business. Brilliant!
Here is what I love about the book:
* It is a small sized book and can easily fit in my handbag
* It is written by women for women, understanding our commitments to family and community
* It clearly defines what skills, knowledge and characteristics you need for business
* It is written boldly, honestly and also with humour
* It is full of successful examples of other women
* It covers marketing, finance, research, time management, position, price and taxes just to name a few
* There is a provided note section to jot down any ideas you have whilst reading
* It has a glossary of terms and helpful online resources
* It is just jam packed full of information that you can work you way through in your own time
* You can use it as a reference guide to return to when your business has started
The only down side to this book is that you miss out on all the awesome group discussion that happen with the Bizness Babes course but there is nothing to stop you from getting together with a few friends and working the way through the book together.
The Bizness Book can be purchased by clicking on the Buy Now buttons below.
For further information contact Vickie Burkinshaw: Vickie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if you are one of 700,000 woman in business here in Australia you are invited to take part in a unique opportunity. To have your say in the nation’s first national research project especially designed for women. The Australian Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI) has launched the research which will be available until December 2011.
Women business owners in urban, regional and rural Australia are wanted to take part in the survey. The poll will provide information about women business owners: their challenges, rewards and opportunities.
The poll can be accessed through the AWCCI website at www.awcci.org.au and it takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and can be done anonymously. Participants also have the chance to enter the draw and win prizes to the total value or more than $8000 including:
1. A holiday thanks to Wild Bush Luxury, valued at $4,000 (several locations available)
2. Two business-coaching sessions with Avril Henry, valued at $3,000 (Avril is the author of Leadership Revelations: An Australian Perspective and leading management consultant).
3. Virtual office space for three months, thanks to ServCorp, valued at $1,100 (Office available at any Servcorp location in either NSW, VIC or QLD).
Terms and conditions apply; please see www.awcci.org.au for further information.
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From what you know and who you know:
What tips or characteristics do think you need to be successful in business?