For many woman-owned business startups, the early days can be tough and challenging in so many different ways. In particular, the challenge of trying to build a new business, build a new brand, and perhaps launch a new product or service, all with very little capital to play with. There have been many books written on the subject, but few with as much empathy as Beverly Sallee Ophoff shares in her book A Woman’s Guide to Bootstrapping a Business.
In A Woman’s Guide to Bootstrapping a Business, Beverly Sallee Ophoff gives a wealth of practical information and motivational inspiration for any woman building a business or desiring to start one. Her book is based on more than forty years of leadership experience as an entrepreneur, with enterprises and colleagues in more than thirty nations. She has lived the Bootstrapping concept, remembers only too well how hard and lonely a place it can be in those early days, starting with very little capital and growing a business to the stratosphere of success. Yet, she also understands the importance of family, valued friends, the need to rely on personal strength of character and family strength, and the need to ‘give back’.
What is powerful about Beverly’s book is that she has a particular emphathy for women of often feel the need to change their personal situations yet feel powerless to make that change happen. She connects with those women who need encouragement and support in making their business ideas turn into life-changing enterprises. She believes in those women who need to make a successful micro-business happen in order to put food on the table for her family. And, she inspires those women who feel their businesses and ideas have the potential to make a global impact and make positive change happen in the lives of others.
"My story is told so that YOU might believe your life can be different. You CAN own your own future."
- Beverly Sallee Ophoff, author and entrepreneur
About the Author
Beverly is an international business leader, founder of Premiere Training Concepts, and a motivational speaker with over 40 years experience. Her travels have allowed her to teach and train people across the globe how to start and build enterprises of their own. Her business acumen and success is rivaled only by her philanthropic giving to charities in over 20 countries. She passionately coaches other leaders from the back so that they can model integrity and character while generously giving back to their families and communities. As well as being the author of A Woman’s Guide to Bootstrapping a Business, she has written two other books - The Positive Charge and Hitting the Highest Notes.
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Why LoA loves it….
At LoA, we love to read about women who genuinely understand what it is like to start out in business without huge amounts of resources and relying instead on their passion, sheer determination to succeed, and hard work. Beverly Sallee Ophoff is one such woman who knows what it means to bootstrap a business, the challenges to be faced and the hurdles to overcome, and as a result, inspires others to seek comfort from her experiences and follow in her highly successful entrepreneurial footsteps. A reassuring read for anyone starting out on their own entrepreneurial journeys. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa