There is one bright shining area where women start more businesses than men: women who are single start more businesses than their male counterparts. Five years ago, author and entrepreneur Erin Albert started to ask why this was the case with her first book, Single. Women. Entrepreneurs. Now, in her newly published book Single. Women. Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later, she checks back in during a critical time for women in the US, during the #MeToo movement and a call for gender equality, more women leaders, and overall support of women.
This is a book to help readers not only learn what happened to each of the Single Women Entrepreneurs featured in the first book, but to track their progress over the past five years and learn from the successes and failures of these brave women. Erin talks to each of them to learn what ultimately happened to each of those businesses. Did they grow or did they close their doors? Did those women entrepreneurs decide to move into a completely new direction with their businesses and their lives, or did they keep plugging away with the work she found them doing 5 years ago? It makes for fascinating reading. Most of all, this book provides a unique understanding of why supporting such women entrepreneurs in their businesses is critical due to the tough challenges they uniquely face. If you're a woman thinking of starting a business (single or not) read on as well to unearth the challenges and the rewards.
The hard thing about being an entrepreneur is that it’s all up to you. You make all the decisions, You do all the hard thinking and often, all the labour to bring a company to life
Even if you are successful, the haters exponentially multiply and can’t wait to see you tumble… and failure is inevitable when you are a business owner.
There’s really no playbook on starting and running a business. While there are templates and thousands of books on writing business plans, every business is different, in different markets, and fraught with different challenges.
In addition to being one of the hardest things I’ve ever accomplished, starting a business (or in my case two) has also been two of the best things I’ve ever done.
About the author
Dr. Erin Albert is an award-winning entrepreneur, writer, health outcomes pharmacist, attorney, coach, podcaster, speaker, and STEM advocate. She is also the founder of two companies, Pharm LLC, and Yuspie LLC. Erin has penned over a dozen books on a range of topics, including entrepreneurship, career development, pharmacy law, pharmacy practice, and STEM for girls. In addition, she also podcasts for the Pharmacy Podcast Network under the channel Pharming Your Career which has over 67,000 subscribers, about healthcare career development, entrepreneurship and women’s issues.
Why LoA loves it….
Do you often read about women entrepreneurs and their business journeys and then wonder what happened to them, if they made it, if their businesses survived or perhaps had to pivot along the way, or if they just plain failed due to all the pressures? In Erin Albert’s new book, Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later, she revisits all the women entrepreneurs she interviewed for her first book in this series, and finds out just what happened to each of them, and where they are in their lives and businesses today. It makes for fascinating and insightful reading, and all the very personal stories featured will undoubtedly resonate with every woman entrepreneur reading them. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and ceo of Lionesses of Africa