Count Me In! is a great read for the wannabe, emerging, steady-on-her-feet female entrepreneur doing something to turn her dreams into reality. It is filled with practical advice and wisdom, with exercises to help readers to develop their networking skills, at the same time as developing their personal and social brands, their websites and their infomercials.
Shari Reinhart offers her practical ideas about how to approach independent work, organizing both office space and financial plans. The book is filled with stories of women who share their why, how and what in the world of entrepreneurship, and readers are likely to recognize themselves and their entrepreneurial journeys in many of them. This book is about belonging - it’s about female entrepreneurship and the sense of community that comes with belonging to a networking group. It is about having faith in yourself as a woman entrepreneur, about building the courage to act on big dreams and about harnessing the power of networking today. Deciding to become an entrepreneur is achoice that some people make after much angst and probably amid many naysayers. It’s a passport to the freedom and contribution people seek. For women who venture into it, this book is a soft place to land.
At a practical level, Shari Reinhart provides a newbie’s guide to networking, looks at how to leverage the feminine mystique in the entrepreneurial world, how to emerge as entrepreneur, how to make powerful connections, how to craft your social brand, creating a high impact website, how to trust your intuition in the world of entrepreneurship, and how to be outstanding in your field and therefore more competitive in the marketplace. She also provides a wealth of entreprneuerial stories, reflections and case studies that will connect with any aspiring woman entrepreneur. Ultimately, the title of the book says it all - it’s about belonging to a community of fellow women entrepreneurs and understanding that networking can open up a wealth of opportunities.
“This book is about belonging. It’s about female entrepreneurship and the sense of community that comes with belonging to a networking group. It is about having faith in yourself as a woman entrepreneur, about building courage to act on your big dreams, and about networking standards today.”
- Shari Reinhart
About the Author
Shari Reinhart is a ghostwriter, professional editor and writing doula. She works with a team of people to birth non-fiction books for people who want to become authors. She writes books, blogs and websites for professionals, service providers and business experts. When she’s not in front of her computer screen, you’ll likely find her on a spin cycle (huffing and puffing), in the kitchen (barefoot and multi tasking), enjoying a local getaway sipping Starbucks, or hanging out with her family (hubby Nick, 3 kids Jamie, Sammy and Joy and Labradoodle Molly). She is also the founder of MiB Networking Group for women, a leading networking group based in Montreal where businesswomen meet in a congenial spirit of sharing information and giving referrals.
Why LoA loves it….
This is a great read for all those up and coming women entrepreneurs who want to fully maximise the power of networking and collaboration to build successful businesses. It is packed full of practical advice, useful information, and great case studies and stories from those women entrepreneurs who have travelled their business journeys to success and have lots of insight to share. It is also a useful resource for those who are looking to start building strong business and personal brands. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa